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In 2006, the Jefferson's Ferry Foundation was incorporated to enrich the lives of those who live and work at Jefferson's Ferry. Our vision for our community is to encourage every person to experience the joy of giving. Through Foundation funds, for example, we have been able to build a beautiful patio outside the dining room for all to enjoy. We have also been able to provide financial assistance for several residents.

Foundation-Mary's GardenMary, a Jefferson’s Ferry resident and avid gardener, spent much of her time creating a beautiful garden outside her home at Jefferson's Ferry. When Mary was no longer able to continue her passion for gardening, her husband, Ed, always a generous supporter of the Jefferson's Ferry Foundation, made a donation to create "Mary's Garden" which could be seen from her apartment window. Although both Mary and Ed have passed on, Mary’s Garden at the patio continues to be a favorite spot for residents, visitors and staff to enjoy.

How to Give
There are many ways to give to the Jefferson's Ferry Foundation. No gift is too small. You can designate your donation to one of our many funds including: Resident Assistance Fund, Employee Education and Assistance Fund and General Fund. We also have two honor/memorial programs, the Celebration of Life Tree and the Commemorative Tree.

Cash/Check Gifts
Gifts of cash are one of the easiest ways to make a meaningful donation to the Jefferson's Ferry Foundation. You will receive a tax-deductible letter for each donation made. These gifts can be made by writing a check payable to Jefferson's Ferry Foundation and mailing it to:

Jefferson's Ferry Foundation
1 Jefferson Ferry Drive
South Setauket, NY 11720

Online Giving Program
This is the fastest and most convenient method of making a donation. Simply CLICK HERE to designate your donation and enter your contact information. You will be mailed a tax-deductible letter thanking you for your donation.

Jefferson's Ferry Legacy Society
A bequest in your will is the simplest and most common method of making a planned gift. Depending upon the type of gift you make, you may be eligible for immediate tax benefits or increased cash flow. We can work with you and your financial advisors to make sure your bequest is customized to your personal circumstances.

Gift of Stock
When you give appreciated securities you may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes. For additional information, please contact the Foundation office at 631-675-5507 or

Matching Gifts
Many companies have a matching gift program wherein the company will match charitable contributions made by their employees. In some cases, this program may be extended to its retirees and spouses. This will increase the value of your gift to Jefferson's Ferry Foundation, in most cases with a one-to-one match. If you work for a company with a matching gift program, please ask them how to take advantage of this generous benefit.


Through the generosity of people like you, the Foundation has been able to provide several services and additions to Jefferson's Ferry like Mary's Garden, such as:

  • Financial assistance to residents in need
  • Relocation of the Wellness Center
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Porte Cochere over entrance
  • Meditation Room
  • And much more!


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