The Hospice of East Texas was founded by the vision, generosity and caring spirit of East Texans.
In 1981, Mrs. Evelyn Lake visited a friend in Arizona and saw first-hand what hospice care could mean to patients and families at a difficult time in their lives.Determined that her own community should have the same services, Mrs. Lake became the catalyst for the creation of The Hospice of East Texas when she shared her vision with community leaders and enlisted the support of The Junior League of Tyler.
The Evelyn Lake Society was created to pay tribute to those who have a vision for the future, as Mrs. Lake did. Its members are generous friends who have made a commitment to The Hospice of East Texas through their estate plans. By naming The Hospice of East Texas as the beneficiary of a gift through bequests, trust agreements, life insurance, retirement accounts or other planned gifts, members of The Evelyn Lake Society ensure that Hospice will be able to provide our caring services to all who need them for years and years to come.
Making a gift through your estate to The Hospice of East Texas enables you to create a legacy of care for all East Texans. There are no membership fees or minimum gift amounts to join the Lake Society. The size of your gift is entirely your choice and is kept strictly confidential.
We hope you will join other compassionate individuals with a vision for the future by making a planned gift to The Hospice of East Texas. The commitments of members of The Evelyn Lake Society help ensure the continued excellence of The Hospice of East Texas and guarantee that Mrs. Lake’s gracious and generous vision will always endure.
If you have included The Hospice of East Texas in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know. Your willingness to be listed as a member of The Evelyn Lake Society encourages others to follow your example. To find out more about joining The Evelyn Lake Society, please contact Nancy Lamar, Vice President of Community Relations at 903-266-3402.