Gifts to Hospice Music Therapy matched by the Fines


Banner Hospice Music Therapy


Peter S. Fine and Rebecca Ailes-Fine
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Banner Hospice Music Therapy.

Music therapy is an evidence-based discipline that benefits patients with a wide range of conditions in all stages of life. Through activities such as lyric analysis, songwriting, playing, listening, or recall, music therapists work with patients to provide skilled, personalized care.

The Power of Music

In hospice settings, music therapy helps patients cope with their illness, decreases pain and stress, and provides a supportive tool for families and friends. For those with dementia and other cognitive disorders, music therapy has been shown to help improve focus and reduce anxiety.

Banner Health’s President & CEO, Peter S. Fine, and his wife, Rebecca Ailes-Fine, have recently established the Fine Family Matching Challenge through the Banner Health Foundation.

Peter S. Fine and Rebecca Ailes-Fine

The Fines will match donor gifts 50 cents on the dollar to build a $1.5 million endowment that will support and sustain Banner Hospice’s Music Therapy program in perpetuity.

“As a society, we place a great deal of emphasis on the early stages of life,” said Mr. Fine. “Rebecca and I believe it’s also important to demonstrate respect, compassion and dignity for patients and their families towards the end of life. We believe Banner Hospice and its Music Therapy Program bring to life James Taylor’s lyric, ‘The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.’ 

Read more about how Music Therapy helped a special Banner Hospice patient whose life was centered around music before his cancer diagnosis.


Make an enduring gift

Legacy gifts are a powerful way for individuals and families to invest in the future of Arizona health care through Banner Health. A gift from your estate promised today—typically, at no cost to you—and realized after your lifetime can have a meaningful impact on programs serving future generations.

One way to make a difference today is by committing a planned gift to help build a permanent endowment to support Music Therapy for Hospice patients. By making an irrevocable commitment through your will, trust, charitable gift annuity, or other means, your gift will be matched today—and be part of a permanent endowment that will grow forever.

Download the Giving Opportunity flyer for Banner Hospice Music Therapy to find out more.

Increasing the power of your gift

Donate online now at and your gift will be matched by the Fine family. You may also mail checks payable to Banner Health Foundation to 2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012, noting “Hospice Music Therapy” on the memo line.

To discuss estate giving or gifts of non-cash assets such as stock, contact us by email or call 602.747.4485.