As a nonprofit organization, everything we do and every decision we make is based on improving the lives of those we serve. All our income is reinvested in our communities rather than taken as profit. And thanks to generous donations, our financial outlook is strong, allowing us to offer peace of mind to our residents and their families.
Just as there are many reasons to give, there are many ways to give. Because of selfless donations like yours, since our inception in 1949, no resident has been asked to leave Presbyterian Homes of Georgia because they’ve outlived their finances.
Ways to Give
Caring Hands Offering
The Caring Hands Fund benefits our most vulnerable residents. Money is used largely to bridge the $3 million gap between Medicaid reimbursement and the actual cost of the high-quality care we provide for our health services residents. Almost 85 percent of our charitable expenditures are used to cover this cost. Caring Hands donations also allow in-home services to help residents in independent apartment homes maintain their independence.
More than 200 Presbyterian churches along with hundreds of individual donors statewide participate in the annual Caring Hands Offering, which benefits the Caring Hands Fund. One of life’s great blessings is the opportunity to honor those who touched our lives by giving back to God’s senior adults. Your support enables Presbyterian Homes to provide exceptional care for our aging residents. We can provide materials to help every church make the Caring Hands offering a success.
Honorariums and Memorials
Every year hundreds of individuals remember friends and loved ones with a gift to Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. It’s a comforting way to memorialize a loved one, colleague or church associate who’s passed away. Honorariums and memorials support the Caring Hands Fund. To give in memory of a friend or loved one, please contact the Development Office at 404-231-5758 or 1-800-808-3309.
Conant Endowment Fund
The Miriam and John A. Conant Endowment for Presbyterian Homes. This endowment memorializes the Conants’ dedication to the ministry of Presbyterian Homes throughout their lifetime.
For 22 years, these beloved philanthropists brought their special leadership to several capital campaigns for Presbyterian Homes. Shortly before his passing in 2005, Mr. Conant issued an exciting financial challenge, which enabled Presbyterian Homes to substantially grow our Endowment Fund. It’s a means of ensuring that for those residents whose personal funds have been depleted, Presbyterian Homes will be able to provide exceptional care today and for many years to come. To support the Endowment Fund, please contact the Development Office at 404-231-5758 or 1-800-808-3309.
Did you know you can also help ensure the future of our ministry through planned giving? Through bequests, charitable gift annuities and deferred payment gift annuities, you can make a meaningful gift and a lasting legacy.
Planned giving allows you to balance financial goals for you and your family, support the future of our ministry, and even earn significant tax benefits today. As you organize your estate planning, we hope you’ll consider Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. To discuss the many ways to make a lasting gift a faithful promise to Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, please contact the Development Office at 404-231-5758 or 1-800-808-3309.
Christmas Angel Offering
Christmas brings the opportunity to support our Christmas Angel Appeal for the Caring Hands Fund. Presbyterian Homes sends a Christmas Angel Offering request to friends and supporters statewide. Financial support is deeply appreciated as are the hundreds of return angel cards, signed and personalized by donors, for our frailest residents.
Santa Claus Express
During the Christmas season, caring individuals and church organizations across the state donate toiletries and small gift items for our nursing care residents and other senior residents in need. The gifts are delivered by the jolly old elf himself at the annual Christmas party. To learn how you can be a part of this special giving opportunity, please download our brochure below or contact the Development Office at 404-231-5758.
Caring Hands Classic Golf Tournament and Auction
Autumn brings our annual golf tournament and fundraising auction. Over the last 11 years The Caring Hands Classic has netted more than $2.3 million for the Caring Hands Fund, the heart of charitable care at Presbyterian Homes. Because of the Caring Hands Fund, the number of residents asked to leave Presbyterian Homes due to exhausting their financial resources is zero. That is our promise and thanks to the Caring Hands Fund and supporters like you, we have kept it that way since 1949. Thank you for being a part of the Power of Zero.
The event kicks off on Sunday evening with a pre-tournament gala. Festivities include a live and silent auction featuring unique gifts as well as golf and vacation packages.
On Monday morning, the action continues on the green at the Atlanta Athletic Club, home of the 2011 PGA Championship. The Classic also features a tournament within a tournament: a church team versus church team challenge to win the Knox Cup, a trophy held for one year by the winning team.
No Dinner Dinner
Every year the Presbyterian Village Auxiliary hosts the No Dinner Dinner to benefit the Caring Hands Fund. Donors appreciate this “non-event” because it’s an easy, convenient way to give to a worthwhile cause. Rather than asking supporters to purchase tickets for an actual event, participants are asked simply to select from a host of menu items, such as toiletries, dentures, hair appointments, eyeglasses and prescription drugs for residents in need, and to give at that level. To receive an “invitation” to the next No Dinner Dinner or to select from the donation “menu,” please contact the Development Office at 404-231-5758 or 1-800-808-3309.
Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Giving
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite charities easily. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
How does it work?
- Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
- Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
- Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.
If I have a DAF, how do I use the DAF Direct form?
- Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate Now From” field.
- Specify “Presbyterian Homes of Georgia” in the “Designation” field.
- Enter the amount (in dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount” field.
- Tap on the “NEXT” button to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor advised fund transaction. Please note, you’ll be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.
Our Development Team
Our Development Team welcomes your inquiries and input.
Director of Development
Jerry Dean Weber
Director of Planned Giving
Our Development Team welcomes your inquiries and input. Contact us at:
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Office of Development
PO Box 957267
Duluth, GA 30095