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2022 ERS Gatherings for Good Gala Series

The ERS Gatherings For Giving Gala Series — Intimate & Fun Events, Benefiting the Good Samaritan Mission Presented by Ridge Stone and OCCH!

So much fun, we couldn’t limit it to one night!


ERS Creates the Lauren Brown Empowerment Fund

The Lauren Brown Empowerment Fund will boost the careers of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) team members, who often face barriers to job advancement. The fund is named for Lauren Brown, a beloved team member who strove to make life better for her family.

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.

Please consider giving to the Good Samaritan Mission Fund.

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


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Linda and George Callard

Featured Donors: Linda and George Callard

Linda and George Callard have been loyal friends and supporters of ERS for over 30 years as volunteers, donors, rehab patients, and most recently, residents themselves. Click here to read their love story!  ❤️

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 Joy Blang at 513-979-2313 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