Fundraising Campaign to Transform Aging

Almost $12M raised toward $20M goal

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio – United Church Homes leadership from throughout Ohio gathered at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky on Nov. 17 to kick off the public phase of a historic effort to raise $20 million over the next five years.

United Church Homes is the parent organization of Pilgrim Manor in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which will benefit from the fundraising campaign.

United Church Homes’ Comprehensive Campaign for Abundant Life will include focus areas to support affording housing, benevolent care, pastoral care and the new Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging. Funding will serve all 72 of United Church Homes’ service areas in 14 states and two Native American nations.

Already approximately $12 million in gifts and pledges have been raised toward the $20 million goal.

Celebrating the Journey, Blessing the Ministry and Moving the Mission into the Future

United Church Homes President and CEO Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel introduced the focus areas of the campaign, and Director of Hospitality Amy Kotterman explained how the campaign will connect with UCH’s culture change initiative, which aims to combat ageism and enhance the living experiences for all those served by United Church Homes.

To learn more about the Campaign for Abundant Life at United Church Homes, visit


About United Church Homes: United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, has been “Celebrating the Spirit” of seniors for more than a century. The nonprofit, faith-based organization is one of the nation’s largest providers of senior living services, with more than 1,700 dedicated staff serving 4,600 residents of all faiths in 72 senior living communities throughout 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.