Caring Through Generosity

Enhance, Serve and Support the future of the Campus: Remember us with your Will, trust, retirement account or Life Insurance policy.

Since our founding more than a quarter-century ago, Directors, Administration and staff at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg have followed our mission to provide quality care to the elderly, ill, and infirm. The Campus exists in part today through the generosity of its many friends. Generosity from the community helps assure that our residents receive the quality care and services they need, regardless of reimbursements provided by federal and state insurance and assistance programs.

P7100083Gifts to the Campus have furnished resident rooms, purchased outdoor furniture and geriatric exercise equipment, constructed lounges and a theater, have beautified the campus and have even provided for special programs. A major gift from the Guild of the Jewish Home allowed for the design and construction of the Guild Special Care Center, where people with mild-to-moderate cognitive problems receive care.

There are many giving opportunities to help the Campus continue its mission of providing care of the highest quality to a growing elderly population. Choose the one that best fits your philanthropic wishes.

You can designate your gift of any size to a specific Campus Designated Fund or allow us to direct the donation where it is needed most. The effects of your generosity are profound and far-reaching.

Campus Designated Funds

Support of these funds permits residents to benefit from additional programs and services, and staff to benefit from educational and training opportunities.  All funds assist in maintaining the high quality of care that our residents and their loved ones expect and depend upon.

Benevolent Care

Generous friends have designated their gifts to the Benevolent Care Fund. This fund enables individuals who cannot otherwise afford Personal Care—assistance with basic needs—to live at the Residence.

Eph Cohen Nurse Education Fund

This Fund is designated for educational initiatives for the Nursing Department.

Helen Hartman Nursing Aide Education Fund

Supported by Henriette Friedman, this Fund is intended to provide educational opportunities for nursing assistants.

Esther Jacobs Atlas Employee of the Year Fund

Supported and maintained by the Yaverbaum family, this Fund provides two annual recognition gifts to Employees of the Year—one gift to an employee from the Nursing Department, and another to an employee from non-Nursing or Support staff.

Reva Swidler Resident Personal Needs Fund

Named after the late Morris Schwab’s mother-in-law, this is used for unfunded resident needs.

Marlene Minkoff  Flower Fund

This fund memorializes Marlene Minkoff by providing fresh flowers in public spaces and on dining tables throughout the Campus.

Stanley Sykes House Fund

This is a Fund whose assets may be used for campus beautification.

Sam Morrison Speaker Fund

This Fund supports speakers and educational programs at the Residence.
Its assets are composed of contributions made in Sam Morrison’s memory.

The Hiken Fund

This permanently restricted Fund renders its corpus untouchable and
its interest and earnings are for Benevolent Care at the Residence.

Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle provides an opportunity for donors to touch the lives of our women residents in a collective way. Women ’s Giving Circle funds make a direct impact on their health and well-being by investing in programs and initiatives.   Your Women’s Giving Circle gift can significantly enhance the quality and range of our female residents’ care.

Members gather twice a year to educate themselves on current health issues and determine how to allocate their collective funds to support women’s programs and services at the Campus. Each member of the Giving Circle makes an annual gift of $250.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Honor loved ones, family members, friends and colleagues, or recognize momentous occasions with memorial and tribute gifts.  You may choose to designate your gift to The Brick Project. Initiated by the Guild, the project offers personalized bricks that circle the Guild Garden, where residents enjoy a serene setting year round. Proceeds from this project fund the Guild Special Care Center where residents with cognitive disorders receive care. Your gift amount will be held in confidence. We will let those you honor know about your generosity.

Grateful Resident Program – Honor Your Caregiver

Each day, our staff works to maintain the highest quality of life for our residents. Often residents and their families ask if there is anything they can do to thank their caregivers. The Campus encourages residents and family members to acknowledge the extraordinary work of their caregivers through the Grateful Resident Program. Honored staff will receive a card and special pin from the Development Office. If you would like to honor a member of our staff, please complete the this  acknowledgment form (text for this online form follows). Gifts received through the Grateful Resident Program can be used in any number of ways at your request.

The Preservation Society

Through membership in The Preservation Society, you have the power to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our residents, today and tomorrow. Planned gifts offer you the chance to give to the Campus now or after your lifetime, helping you align your charitable giving with your overall financial and estate plans.

Each year, estate and life income gifts add significantly to the financial stability of the Campus by providing lasting support for programs and services. Notification of your intentions need not be more than a simple statement that you have included the Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg in your estate plans for a certain amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual of your estate. You may also choose to share the page of your will referencing the Campus, if you are comfortable doing so.

Many giving options even offer you financial benefits, allowing you to make the greatest impact on resident care while maintaining the future security of your loved ones. By choosing the best assets and giving in the most effective ways, you may discover you can make gifts you did not think possible. There are almost as many ways to make a donation as there are needs to be met.

We are happy to assist you in planning your charitable decisions in consultation with your attorney and/or financial planner.

What is your legacy? Leave your legacy to the Jewish Home today to insure tomorrow’s future.

For more information on how to make a donation, please contact:

The Campus or Allen Geckle, the CEO

Ways to donate:

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We also welcome in-kind gifts of equipment that benefit our residents. All gifts are tax deductible.