Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Each year we raise funds for our Good Samaritan Mission Fund, which provides:
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.
All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
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.
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.