About Us2023-10-31T14:18:33+00:00


Our mission is to enrich the provider-patient relationship near the end of life through education, collaboration and recognition. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. A defining characteristic of the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation is that we are not aligned with any outside organizations and have no commercial affiliations. Donations come from those solely interested and committed to our mission.

Founders Statement

The Cunniff-Dixon Foundation was created in 2005 in memory of Carley Cunniff and in recognition of Dr. Peter S. Dixon. Carley died in January of 2005 after a 3- year battle with breast cancer. Peter Dixon was her attending physician during her last year; he was the guiding light who enabled her to die a peaceful death at home with

Remembering Andy: Letter From Dr. Peter Dixon

It is with great sadness we announce the death of CDF Founder Matthew (Andy) Baxter. The Cunniff Dixon Foundation sorely misses our visionary and leader who transitioned quietly, surrounded by family, and in peace on February 21, 2022. A compassionate champion of quality end-of-life care, Andy was also our dear friend and mentor.  It is a privilege to carry

Our Team

Nicole Glover

Planning my Way

Planning My Way (PMW) is a comprehensive end of life care workbook experience designed to help individuals and families contemplate, discuss, and communicate legal and supporting future health care directives effectively.


The Cunniff-Dixon Physician and Nursing awards recognize physicians and nurses practicing in the United States who give exemplary care to patients at the end of life. Over $1M has been awarded to deserving honorees collectively over the last decade.

Influencer Interview Series

We have been privileged to engage with some of the brightest and best leaders in the field of palliative and end of life care. We salute them in our influencer interview series and are privileged to bring to you their knowledge and wisdom.

Surgeons guide to palliative care

A highly regarded and carefully created manual specifically written for surgeons in training, regardless of future sub-specialty career choices to offer guidance and management of the most salient problems encountered in palliative care.


The American College Of Surgeons

In 2008, we partnered with The American College of Surgeons for a palliative care curriculum for U.S. surgical residents. Founded in 1913, the College seeks to uphold high standards in surgical practice.

The Hastings Center

Founded in 1969, The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan bioethics institute. It addresses ethical concerns in health, medicine, and the environment, impacting both individuals and societies.

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