The Kendal idea fosters a culture of generosity, encouraging and developing full use of our time, talent and resources. Philanthropy has played a key role in the development of the Kendal organization. Those involved in the beginning of the first Kendal community, Kendal at Longwood, set a tone of generosity—of spirit, of time, of talent, and of resources.
Indeed, the Kendal story began with a gift, and this spirit of generosity continues to characterize life in Kendal-Crosslands Communities through gifts that have made possible financial assistance for residents, capital improvements in communities, internships for students, and accumulation of charitable reserves. Click here to read about the variety of charitable funds to benefit Kendal-Crosslands Communities’ residents.
Outright Gifts of Cash or Securities
An outright gift in the form of cash or securities permits an immediate federal income tax deduction. Gifts of long-term appreciated securities may offer additional benefits. For more information regarding a gift of securities please contact Stephanie Cory, Kendal-Crosslands Communities’ Director of Philanthropy, by clicking here or calling (610) 588-5528.
These include bequests through your will, the designation of Kendal-Crosslands Communities as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or retirement account, or a charitable gift annuity. All these gifts are structured to meet your specific financial objectives while also benefiting Kendal-Crosslands Communities. Planned gifts can offer significant advantages of favorable income, as well as savings on capital gains and estate taxes. These options allow donors to transfer cash real estate or other assets – while in some cases retain an income from the assets for life. Please visit our Guide to Planned Giving here.
You may wish to make a contribution in honor of someone of significance to you and the community. Perhaps it is a friend, neighbor or someone who has served the community as a board or staff member. Gifts of $500 or more can include a tree planted in the Kendal Crosslands Arboretum. You are welcome to make a donation online or download a printable donation form in PDF format. All gifts will be acknowledged and recognized.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many corporations match gifts to charitable institutions made by employees; some will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees as well. Contact your personnel office for information about your employer’s matching-gift program.
For more information regarding giving options and the advantage of planning a special gift please, contact Kendal-Crosslands Communities’ Director of Philanthropy, Stephanie Cory: here or by calling (610) 388-5528.
Please click here to read our 2015 Philanthropy Report to learn about gifts to Kendal~Crosslands Communities.