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A Taste For Giving Virtual Gala by ERS

We’re cooking up some fun — all in support of the ERS Good Samaritan Mission Fund.

There is always room at the ERS table. From basic sustenance and nourishment to comfort, entertainment, and social connectivity, food has played a more important role than ever in getting us through the pandemic. Join us as we celebrate the many ways food has impacted us all, particularly the older adults served by ERS.
Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s gala will once again be a virtual broadcast. COVID-safe practices permitting, we’re encouraging small Watch Parties. Save the date for the live broadcast at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, for a memorable evening of celebration, inspiration, and entertainment — all to support the ERS Good Samaritan Mission Fund. Click below to view the 2020 Virtual Gala.

View 2020 Gala

Meals On Wheels on the Move

Demand for meal deliveries to homebound seniors has never been greater. To meet this need, Deupree Meals On Wheels has moved to a brand new location.
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Meals on Wheels with Sammy

Your Gift Matters

Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. The ERS Foundation EIN is 31-1570272

Each year we raise funds for our Good Samaritan Mission Fund, which provides:

  • Resident Financial Aid
  • Affordable Living 
  • Deupree Meals On Wheels
  • Parish Health Ministry
  • Partners In Care Fund
  • Spiritual services
  • Wellness programs
  • Staff financial aid

Last year alone, ERS contributed more than $1.9 million to cover expenses above and beyond our resident fees. We raise those funds through donations, grants, and events to help us keep our longstanding promise that no resident be asked to leave the Marjorie P. Lee or Deupree House communities due to a lack of funds.

ERSEmergencyResponseFundLet's rise to the occasion together

Please consider giving to the ERS Emergency Response Fund. 
Click here to help now.

Jacob Schmidlapp and ERS Share Moral Standards

In 2017, the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee awarded ERS $100,000 to fund common space furnishings in 3 Affordable Living communities. The funding was on the condition that ERS would secure an additional $50,000 … at the Samaritan Awards Celebration, donors rose to the challenge! Watch this video to see the impact that donors had on the lives of the residents living in these communities.

We are pleased to share the current issue of the ERS Foundation Samaritan Times with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the many ways philanthropy is making life better for those we serve. I welcome feedback on how we can improve future issues.

Click here to read the current or past issues.

Joy Rowe Blang
Executive Director of Philanthropy

Samaritan Times

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ERSF Dan Meyer True Servant Leader

The Meyer Family attends the opening of the Rehabilitation Center named in their honor.

Honoring a True Servant Leader

Dan Meyer contributed in many ways to the success of ERS within his lifetime- as a board member, donor and Deupree House resident.   Dan also included ERS in his estate plan, which was directed, to the Marjorie P. Lee Capital Campaign when Dan passed away in 2016. His sisters Corky Ladd and Marian Allen, daughter and son-on-law Jennifer and Hal Angus, and friends Mike and Digi Schueler came together to make an additional collective gift to name The Meyer Family Rehabilitation Center.  In total, they contributed $250,000 to the overall $4.25M capital campaign to support the $20M renovation of MPL.  The therapy center more than doubled in size, thanks to their generosity.

Legacy Giving

The Living Legacy Society recognizes friends who have informed us that they have included ERS in their will, estate plans or other deferred gift arrangements.

To learn more about planned giving click here or contact Diana Collins at 513-979-2307 or

Living Legacy Gift Options

How to Donate

You can give to Episcopal Retirement Services in three ways:
Donate Online:
Donate by Phone:
Call Susan Cleverly at 513-979-2309
Donate by Mail:
Send your check to:
ERS Foundation
3870 Virginia Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Attention: Susan Cleverly