Peter and Rebecca Fine Announce Matching Gift to Build Endowment for Hospice Music Therapy


Peter S. Fine and Rebecca Ailes-Fine

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. 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.

The Power of Music

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.

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.

“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.’ 

Fine Family Matching Challenge
Banner Hospice’s Music Therapist 
Tammy Reiver jams with a patient
whose life was built around music
before his cancer diagnosis. Read
Pete's story
and find out more about
the program.

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


Increase the Power of your Gift

Donate online now to have your gift matched by the Fine family. Direct your gift to Hospice Music Therapy using the dropdown menu.

If you prefer, checks payable to Banner Health Foundation can be mailed 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.