2020 marked the largest single donation in the history of United Church Homes by long-time friends who made an unparalleled lifetime estate gift of $17.5 million. This sacrificial gift inspired the creation of a new Fund for Growth to provide innovative programs and services at United Church Homes.
“This generous gift nearly doubled our $20 million goal for The Campaign for Abundant Life with two years left in the fundraising cycle,” said Gloria Hurwitz, CFRE, Vice President of Advancement. “As a result, the Campaign Steering Committee decided to establish a revised goal to 2023 of $45 million.”
Jim Henry, chair of The Campaign for Abundant Life said, “The 17.5 million gift was transformational and will help UCH reimagine life for older adults; however, there remains important work to be done in many of the campaign focus areas including Pastoral Care, Affordable Housing and The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging. This imperative work also needs donor support.”
“The revised goal will allow our advancement team and volunteers to continue their vital work of inviting friends into the campaign with their gifts,” said Rev. Kenneth Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to continue to celebrate the generosity of many friends of United Church Homes who partner with us in our vision, Where the Spirit Creates Abundant Life in Community.”