29th Annual Tree of Light Ceremony: Healing Our Community

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5:45 p.m.

Acknowledging the worldwide pandemic, Hospice Savannah offers a community-wide memorial gathering to recognize both our individual and collective losses

Hospice Savannah’s annual memorial gathering supports both the families of hospice patients, and also anyone in our community who has faced the death of a loved one. This year’s program pays special tribute to honoring the lives and contributions of Arnold and Lorlee Tenenbaum, the first to die from COVID-19 in our community. Arnold and Lorlee died within five days of each other in March and are remembered for their philanthropic support of artistic, cultural, educational and community organizations throughout the City of Savannah.

Tree of Light will be offered at the Forsyth Park Band Shell so that social distancing may be maintained. Mayor Van Johnson will officiate the forty-five minute gathering and musical interludes will be performed by musicians from across the globe through Hospice Savannah’s partnership with the Savannah VOICE Festival. As we collectively recognize and honor those we have lost in 2020, their images and names will be displayed on screens, and a time of prayer will be officiated by leaders from all faith groups.

Guests will be encouraged to socially distance, however the event will be livestreamed so that families can participate in the healing gathering from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

As always, sponsorships shall be secured by Hospice Savannah and recognized prior to the event, during the event, and throughout the livestream.  Sponsorships allow Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement counselors to continue offering grief support to any child, teen or adult in our community at no cost.

All donors receive a commemorative ornament and donors who make gifts of $1,000 or above  will be contacted by the Foundation to place a brass leaf on the Tree of Rememberance at Hospice House or at the Demere Center for Living. Make your donation securely here  – being  sure to designate Tree of Light for your gift ( on line 3)

Because of your generosity, no one need  face loss alone.