Kim Ritter Joins Hospice of Michigan as Event and Donor Relations Specialist

Detroit, March 23, 2014 – Kim Ritter has joined Hospice of Michigan as an event and donor relations specialist.

In her new role, Ritter will be responsible for donor relations, special events, fundraising and stewardship. Additionally, Ritter will assist Hospice of Michigan’s philanthropy team in major gifts, annual campaigns, grants and other special projects. Based in Detroit, she joins a statewide philanthropy team of 11 that raises more than $4 million annually to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and the underinsured.

Ritter brings more than 20 years of development, events and volunteer management experience in the health care field to Hospice of Michigan. Most recently, she was senior associate director of development at the Beaumont Foundation, where she was responsible for donor relations, recognition and fundraising events and volunteer management as well as the development of donor communication pieces.

Prior to that, Ritter worked for Bon Secours Cottage Health Services Foundation and Henry Ford Health System in a variety of philanthropic and event roles.

Ritter holds an associate in business management and organizational development from Macomb Community College. She is a member of the American Fundraising Professionals and Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

She currently resides in Clinton Township with her husband Jim.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit