We Make a Living by What We Get. We Make a Life by What We Give!
- Winston Churchill

Annual Giving

United Church Homes is a registered, Ohio nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
United Church Homes provides a variety of giving opportunities for people who want to partner with us in our ministry. During the year, we invite friends to consider making financial gifts through fundraising appeals:

  • Church Appeal
  • Spring
  • Volunteer Leaders
  • Employee Giving
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Christmas
  • Special Projects

Gifts can be designated to a particular community or program or in honor or memory of someone through any appeal.

Donations can also be made directly on the site. Make a donation here.

Honor, Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Individuals and families can present honorary or memorial gifts anytime throughout the year to United Church Homes, designated to a particular program or for unrestricted use. Giving envelopes are available in the Advancement Office and at all communities.


Friends of United Church Homes may donate gifts-in-kind that are needed to fulfill our mission. These gifts-in-kind shall include, but are not limited to: office equipment, supplies and products, services, furnishings, food and supplies for special events or other items that align with fulfillment of our mission. For IRS purposes, all gifts-in-kind must be valued by the donor. Donors will be recognized in our annual report. Please contact the Advancement Office for details.

Giving Circles and Descriptions

Ruth F. Parker Circle – $10,000+
Honoring the founder and benefactress of Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, Ruth F. Parker. Ruth was genuinely dedicated to the needs of the residents of Parkvue and the community of Sandusky and supported both over many years with her loyal and generous contributions.

The President’s Circle – $5,000-$9,999
Honoring a group of friends who join the president of United Church Homes annually with their generous contributions at this giving level.

Robert & Eleanor Diller Inaugural Circle – $2,500-$4,999
Honoring Rev. Robert Diller, the first president of United Church Homes, and his wife, Eleanor. Rev. Dr. Diller also served as the administrator at the first United Church Homes community, Fairhaven Community, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Eleanor worked as a dietician and activities director at Fairhaven.

The Herbster Circle – $1,000-$2,499
Honoring our dedication to visionaries Rev. Dr. Herbster and his wife Elizabeth, who were generous supporters of United Church Homes. Rev. Dr. Herbster was the first president of the United Church of Christ and served as a board trustee for United Church Homes. He had a vision of a group of caring champions who would provide dependable, annual support for the benevolent care needs of the residents of United Church Homes. This vision included him asking 10 of his friends to make an annual donation of $100 or more ($100+ club) and asking them to invite their friends to join them in this mission. This society later became known as the Society of Stephen. Ben and Elizabeth were also residents at Trinity Community in Beavercreek.

Matthew & Jane Smith Founders Circle – $250-$999
Our founders, Matthew and Jane Smith, shared a common vision, to create a community that would care for the older adults. Their bequest (a farm) was sold to purchase the Barnhouse property in Upper Sandusky that is now known as Fairhaven Community.

Society of Stephen Circle – $100-$249
Honoring the mission of Saint Stephen, the disciple first charged with caring for the widowed and elderly. This is what was first started as the 100+ club founded by the late Rev. Dr. Benjamin M. Herbster.

Learn More About Ways to Give to United Church Homes

Annual Giving

Impact Giving

Planned Giving


Abundant Life

Advancement Team

Annual Report