GIVING NEWS FROM THE KENDAL SYSTEM
CONTACT: Cheryl H. Wade, Executive Director, Kendal Charitable Funds, at 610-335-1223.
Kendal at Lexington Receives Significant Gifts to Benefit the Fellowship Fund
Inspired by the gifts of others, an anonymous donor has gifted a property to Kendal at Lexington. Read an interview with the donors. And The Evelyn W. Huntley Fellowship Endowment was established as a surprise Christmas gift to Evelyn at year end 2009. Read more about this gift.
Kendal at Longwood Establishes the Kendal Center for Nursing Education and Leadership
KCNEL is an exciting initiative underway at Kendal-Crosslands Communities because of the generous bequests of two long time Kendal at Longwood residents. When Kathryn Barrow died in 2005, she left a substantial unrestricted bequest to Kendal at Longwood. Not long after another large bequest came to Kendal at Longwood from Waltrude Raasch. Since neither resident had specified a particular purpose for her bequest, the Kendal-Crosslands Communities Board set up a study group to determine how the funds could be used to the greatest benefit. READ MORE about KCNEL.
Kendal at Ithaca Receives Generous Gift to Rainy Day Fund
After nearly eight years of living a full life at Kendal at Ithaca, Pete Rider has made a generous bequest of $68,181 to the Kendal at Ithaca Rainy Day Fund. The fund helps Kendal residents in need of special financing. Patricia Williams, for The Community Development Committee, writes, "We were surprised and pleased by his thoughtfulness but it typifies his long life of service to others." READ MORE on Kendal at Ithaca's web site.
Kendal Outreach, LLC Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Kendal Outreach, LLC has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for $619,380 to extend the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative (PARRI) through June 30, 2010. Initially a two-year pilot grant awarded to Kendal Outreach in 1996 and focused exclusively on helping Pennsylvania-based providers, the program has produced impressive results: through December 2008 physical restraint use in Pennsylvania’s long term care facilities has been reduced 90% from 28% to 2.9%. READ MORE about PARRI.
Kendal Outreach, LLC Receives Three-year Leading Nurses Grant from Department of Health and Human Services
Kendal Outreach, LLC has received a grant in excess of $800,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to launch a nursing education, practice and retention initiative called Leading Nurses. Kendal Outreach, LLC and Widener University are collaborating on the grant program that will provide leadership training to 60 Director of Nursing (DON) and Registered Nurse (RN) leaders working in nursing homes in the Delaware Valley. The grant is for the project period 7/1/09 through 6/30/2012. READ MORE about the HRSA grant.
Kendal Affiliates Reach Out to Their Wider Communities - With Support From Kendal Charitable Funds
Kendal Charitable Funds, in February of 2008, awarded a $5,000 grant to each Kendal affiliate to be used in a manner of their choosing to reach out to their greater community. Reports of their successful efforts are now coming in. Read about Kendal affiliate outreach initiatives.
Kendal at Lexington Breaks Ground for Sunroom Addition to Benjamin Borden Health Center
Having raised over $150,000 for this sunroom addition, ground was broken on February 6. According to Kim Snyder, Administrator for Health Services, “the broad-based community support for this project exemplifies what the Borden Center is – our community’s quality home for older adults.” Read more about Kendal at Lexington's sunroom project.
Kendal~Crosslands Communities Contributes to Promising Innovations
Kendal~Crosslands Communities Board has approved participation in the Promising Innovations campaign. The Board has approved a $20,000 incentive to be used to match gifts given by residents, staff, and board members of Kendal~Crosslands Communities. Read more about the Promising Innovations Campaign.
Kendal Establishes Fund In Honor Of Lloyd Lewis
The board of Kendal Charitable Funds approved the creation of the Lloyd Lewis Fund at
its meeting in October 2007. The purpose of this new fund is to support improvements in
serving older adults through the Promising Innovations campaign. The new fund and this
campaign were initiated by the generous gift of $250,000 from the Janet Comey
Foundation, a private foundation established through the estate of former Kendal at
Longwood resident Janet Comey. READ MORE.
Kendal at Hanover Receives Generous Memorial Gift
A fund has been established in memory of Mary and Bryce Lyon through a generous donation from a very supportive donor. This fund was established to help maintain the high standard of Kendal at Hanover’s medical care into the future. READ MORE.
Kendal at Hanover Receives Environmental Sustainability Grant to Study Energy Efficiency
Kendal at Hanover has received a grant from Kendal Charitable Funds in the amount of $10,000 to undertake a community-wide, resident-driven program to investigate and fully understand electricity usage in their community. The underlying goal of this study is to find effective ways of reducing the level of carbon monoxide (CO2) emissions that the facilities contribute to the atmosphere each year. READ MORE
Kendal at Oberlin Investigates Going Green
Kendal at Oberlin has received a grant from Kendal Charitable Funds in the amount of $9,000 for the second year of their Energy Performance Pilot Program. The purpose of the pilot program is to determine reliable energy usage data which will assist Kendal at Oberlin in adopting a comprehensive energy plan that is environmentally and economically sound. READ MORE.
Kendal Charitable Funds Supports Water Conservation In Kendal at Lexington’s Phase II Expansion
Kendal Charitable Funds has awarded a $20,000 grant to install 32 tankless water heaters and 103 high-efficiency dual-flush toilets in new cottages and apartments at Kendal at Lexington. This grant will be paid out over a two-year period. The new facilities will be part of Kendal at Lexington’s $19.9 million Phase II expansion. READ MORE.
Institute for Incentives in Health Care Gives Grant to Kendal to be Used to Recognize a Frontline Employee Who Makes a Difference
Kendal Charitable Funds has received a grant of $3,000 from the Institute for Incentives in Health Care to support programming that improves the quality of life for older Americans. This grant has in turn been awarded to Mary Baker, Kendal at Oberlin’s Staff Education Coordinator, whose commitment to Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) is making a
difference at Kendal affiliates. READ MORE.
Kendal Charitable Funds Support Interactive Web Site to Promote Graceful Aging
Kendal Charitable Funds has awarded a grant for $50,000 to Kendal Outreach, LLC to increase communication and promote Collage, The Art and Science of Aging via its website. “Collage will make a difference,” according to Beryl Goldman, Director for Outreach, Kendal Outreach LLC. “It is great to see the Kendal Charitable Funds support an area that is not usually a focus for institutions." READ MORE.