Lighting the Way Campaign

The 125th Anniversary Lighting the Way Campaign is a major fundraising effort to assist with major needs at Frederick Living during this milestone anniversary.  The campaign began its quiet phase in 2019 and kicked off publicly in June 2021 with an announcement of a significant leadership challenge gift of $250,000 from Sodexo, who across the world cultivates innovative dining and hospitality experiences. They have been our dining services company and a strong partner.

Benevolent Care is an important part of the campaign.  Please click the link for a short 5-minute video that tells the story of philanthropy at Frederick Living and the importance of Benevolent Care.  https://youtu.be/CWOdcLO6wNc

Our Goal for the 125th Anniversary: Lighting the Way Campaign is $1.1 million:

  • To assist with renovations in Cedarwood Nursing Care Center by enhancing the comfort and convenience of its residents with a number of improvements. ($450,000)
  • To support and grow our Benevolent Care fund ($350,000)
  • To help speed the purchase of two emergency generators for electric power ($200,000)
  • To assist with relief from COVID-19 related expenses ($100,000)

Thanks to busy volunteer leaders, lead donors and other generous donors since the June 2021 kick off and the beginning of The Amazing Raise, we are now over $1,035,500 million of our $1.1 million goal in gifts and pledges.

We have $66,360 left to raise to meet the Sodexo challenge!

After that we will go over the much needed $1.1 million goal.

Your help during The Amazing Raise will leverage additional dollars for the campaign!

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You can help us get to our campaign goal faster by giving a gift to the Lighting the Way Campaign  or making your payment on a pledged campaign gift in October during the Amazing Raise which runs from October 1, 2021 through October 29, 2021.  All gifts given during the Amazing Raise will go to the campaign goals and will receive proportional matching If you are paying by check, please make checks payable to “Frederick Living.”  You can designate a specific objective of the campaign such as “Cedarwood Improvements” or “Benevolent Care”, or you can designate your gift to “where needed most” in the campaign by placing a note with your check. Gifts may also be made online.

The Lighting the Way Campaign will run through the remainder of 2021.  If giving in October does not work for you, we still welcome your gift or multi-year pledge any time this year to the campaign.  We also welcome planned gifts such as naming Frederick Living in your will or doing a charitable gift annuity or other planned gift.  Gifts are also welcome from churches, businesses or other organizations who support our mission.  If you have any questions about ways in which you can support the campaign, please call Amy Cummings-Leight, Frederick Living Director of Advancement at 610-754-7878 extension 1250 or e-mail her at .