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Opportunities for Giving

Explore all the opportunities to create your legacy with Jefferson’s Ferry today

General Fund

One of our most important funds is the least-specific. Your gift to the General Fund provides us with financial resources where they are needed most. Major Gifts — $5,000 or more — are added to our donor wall, which is prominently displayed in the heart of the George F. Rice Community Center.

Resident Assistance Fund

Even the best planning isn’t always a guarantee that your assets will be there when you need them. Thanks to donors’ generosity, we have an opportunity to help give support—and peace of mind—to residents who run out of money through no fault of their own, with gifts to the Resident Assistance Fund.

Capital Improvements Fund

We are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of our residents, and part of that is by enhancing the buildings that make up our community, including the Vincent Bove Health Center. Capital Improvement gifts help us keep our infrastructure state-of-the-art for the safety, security, and enjoyment of our residents today and tomorrow.

Employee Education and Assistance Fund

We believe education is a lifelong pursuit and we surround ourselves with staff members who are continually working to learn more and better themselves through educational classes. The Employee Education and Assistance Fund allows us to support the people who take such excellent care of our residents with tuition reimbursement, textbooks and financial hardship loans in times of dire need.

Tribute Gift

Your loved ones are the life of our community so it’s only fitting that we have several ways to honor or remember them. This can be done specifically through our Commemorative Tree, Celebration of Life Tree or Commemorative Bench programs, plus you can make a tribute gift in any amount to the fund of your choice. No gift is ever too small.

Commemorative Tree 

Honor or remember a loved one with a living tree in the row of beautiful Aristocratic Pear trees that line Mather Drive near the Vincent Bove Health Center. Each tree comes with a lifetime guarantee and a brass plaque. You choose what you would like the plaque to say. The cost for each tree (including the custom-worded plaque) is $2,500.

Celebration of Life Tree

Our collection of memorial and celebratory engraved plaques are arranged to resemble a Tree of Life. Each plaque on this Celebration of Life Tree costs $350 and can be engraved with the words of your choosing.

Commemorative Bench

You can commemorate a loved one and leave your mark on Jefferson’s Ferry with a Commemorative Bench that beautifies our community with your personal message for years to come. The cost per bench is $1,000, which includes engraving for up to 35 characters. View our map of available benches.

Amazon Smile Program

If you shop at Amazon, you can effortlessly contribute to Jefferson's Ferry Foundation with nearly every odd or end in your order. Simply select Active Retirement Community, Inc. as your charity of choice and Amazon will contribute .05% of your purchase to Jefferson's Ferry. Please note that not all purchases are eligible. Learn more about Amazon Smile.

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