A tradition of giving.

Established in 2006 as a not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3), the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation was created to provide giving opportunities that will enhance the lives of the people who live and work in our community. Since its inception, the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation has focused on providing new technologies to encourage a supportive environment, making building improvements, enhancing services and providing financial assistance in times of unexpected need.

The Foundation works in partnership with Jefferson’s Ferry Board of Directors and staff to promote and raise philanthropic funds. The Foundation promotes benevolence by engaging and enlightening residents, families, staff, volunteer leaders and other interested people and organizations to embrace the power and spirit of philanthropy and to support and honor those who are or were a part of this community.

Donor Events

For information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Loucks, VP of Philanthropy & Community Relations, at 631.675.5507 or sloucks@jeffersonsferry.org.

How to give

Every gift — no matter the size — makes a difference. Options include Resident Assistance, Making Memories, General Fund, Employee Education and Assistance, Health and Wellness Programming and Capital Improvements. We also offer the Celebration of Life Tree and Commemorative Tree that let you honor the memory of loved ones.

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The Funds

Your gifts should support your passion! We offer these options for discerning donors. We also welcome an opportunity to discuss your personal priorities, should they not be included in these selections.

Jefferson’s Ferry Fund (General Fund)

Resident Assistance Fund

Gardens and Grounds Fund

Making Memories Fund

Capital Improvements Fund

Employee Education and Assistance Fund

Health and Wellness Fund

Strategic Innovation Fund

Dedicate Your Gift

Honor and Memorial Tributes | Residents are the heart of our community. Honor the life or memory of a loved one and support the work of the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation with a loving tribute gift. The resident honored or the family member of a resident memorialized will be informed of your generosity, with no mention of the amount of your gift. Family members and friends may honor or remember individuals, couples or family groups through these options:

Commemorative Gifts

In Lieu of Flowers

Commemorative Tree

Commemorative Bench

Celebration of Life Tree


Recognition for Generous Donors

Donors whose gifts support the work and mission of Jefferson’s Ferry through the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation shall be honored and recognized. Recognition shall honor total giving, sequential giving and continuous giving. Contributions to the Staff Holiday Fund are not included in giving totals.

In advance of being added to our Donor Recognition Wall, qualified donors shall receive and must return a permission form stating how they would like their name displayed or if they prefer to remain anonymous. The following are different categories you may enter, based on your annual giving.

Leadership Annual Giving Society

Friends of Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation

Sustaining Friends of Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation

Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation Heritage Society


Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation. Thoughtful donors may choose one or more options which best meet their needs and goals. Always consult with your legal and financial advisors to be sure the gifts you make are in your best interests and help meet the mission and goals of the programs supported by the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation.

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Qualified Retirement Plan Distribution

Donor-Advised Fund

Appreciated Securities

Entrance Fee Refund

Bequest in Your Will

Charitable Gift Annuity (Current or Deferred)

Charitable Lead Trust

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Life Insurance

Real Estate Gift


Foundation Annual Reports

Let’s Talk About It.

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