Ways to Give
Considering a Gift to Support our Work? Here are a Few Ways to Give:
Outright gifts are the most immediate and direct way for you to support our mission. You can mail a check or a money order to our corporate office at the address below, to the attention of the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes. Or you can make a gift now!
Regular monthly giving provides a consistent form of giving which helps strengthen our mission and meet our obligations of fellowship. Call of our office today to provide the authorization on this type of giving.
Your donation of stocks, bonds or other appreciated securities can provide you with several tax benefits. To complete the transfer of stock, you should wire the securities to:
The Northern Trust Company
DTC No. 0226
Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes
Account No. NT2122147
The Tax ID number for the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes is: EIN: 71-0945228
If you’re not ready to part with your money today but still want to support our mission, consider making the Geneva Foundation part of your estate. There are many options, such as a gift through your will or trust, or naming us as a pay-on-death or transfer-on-death beneficiary.
Tangible Personal Property
You can give vehicles, fine art, antiques, furniture and more. If you’re interested in this type of gift, call us so that we can work directly with you on the details of your donation.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable gift annuities are a meaningful and simple way to make a lasting gift to the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes and to receive a lifetime income as well. Call us today for the latest rates.
This option can help you avoid the hassle of selling your home or vacation property. There’s even a way to donate your property that will pay you a fixed income for life!
This gift can be as simple as making the Geneva Foundation the beneficiary of your paid-in-full life insurance policy.
Donating your retirement assets is not only a creative way to support our mission, it can also provide you with tax benefits and help with inheritance planning. We are happy to help you with no obligation.
Each year our volunteers log tens of thousands of hours of service. They enrich the lives of residents by spending time together. It is the personal service and caring of these volunteers that sets Presbyterian Homes apart from other retirement communities.
Few things match the feeling of knowing that you’ve truly made a difference for someone. When you volunteer your time and effort, the reward can be even greater than it is for those who receive your kindness. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, we’d like to welcome you to Presbyterian Homes.
Volunteers have been an integral part of Presbyterian Homes since its beginning. Today residents and individuals from across our service area continue that commitment to ensure that Presbyterian Homes is a place that nurtures heart and soul.
The Women's Board of Presbyterian Homes
Founded in 1914, The Woman’s Board of Presbyterian Homes was established as the Women’s Board of Managers. Their initial tasks were to furnish and ‘keep’ the very first Presbyterian Home, a small house on the Near South Side of Chicago serving six vulnerable older adults.
In the early years, the Women’s Board of Managers was the workforce – handling everything from bed linens to admissions and beyond. When the Presbyterian Home moved to Evanston in 1922, residents were expected to help with daily tasks and the Women’s Board worked alongside them, sewing clothes, preparing meals, tending the vegetable gardens and even the goats! These women were pioneers in elder-care, providing a full and active life to the residents of the Home and ensuring their well-being and safety.
Over the years, the mission of Presbyterian Homes continued to grow, and professional staff increasingly supplemented the efforts of the Women’s Board. By 1952 the Women’s Board of Managers had settled into a less managerial role, a change reflected in its new name, the Woman’s Board of Presbyterian Homes. Notwithstanding this name change, the Woman’s Board’s dedication to Presbyterian Homes’ mission of service has endured.
Today, the Woman’s Board aims to create a climate of faith-based fellowship at Presbyterian Homes and therefore seeks to play an active role in the lives of residents. Board members visit residents, transport them to activities, and host various special functions, concerts, and receptions. They operate a variety of inviting shops that serve the needs of residents, staff, and the broader community.
The impact of the Woman’s Board is profound and broad-reaching. Through proceeds from their shops and an annual appeal, the Woman’s Board funds projects such as the Chaplain Intern Program, and programs that benefit Presbyterian Homes and its charitable mission. The Woman’s Board is proud to have raised over $3 million dollars for the benefit of Presbyterian Homes throughout the years. For more information about the Woman’s Board, please contact Pat Fiorio, Director of Volunteer Services at 847-492-2980
Gifts of Remembrance
Celebrating a life well-lived or life’s special occasions can be marked in a meaningful way through a memorial or tribute gift to the Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes. Click here for a complete listing of the memorial and tribute gifts received by the Geneva Foundation during our last fiscal year, April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.