Caring, Mutual Giving
The Kendal idea fosters a
culture of generosity, encouraging and developing full use of our time, talent, and resources. Philanthropy
has played a key role in the development of the Kendal organization. The original articles of incorporation stated that Kendal would “furnish...financial
security for persons who have been admitted to such facilities by maintaining
at less than the regular charges any resident who becomes unable to
pay such charges...” To learn more about the history of philanthropy, read "Considering Kendal Without Philanthropy" and the 2006 Annual Report.
Kendal is led through outstanding service by uncompensated boards of directors for the corporation and the communities. Many projects have come to fruition through generous gifts of
time, talent, and treasure from residents, family members, board members, and persons
in the wider community. In every instance, the acts of philanthropy
furthered the stated values and goals of the entire Kendal organization:
- resident assistance funds and entry fee assistance funds;
- ongoing education and outreach programs of The Kendal Corporation and its affiliates;
- on-site child day care programs, facilities, and scholarships;
- corporate and community internship programs serving students
from high school through graduate school;
- expansion and renovation of health centers in six Kendal communities;
- construction of fitness centers, pools, and tennis courts.
You can read more about the culture of generosity at individual Kendal affiliates by visiting their web sites. Follow this link to our community map; then click on a community name to visit their web site. Look for their pages on Giving.
Kendal Charitable Funds, incorporated in 1989, is the umbrella organization for various philanthropic endeavors of The Kendal Corporation. Kendal values its donors and respects their interests. Kendal Charitable funds endorses the Donor Bill of Rights as developed by a number of distinguished organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals. We welcome your interest. To talk further about our programs and how you might support them
click here to contact the Executive Director of Kendal Charitable Funds.