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Endowment Giving

We answer the call. We listen. We help. We forever change lives of cancer patients and their loved ones. Our formula for helping is simple and successful. We provide a remarkable respite vacation and endless support so valued by a person affected by this disease.

Since we began our work in 1999, thousands of adult cancer patients and their loved ones have benefited from these week-long “breaks from cancer” thanks to the consistent generosity of our loyal supporters.

With grateful hearts, we pause to thank those who have helped us ease the burden of thousands of people touched by cancer and pledge our commitment to those yet to come.

Healing, Hope & Happiness is our plan for a vital and vibrant future.

For Pete’s Sake, join us as we work toward a $3 million goal. Your financial support will allow patients and their loved ones to “Take a Break from Cancer” on respite vacations of a lifetime and to navigate the cancer journey with Healing, Hope & Happiness.

To learn more, please view our full Case for Support here.

Our goal of $3 MILLION will be the primary source from which perpetual respite support continues year after year.

Donor Opportunities

FPS calls our lovely respite house in Davenport, FL — home. So have hundreds of families who have taken refuge there from the stormy seas of cancer. It is fitting, therefore, this home become the centerpiece of our Campaign recognition. Future Travelers will be forever inspired by your generosity.

In addition to website, program and event recognition, your gift will be highlighted in the following ways:
$1,000,000: Name the FPS Respite Home in Florida.

$300,000: Name the rooms in this home.

$100,000 and greater: Family Promises Fund. The income on a generous gift of $100,000 will provide a week’s respite for a family in perpetuity. Personal recognition of your gift will be displayed during your week every year.

Up to $100,000: Be a Part of the Healing, Hope & Happiness Family Palm Tree at the FPS Respite Home in Florida. 

As with all efforts, we dedicate this campaign to our inspiration, Peter R. Bossow, Jr. You help us build his legacy.

To commit your generosity to any of the above opportunities, please contact Marci Schankweiler, FPS Founder and CEO at 267-708-0510 or