Hays –The HaysMed Foundation has received a bequest of $127,564 from the estate of Joyce Specter. Mrs. Specter died in October of 2015.
Mrs. Specter was raised in Enterprise, Kansas and attended the Wichita Business College. While working in Wichita, she met her husband, Morton Specter who passed away in 1993. Joyce and Morton were longtime residents of Russell, moving back to Kansas after his service in the United States Navy during World War II.
As an avid and knowledgeable antique collector, Mrs. Specter paid tribute to things of the past. She restored and refinished furniture with an artistry that was admired by many.
The bequest establishes the Joyce D. Specter Hospice Endowment, a permanent fund in which the earnings will be used to provide funding for Hospice projects and programs at Hays Medical Center. Priority shall be given to residents of Russell County, Kansas.
“We are so honored to receive this bequest from Joyce’s estate,” said HaysMed Foundation Director Ruth Heffel. “Private gifts are crucial to help enhance and expand exceptional healthcare programs to better serve our patients at HaysMed.”
For more information on how to include HaysMed in an estate, contact the HaysMed Foundation at (785) 623-2350, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Foundation website at www.haysmedfoundation.org.