Kaua’i Hospice gets five-figure Christmas present

Tom and Kelly McGannon of Princeville recently presented an unexpected Christmas gift to officials at Kaua’i Hospice for their new-building campaign.

Judy Smith, Kaua’i Hospice acting executive director, and Diana Davidson-Clendenon, Kaua’i Hospice clinical-care coordinator, accepted a check for $25,000 from the Mc-Gannons, who are building a home at ‘Aliomanu Estates on the North Shore.

The McGannons relocated to the island almost three years ago from Dana Point, Calif. They gave the gift in memory of their parents, a Kaua’i Hospice spokesperson said. They are owners of McGannon Consulting, LLC, whose leaders focus on engineering consulting, accounting applications, and administrative-support systems. Tom McGannon is a licensed civil engineer and surveyor, and Kelly McGannon manages the accounting.

The McGannons have five children and 12 grandchildren, all of whom visit Kaua’i periodically from the Mainland.

At the presentation, they both noted the compassion and caring hospice officials and volunteers had shown their parents in California before they relocated to Kaua’i.

Contractors hired by Kaua’i Hospice officials continue construction of what will become the first hospice facility owned and operated by leaders of Kaua’i Hospice, next to the Hana Kukui Building in Kukui Grove Village West, where Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative offices are located.

The new building will have ample space for public meetings. The current Kaua’i Hospice offices are in the Isenberg Tract subdivision in Lihu’e. More funds are needed for the building, and a capital campaign is on now. Please call 245-7277 for more information. Please see another Kaua’i Hospice story and photograph on page A7.


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