A commitment to giving was one of the founding values of Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Inc. (EPC). When Charles Lassiter, a partner in the firm, decided to retire, his fellow founding partner, Jon Jasper and EPC honored him, at his request, with a significant gift to Hospice of East Texas in memory of his wife, Donna, who had been a Hospice patient.
A portion of the gift was used to renovate the Genecov Courtyard garden at HomePlace, and the remainder of the gift created the Donna Lassiter Endowment at the Hospice of East Texas Foundation. Designated for general purposes, distributions from the endowment are given to Hospice of East Texas each year to be used in areas of greatest need.
The commitment of EPC to “the busines of giving” is evidenced every day in the beautiful courtyard garden. Donna Lassiter’s name and memory will live on in the endowment that bears her name, benefiting patients and families for years to come.