The Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation is the department of Niagara Lutheran Health System that raises funds to help improve the quality of life for residents of The GreenFields Continuing Care Community and the work environment for our caregivers. Funds raised go toward many different things, including the expansion of our facilities and the purchase of necessary equipment, programs and furnishings.
More than 35% of our skilled nursing residents rely on Medicaid reimbursement to pay for their care, but the gap between the amount of reimbursement we receive and what it actually costs to provide care for a single resident for one year averages over $25,000! Gifts to the Foundation bridges that gap and assists us in caring for those who can no longer care for themselves.
There are many different ways for people to support The GreenFields through contributions to the Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation. Gift options include giving via cash, check, credit card, stock, personal property, life insurance, retirement assets, real estate, retained life estate, trusts and annuities and bequests in a will.
The generous individuals who have decided to provide a planned “legacy” gift through provisions made in a will, trust, or insurance policy make up a group of benefactors in a program called Legacies for Life. Currently, the Legacies for Life program has 87 living members and 114 deceased benefactors.
Donors can also easily support the Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation by signing up for a program called Giving Every Month, or GEM Society. Through this program, regular gift installments are made on the 15th of every month. By giving every month, donors help to keep our administrative costs low and cut down on mailing costs and paper, which allows more of each gift to be directly used to benefit our residents in need.
Contributions supporting The GreenFields can be mailed in to our corporate office at:
Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation
Lancaster, NY 14086
All gifts enable us to carry on our mission of caring for those who can no longer care for themselves, and ensures that quality care is available in our community. We are truly grateful for the generous support we continue to receive.