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PA OH Gives Results

Wednesday, August 19, 2020


Giving Week Pic From Website

St. Paul's Senior Living Community recently participated in the PA OH Gives "Giving Week" from July 25-31 to raise funds for benevolent care.

This was a first-time virtual giving event by the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH and was created to help local nonprofits like St. Paul's who had to cancel fundraising events due to COVID-19.

St. Paul's biennial Caring Hearts on Fire Gala, which was scheduled for October, has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. It is St. Paul's largest fundraising event and typically raises $120,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund for benevolent care.

"With the loss of our gala this year, we were hoping that Giving Week could help recoup some of the funds that would normally be raised for benevolent care," said Dawn Hartman, Director of Planned & Major Giving.

An extra enticement for donors to participate was the offer of $130,000 in matching funds from the Community Foundation. The matching funds were made possible by the following sponsors: FNB Community Foundation, the Zekelman Fund, the Winner Foundation, the O'Brien Children Memorial Fund and the Strimbu Memorial Fund.

During the 7 day event, St. Paul's received 166 donations for the Good Samaritan Fund for a total of more than $46,000 raised. In addition, St. Paul's earned an additional $500 for being the first organization to reach its fundraising goal.

The matching funds from the Community Foundation were pro-rated to 29 cents for every dollar donated, which brought the total raised for St. Paul's Good Samaritan Fund to more than $61,000, the highest amount ever raised in a campaign.

The Good Samaritan Fund helps offset the annual cost of benevolent care for residents who exhaust their financial resources and cannot afford to pay for the cost of their care. 62% of the residents at St. Paul’s in skilled nursing care and 12% of those living in personal care depend on benevolent care.

"We didn't really know what to expect when we participated in this first-time event, but we know we have some pretty incredible donors," said Hartman. "They sure rallied. We were just overwhelmed and inspired by the outpouring of support."

Thank you so much to the following individuals and businesses who made generous donations during Giving Week!

Doug & Lori Anderson - In Memory of Karen Jones Karl & Vicki Martin
Lyle & Susan Anderson Bernard & Gail Maycher
Bob & Kathy Anderson Ron & Brenda McCall
Anonymous Donors (7) - In Memory of Faye Walick and In Honor of Maude Alberta Armant Gerry McElree
Maude Alberta Armant - In Memory of John Francis Armant Dr. David & Becky McFadden
B & B Drywall Inc. Donna Meinecke - In Honor of The Yohman Family
Carol Bass Fred & Marilyn Michael
Patrick & Lynn Baxter-Carmody - In Memory of Marilyn Baxter Dr. Irv Milheim Jr. & Mimi Milheim
Dr. Mary Ellen Bayuk - In Memory of John P. & Helen L. Bayuk Mohr Well Drilling, Inc.
Becky J. Beck Dr. Eric & Shayne Mong - In Memory of Shirley D. Mong
Donald E. Beck, M.D. John & Mary Moore
Sandra J. Beckman Nancy Morgart
Margaret M. Biblis Terry & Gail Negard
Brian & Michelle Bish John & Helen Nichols
Paul & Sue Bittler Darrell & Sue Anderson Nicklin - In Memory of Karen Anderson Jones
Jo Ann Boller Thomas & Barbara Ochs
Dr. Thomas & Diann E. Bost Laddie & Sandy Ohl
Rev. June Boutwell John & Michelle O’Malley
Rev. Dr. Ray & Pat Brugler Barry & Linda Oman
Gregg & Lee Anne Buchanan - In Memory of Ben & LaRoux Toomey G. Bryan & Kathy Oros
Susan Burks - In Honor of All St. Paul’s Team & Volunteers Orsinger Investment Group, Inc.
Thomas & Rev. Dr. Verna Call Earl & Marilyn Palmiter
Tina Cascio William & Constance Parker
David & Wilma Christman Rod & Carol Paul
Rick & Lydia Cianci Beth Pernesky
Dr. Victor & Andrea Colaiaco Clifford & Connie Peters
Janet A. Cooper Gloria Podlaski
William Cratsley Jr. & Debra Cratsley Dr. Dean & Barbara Poolos
Roger W. Dale Elaine Powelstock
Rev. David & Bonnie Dobi Larry Redfoot
Eleanore M. Donner Jack Redmond - In Memory of Howard & Hazel Redmond
George Donner Paul & Nancy Reinhardt
John Dzemyan Jr. & Holly Dzemyan William & Debra Reinhart
Jan Easler Bob & Tammy Reuff
Marge Fenton Marie Riley
Tim & Teresa Findley Aldra Ritter
Carol Forbes Russell & Donna Roberts
Ann Fowler Rev. Martin & Sally Roth
Gordon & Rev. Julia Fraser Frank & Linda Savor
Patton J. Gilliland - In Honor of Agnes Gilliland Bill & Nancy Sayles
Joseph & Reba Gizdic - In Memory of Ruthetta Steele Brian Scott - In Memory of Doris M. Scott
Alice Grasso Dottie Seger - In Honor of Diane O’Brien Webster
Pam Greenfield Robert & Patricia Seiple
James Grove Jr. & Barbara Grove Dr. Jim & Lucy Shaffer
Rebecca Guseman - In Honor of Robert Guseman Rick Sherbondy
Sandy Harter Mike & Cindy Shusteric - In Memory of Terrie Wallace
Rob & Dawn Hartman Matthew & Kim Smargiasso
John & Nancy Hauser Trudy Smith
Bob & Margie Hays Pat Stearns
Dee Henley Clydene Stokes
John & Karen Hesson The Joseph Swartz Family - In Honor of Joseph Swartz
Bud Hetrick Donna Thomas
Sandra J. Hetrick - In Honor of Mary Ann Marley John & Sue Thrappas - In Honor of Mary Ann Marley
Nina Hillery John & Judy Turner - In Memory of Dr. Jennifer Turner
Julie Hills Bretton & Stacey Walberg
Carl & Carol Hinderliter Joan Waldschmidt
Gary & Connie Hittle A.O. & Ellen A. Wallace Family Foundation
Keith & Sandra Hittle Jan Walther
Jean Hodge Joseph M. Walton
Tom & Nancy Hoffacker J.P. & Kathleen Walton - In Memory of Kathleen Murtaugh
Steve & Carol Hosmer D. Michael Walton - In Honor of Barbara L. Walton
Pat Houpt Sheila Wasser
George W. Johnson Jr. Curt & Robyn Weaver
LaWanda Johnston - In Memory of W.E. Johnston Diane O'Brien Webster - In Memory of Harry & Helen Deter
David & Beth Jones Don & Dorothy Wells
Dick & Patti Jones Jim & Jackie Weyman
Gary & Tina M. Jones Allan & Elaine Wilkins
George Kasunick - In Memory of Max & Julie Kustugic Timothy & Kathy Williams
Todd & Jennie Kather Dr. Christina Wong
Linda Kellogg Dotty Woodworth
Chuck & Carol Klingensmith Chris & Hilary Wright - In Honor of St. Paul’s Team Members
Steve & Robin Knight - In Memory of Andrew “Andy” C. Luke Cindy Wright - In Honor of Paul Dart
Conrad & Carol Koehler Debbie Yohman
Robert Krieder - In Memory of Doris Krieder Bill & Bertha Zimmerman
Carole Langiotti Beth Zorn
Russ & Sue Lauffer
Jake & Delores Leffler
Michael & Judy Leskovac
Lenny & Tammy Lininger Hause
Kathleen Love
Jim & Marilyn Macdonald
Brian Mailliard
Carol Mangino