Neighborly Senior Living

Donating at Nazareth

Responding to the needs of individual residents in a creative, caring way is a hallmark of Nazareth Living Center. The generous spirit of friends helps support our mission by providing resources necessary to maintain the highest level of comfort and develop new programs and services for our residents. Nazareth Living Center is a participating organization of the Benedictine Health System, a non-profit organization nationally recognized for excellence in long term care management. Through the Benedictine Health System Foundation, Nazareth Living Center has access to resources and expertise to maximize the generous donations given to Nazareth Living Center. All dollars donated to Nazareth Living Center are used locally to enhance the lives of those who reside here.

Your gifts are tax deductible in accordance with government tax regulations and can be placed in any of the following funds:

Nazareth Benevolence SocietyNazareth Benevolence Fund

The Benevolence Fund is established to provide financial assistance for residents who have exhausted their financial resources. Money/assets restricted to this fund support residency costs of older adults who qualify based on their lack for resources to provide private pay for their stay at Nazareth Living Center.

Nazareth General Fund

Gifts designated or undesignated by the donor for use “where most needed” at the Nazareth Living Center.

Nazareth Building Fund

Money/assets donated to this fund help design, construct, furnish and/or enhance décor of new or renovated buildings on the Nazareth Living Center campus.

Nazareth Annual Giving Fund

The Annual Giving Fund is a restricted fund that allows donors to choose how they would like to have their gift used (i.e. items on the Nazareth Living Center Wish List -- below -- or any program/project/equipment designated).

Current wish list items…
(Contact David Franta, Director of the NLC Foundation, for information on giving opportunities.  Phone: 314-649-4662 or david.franta@bhshealth.org )

  1. Monitor of chapel in quiet room…..40 inch LED TV ($800), wall mount ($200), labor ($500)
  2. Exercise equipment.....SCIFIT PRO 1000 upper body ergometer ($4200)

Nazareth Outdoor Living Spaces Fund

Funds used to purchase therapy equipment and supplies, and landscaping materials required to create an outdoor therapeutic courtyard. In addition, funds used for gardens, outdoor furniture, pathway and flowers in Elsie’s Way, and any other upkeep of patios and courtyard areas.

Giving to Nazareth Living Center

Nazareth Transportation Fund

Funds used for the purchase of new or used vehicles to transport residents, maintenance and fuel for vehicles, and any other transportation-related items.

Nazareth Spiritual Care Fund

Funds used for improvements of chapel, chapel supplies, pastoral care flowers/plants for liturgy celebrations and other items related to spirituality or religious purposes.

Nazareth Scholarship Fund

Gifts designated for this fund will be used to provide scholarship assistance to NLC employees who qualify based on specified criteria.

Nazareth Employee Fund

Gifts designated for this fund will be used to enhance the NLC employee experience in support of Nazareth’s core values. Examples of employee fund use would include equipment for employee lounge/break time (i.e. TV, furniture, etc.), costs related to employee recognition (i.e. “thank you” events, tokens of appreciation, mission lived, etc.) and other opportunities that benefit/reward employee performance.

There Are Many Ways to Give

Nazareth Benevolence Society

Nazareth Living Center recognizes that our donors, whether individual or corporate, enable us to continue to carry on the healing mission of Jesus - ministering with compassion and responding creatively to the needs of older adults. Accordingly, Nazareth acknowledges that importance through its Nazareth Benevolence Society which recognizes those donors who have made and continue to make substantial contributions to Nazareth. Donors will be recognized by the naming of leaves on the permanent donor recognition tree on the Donor Wall displayed in McGovern Commons at Nazareth. New additions and upgraded levels on the tree are announced at the Donor Recognition Dinner held each spring. The tree represents all categories represent single and cumulative donations beginning in 2004.

Benefits of the Nazareth Benevolence Society include:

  • Designation as a member of the Nazareth Benevolence Society in publications
  • Acknowledgement with an engraved leaf on the donor recognition tree
  • Acknowledgement with an engraved dedication stone at the base of the tree
  • Opportunities to make a difference on projects important to Nazareth Living Center
  • Invitation to an annual Donor Recognition Dinner

Donating to Nazareth Living CenterTribute and Memorial Gift Program

Tribute and memorial gifts are made in honor or memory of a loved one or friend. When you make a tax-deductible memorial or tribute gift, we'll send a note to the family of the person(s) honored or memorialized announcing your gift. It's a wonderful way to let someone know you're thinking about them.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs will match your contribution dollar for dollar, which can double your contribution. Please check with your employer's human resources department to determine if they offer a matching gift program. You may mail your completed matching gift form to: Nazareth Living Center Foundation, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129.

Planned Giving

Your planned gift integrates your generosity with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals to maximize benefits to both you and Nazareth Living Center. Planned gifts typically come from a donor's assets rather than income and can be either outright or deferred. Whether through your will, insurance policy, an income-producing agreement, or a trust, residents of Nazareth Living Center can benefit from your generosity.

Contact David Franta, Director of the Foundation, 314-649-4662 or david.franta@bhshealth.org for more information on giving opportunities. Alsoif you wish to make a donation now, please visit our giving instructions page here. We thank you for your interest.

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