On March 27, LifeCare Alliance’s $5 million Endowment match campaign was featured on NBC 4 by reporter Courtney Yuen.
An anonymous donor has generously promised to match $5 million in Endowment donations in 2018, which will help ensure a permanent source of funding to LifeCare Alliance.
“When he said he was going to do this, I was just in tears,” said president and CEO of LifeCare Alliance Chuck Gehring. “We’ve got to be able to get to those people when they need us.”
The potential of having $10 million added to the Endowment fund this year could mean so much for our clients and the Agency’s ability to meet their needs on a long-term basis. LifeCare Alliance has relied heavily on government funding in the past, but now that this funding has decreased and the need for our services is steadily increasing, the Agency must continue to put its focus on how to secure the future for our clients.
Clients rely on services from LifeCare Alliance to meet their basic needs. Many are not able to safely cook for themselves, so programs like Meals-on-Wheels is really important to their health and well-being.
Darlene Golden, a client of LifeCare Alliance, told NBC4: “I just love it. I just love it,” she said. “It’s very convenient because I’m not able to go out and get my food too much.”
One of the reasons the Agency has been so successful when other Meals-on-Wheels providers have long waiting lists to receive services or closed their doors due to financial reasons is because of our strong and dependent volunteer base. One of LifeCare Alliance’s volunteers, Jim Kimnach, has been with the Agency for four years. Kimnach said, “It’s a wonderful interaction every day. They have good stories to tell and they usually have a smile on their face.”
For more information or to make a donation to LifeCare Alliance’s endowment, contact Chuck Gehring, president and CEO, at 614-437-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rebecca Hurd, director of advancement, at 614-437-2867 or email@example.com.