How Your Gift Helps

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Below are several ways you can direct your gift to help the residents of St. Paul’s. Whether you want to help residents who exhaust their financial resources and cannot afford the cost of their care, or you'd like to help residents live a more meaningful life by supporting initiatives to alleviate loneliness, helplessness and boredom, you can rest assured that your gift will make an impact.

Check out our 2018 Annual Report of Giving to see how past donations were used.

For additional information, please contact Dawn Hartman, Director of Planned & Major Giving, at 724-588-7610 ext. 1214 or Teresa Findley, Director of Annual Giving at 724-588-7610 ext. 1237.


Good Samaritan Fund

Residents are never asked to leave St. Paul’s for financial reasons. The Good Samaritan Fund assists residents who have exhausted their financial resources and are unable to afford the full cost of their care.


Keeping the Promise Fund

The Keeping the Promise Fund was established in 2012 as a long term investment fund to help offset the cost of benevolent and unfunded care. While the Good Samaritan Fund helps to support the annual cost of benevolent and unfunded care, the Keeping the Promise Fund will ensure this program can continue far into the future.


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Tribute Gifts

Making a tribute gift in someone’s honor can commemorate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Tribute gifts are often given in memory of a loved one as a way to express sympathy to the family or to honor their memory. When tribute gifts are made to St. Paul’s, a card is sent to the honoree or, in the case of a memoriam, to a loved one to let them know about the gift.

Tribute gifts go into the general Memorial Fund, unless designated for a specific purpose, such as benevolent care.

If you'd like to make a tribute gift that will help beautify the campus and provide opportunity for residents to enjoy the outdoors, consider sponsoring a bench, tree or shrub in the name of a loved one.


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Christmas Appeal

Each year, we work to keep the magic of Christmas alive for our residents by giving each one a special gift to unwrap. For some residents without family, it may be the only gift they receive at Christmas. Any additional funds raised will be used to purchase items on the Resident Christmas Wish List.


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The Eden Alternative/Life Enrichment

The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of care that focuses on creating a human habitat where life revolves around close relationships and meaningful activities. Gifts to the Eden Alternative go toward helping alleviate loneliness, helplessness and boredom and promoting independence, growth and living a meaningful life.

A few examples of special activities paid for with these donations are:

  • Going out for ice cream on a beautiful day
  • Going to see a play or the symphony
  • Having a pizza party
  • Enjoying a special musical entertainer
  • Taking a train ride

Staff Appreciation

We wouldn’t be able to create a meaningful life for our residents without our dedicated team. Family members often ask how they can recognize staff who provide exceptional care to their loved one. Consider making a gift to the Staff Appreciation Fund, which is used for staff recognition and encouragement.