The Forefront Living Foundation hosts kick-off event for Faithful Friends program

Forefront Living Foundation hosted its virtual kick-off event on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. The program was originally supposed to kick-off at the beginning of 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to kick off our Faithful Friends affinity group which will offer members special invitations to inspiring and informative talks and exclusive receptions to learn more about the great work Faith Presbyterian Hospice does,” said Tena Burley, Executive Director of Forefront Living Foundation. “We need more advocates in the community that believe we can make the end of life as special as the beginning and want to help in meaningful ways.”

The purpose of this group is to create an environment for engaging individuals with the organization. Our Faithful Friends will serve on committees and participate in other philanthropic opportunities, develop a method for letting donors know about Faithful Wishes along with other organizational needs, and provide a way to engage honorees and previous volunteers.  They will also serve as an entry point for family members who have an affinity for Faith.

“Faithful Friends is a way for individuals to be involved at whatever level of commitment they can,” said Burley.  “Not everyone can volunteer once a week or make a huge donation, but by learning more about quality end-of-life care and helping out where you can, we have an opportunity to change people’s perspectives and help more families have a positive end-of-life experience.”

Membership is $300 per person, or couple, lasting from Feb. 2, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021. In addition to receiving intrinsic rewards, members will be invited to attend exclusive informational and social events, help decide how their fundraising dollars are utilized, and receive incentives for inviting other members to join.  

There are currently 31 members in the Faithful Friends program and the Forefront Living Foundation would like to reach a goal of 100 by the end of the year.

For members, an in-person kick-off is being planned for Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.

If you would like to become a member, visit and choose “Faithful Friends”. To learn more about the Faithful Friends affinity group or become a member, visit