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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 2023 Impact Report to see how donor support made a difference last year. You'll find a complete list of 2023 donors here.

For additional information, please contact Dawn Hartman, Director of Strategic Giving, at 724-589-4611 or Teresa Findley, Director of Annual Giving at 724-589-4778.

Benevolent Care

Good Samaritan Fund

This fund supports our benevolent care program. Donations to the Good Samaritan Fund ensure that residents who exhaust their financial resources can continue to live at St. Paul's and receive the care and support they need, for as long as they should need it.

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 today, the Keeping the Promise Fund will ensure this program can continue far into the future.

Resident Life Enrichment

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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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Eden Alternative

Each resident and team member at St. Paul's belongs to an Eden family. Since our community is comprised of nearly 500 residents and more than 400 employees, it can be extremely difficult to get to know everyone! Being part of an Eden family gives each of our care partners a smaller group of people to get to know and with whom to celebrate, support and build meaningful relationships.

Donations for the Eden Alternative are used to create meaningful activities for the Eden families to enjoy such as a family pizza party, holiday celebration or special treats. Every February the "It's All About Heart" campaign raises funds for the Eden Alternative.

Jones Life Enrichment Fund

Gifts to the Jones Life Enrichment Fund go toward creating meaningful, community-wide activities that help residents and team members build relationships, experience personal growth and find purpose and meaning in their lives.

The Jones Life Enrichment Fund was created by Dick and Patti Jones to support St. Paul's music therapy program with certified music therapist Cindy Legwaila, as well as visiting musical entertainers and other special life enrichment needs.

Tribute Gifts

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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 surviving 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 special 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. Learn more.

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.