FRIENDS OF CAROLINE HOSPICE OF BEAUFORT INC
1110 13th St
Port Royal SC 29935
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Friends of Caroline Hospice
Address 1110 13th St
Port Royal, SC 29935
Telephone (843) 525-6257
Fax (843) 525-9418
E-mail info@friendsofcarolinehospice.com
Projected Annual Revenue $1,556,874.00 (2015)
Mission Statement Friends of Caroline Hospice is dedicated to providing hospice services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life-threatening illness as well as support for their families, friends and for the community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Lindsay R Roberg
Board Chair Jim Wolbrink
Board Chair Company Affiliation NO
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
NameYear
Caroline Hospice of Beaufort1984
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Friends of Caroline Hospice is dedicated to providing hospice services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life-threatening illness as well as support for their families, friends and for the community.
Background

In 1977, a young local woman named Caroline Sue Quann died of cancer at age 31. In order to honor her wishes to be at home for her final days, as well as die with grace and dignity, her friends resolved to provide her with companionship and medical care. This marked the founding of Friends of Caroline Hospice, the first non-profit hospice organization in Beaufort County.

Friends of Caroline Hospice has cared for generations of Beaufort County residents and is a pioneer in developing end-of-life care programming and services. The Mission of Friends remains as it was in the beginning: to ease pain, anxiety, and other symptoms surrounding a terminal illness.

Friends provides physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, counselors, chaplains and volunteers for patients and their families. In addition, we provide grief counseling and caregiver support for anyone in the community who has experienced a loss or who is caring for a loved one. All of these services are offered at no cost to participants.

Impact
Friends of Caroline has expanded our excellent hospice care to include both Beaufort and Jasper Counties.  We are proud to say that we have met our service promises 100% of the time.  Our child bereavement program has partnered with Beaufort County School District.  We are now reaching children "South of the Broad."  The First Annual Camp Caroline for children who have experienced loss was held at Fripp Island this year.  Our goals for this year include:  expanding our educational outreach program to allow patients and their families access to our services, ongoing community support in hospice and bereavement as well as expansion and continued outreach for support of our fundraisers in order to provide exceptional care for all individuals regardless of race, creed, sex, class and financial/insurance status.    
 
Needs
  • Increased donations to support growing population of patients without insurance in order to provide exceptional patient care. 
  • Associate Medical Director to assist Medical Director
  • Speaking engagements to increase community education regarding hospice care, Friends' services and bereavement support.
  • Camp Caroline support
  • Increased volunteerism especially with direct patient care and The Red Door Thrift Shop.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Dear Friends,

It has only been a few short months since I started my journey as the new executive director for FRIENDS of Caroline HOSPICE.  I have been overwhelmed with the passion and dedication of our staff, volunteers and board members as well as the community. 

As the very first hospice in Beaufort, we are excited to celebrate 35 years of exceptional services this year.  This organization was built from pure love.  To those of you who envisioned this mission and worked so hard to shape this organization, thank you.  I would also like to invite the community to join us in our future.    

I am excited for the years to come here at FRIENDS of Caroline HOSPICE.  We truly couldn’t do what we do for our Beaufort County without you.  I invite you to come visit our office in Port Royal anytime.  We’d love to have you.

All the best,

 

 

Lindsay Roberg RN, BSN, CHPN

Executive Director 
Board Chair Statement

I was first introduced to Friends of Caroline Hospice by a neighbor.  I was relatively new to the area and receptive to being involved with a worthy charitable organization, and soon thereafter elected to the Board.  Friends of Caroline was doing great work in the community and very well respected.  For over twenty-five years they were seeking no funding other than charitable contributions.

 

Over the next couple years, it was becoming increasingly apparent that that was a business model that offered no growth and thus no future.  Thus after much agonizing study the decision was made to seek Medicare certification and be eligible for Medicare reimbursement for caring for Medicare eligible patients.  Unlike most other hospices, however Friends of Caroline continues to accept all hospice eligible patients, regardless of eligibility for Medicare reimbursement or ability to pay.  Unlike other hospices, Friends also offers a comprehensive Bereavement program, both for adults and children.  These programs are expensive and can only be funded by doing fund raisers and an annual campaign.  The challenge is to not have our lean staff devoting too much time to fund raisers and not tending to the core business of running a hospice.  This requires a considerable amount of volunteer effort to manage the fund raisers.  It also requires constant monitoring by the Executive Committee and Board to ensure that volunteers do their jobs and not just push things off on the staff.

 

As President of the Board, I find the position very rewarding in that we get to work with a Board made up of community and business leaders in the area and we get to interface with a very professional and capable staff.  The challenge is to continue to grow the organization and not lose any of this professionalism.

 

Jim Wolbrink, President

Friends of Caroline Hospice

Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Provide services in Beaufort County, SC.
Board Chair
Board Chair Jim Wolbrink
Company Affiliation NO
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
George Beck Community Volunteer
Tom Cameron Community Volunteer
Stacey Canaday Community Volunteer
Logan Crowther Community Volunteer
Mary Lou Cullen Community Volunteer
Anne Gallant Community Volunteer
York Glover Community Volunteer
Linda Hawes Community Volunteer
Annie Keyser Community Volunteer
Norris Laffitte Community Volunteer
David Morrill Community Volunteer
Amy Pinckney Community Volunteer
Lindsay Roberg Executive Director
Jane Sidwell Community Volunteer
Heath Simmons Community Volunteer
Vicki Verity Community Volunteer
Jim Wolbrink Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 9
Governance
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Lindsay R Roberg
Experience

 

  • Previous Director of Clinical Operations, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • MBA, University of North Carolina, in progress
  • BS in Nursing, University of South Carolina (BSN)
  • BS in Biology, University of South Carolina
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)

 

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Catherine Kennedy RNDirector of Clinical Services
Dr. Gordon Krueger Medical Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 9
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Programs
Description Friends offers bereavement support to the community, free of charge on an on-going, monthly basis. 
Short Term Success   
Long Term Success   
Program Success Monitored BY   
Description Volunteers are trained to facilitate a grief support group for students, k-12th grades in partnership with Beaufort County School District. 
Short Term Success   
Long Term Success   
Description Friends of Caroline offers volunteer opportunities in several areas, including Patient & Family Support, the Red Door Thrift Store, Professional Services and more. 
Short Term Success   
Long Term Success   
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $1,556,874.00
Projected Expenses $1,209,088.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense--$478,955$890,327
Administration Expense--$141,783$126,162
Fundraising Expense--$154,839$90,021
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.150.921.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%62%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--37%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets--$842,875$777,651
Current Assets--$92,612$86,781
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities--$58,397$5,879
Total Net Assets--$784,478$771,772
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--1.5914.76
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2016
Nonprofit FRIENDS OF CAROLINE HOSPICE OF BEAUFORT INC
Address 1110 13th St
Port Royal, SC 29935
Primary Phone (843) 525-6257
CEO/Executive Director Lindsay R Roberg
Board Chair Jim Wolbrink
Board Chair Company Affiliation NO
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Caroline Hospice of Beaufort