Foundation

Raising funds in support of Brewster and its endowment

The Brewster Foundation accepts gifts of private funds to preserve the long-term health of Brewster and its endowment.

Please reach out to discuss how to include gifts to Brewster in your financial planning.

To contact the Brewster Foundation, call 785-274-3327.

The Brewster Foundation appreciates all gifts, including:
  • Cash

  • Real Estate

  • A gift through a will

  • A Charitable Gift Annuity (earns a guaranteed annual income while receiving a charitable income tax deduction)

  • Securities

  • Life Insurance

Fund Choices

You have the option to direct your gift to a fund set aside for a specific purpose.
Current funds established include:

Unrestricted Fund
Supports projects of special importance to Brewster Place.

Benevolent Care Fund
Brewster Foundation’s Benevolent Care Fund is a promise that is central to the Brewster Mission. Support of this fund enables residents who outlive their financial resources, through no fault of their own, to remain at Brewster Place.

Gifts to the Brewster Foundation for benevolent care are very important to your friends and neighbors. Brewster is a not-for-profit corporation that does not receive state or federal housing subsidies. Any excess revenue over expenses is used to update facilities and services. When benevolent care needs must be met through operational revenue, this reduces the amount available to improve the community in general.

“As mom’s health deteriorated the attendants played her favorite music and blended her food so she could still enjoy good tasting meals.  When the end was near, it was comforting to stay with her in her familiar room, with staff there easing her pain.” –Family member of resident, D.R.

Maxine Gibbs Celebration of Life Fund
Provides for extra care and comfort at the end of life for residents and their families.

Chaplaincy Fund
Provides financial assistance for our full-time chaplaincy program.

Employee Assistance and Support Fund 
This program provides emergency interest-free loans and grants to staff in need. An unexpected car repair or some other financial crisis doesn’t have to be faced alone. Brewster employees can apply for a loan, which can be paid back over a six month period, interest-free through payroll deduction.

An employee shared, “The Brewster Foundation always comes through to help employees facing a financial crisis.  My family had an unexpected mishap and we weren’t sure what we were going to do. My supervisor suggested I go to the Foundation.  I was able to apply for a loan and pay it back through payroll deduction. We were so thankful for their help! Brewster really is a great place to work!”

Generous donors have provided these gifts and funded these projects at Brewster:

Art
Original sculptures and artwork
Stained glass windows
Outdoor fountain

Furniture/Equipment
Furniture for Brewster Health Center
Exercise equipment
Specialized medical equipment
Aquariums

Music
Organ and hymnals for chapel
Grand piano
Special concerts

Programs
Intergenerational programs
Comfort dolls for memory care
Memory in Music program
Books for Kids

Funded Rooms
Brewster Health Center kitchen remodel
Chandler Sun Porch
The Harriet and Eldon Sloan Library 

The Congregational Home Foundation doing business as Brewster Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization solely dedicated to supporting the mission of Brewster Place, a Life Plan Community. On behalf of our Trustees, we thank you for your support.

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