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Fund Options

Fund Options and Their Purposes

The following funds provide various options for charitable giving to Landis Homes. Designating a specific fund allows you to direct your gift to a particular area of interest and passion. Please call 717-509-5490 or email with your questions.

Special Projects & Wish List

Sometimes residents or others desire to match a gift to their own passions or the passion of a loved one. A special project designation request will need approval by the Vice President for Planning & Marketing before proceeding with a contribution. To download the Wish List brochure, click here or contact the Advancement Office at (717) 509-5490 to discuss approved projects.

Caring Fund

This fund helps meet the needs of residents whose financial resources are insufficient to cover the cost of personal care services or healthcare services.

At any point in time, there are about 72 residents in personal care and health care who, through no fault of their own, have outlived their financial resources and are no longer able to pay the full cost of their care. Even with governmental assistance and paying what they can, there is an average gap of $113 each day per person. 

harveyharmonicaThe Caring Fund was created in 1993 through the advocacy of Francis and Elsie Harvey who were Landis Homes residents since 1985.  As Francis was visiting many residents, playing his harmonica and spreading good cheer, he surmised that some of his friends were outliving their financial resources, often near the end of their lives. He began to advocate for a way to partner with Landis Homes who was and is committed to providing continuing care. Francis and Elsie were the first contributors to the Caring Fund. Many Friends of Landis Homes have contributed regularly to give others peace of mind and assist in providing benevolent care.


Caring Endowment Fund

The Caring Endowment Fund was created in 2002 and is a fund that keeps giving year after year. The interest earned on the principal is used to cover the cost of benevolent care while the principal remains intact.

Forward in Faith Endowment

The Forward in Faith Endowment builds a strong foundation and ensures a stable future for an exciting and dynamic lifelong learning program at Landis Homes. Income from the endowment investments will help fund the vision to enrich the lives of older adults through informal and formal educational opportunities. Learn More…

Adult Day Services Financial Aid Fund

The Financial Aid Fund assists Adult Day Services clients by helping with attendance fees for persons unable to cover the full cost.

Heritage Gift Fund

Gifts to this fund enhance the quality of care in The Heritage, a special care center for persons with memory loss. The Heritage Fund, created in memory of Dorothy Hollinger, expands therapeutic music and art programs and provided educational and training opportunities to staff, families of residents and the broader community.

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The Heritage Gift Fund was created by a gift in honor of the late Dorothy Hollinger and her lifetime commitment to the arts. Dottie’s husband, Jay and family made prints of her painting, the Amish Homestead, designating any proceeds from the sales to initiate the Heritage Gift Fund. The painting was the last one Dottie completed before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Scholarship Fund

Providing financial support to qualified employees desiring to further their education in the allied health fields is the purpose of this fund. Priority is given to the nursing profession.