Funding Our Mission
Enriching lives and making a difference!
The Good Samaritan Fund
A benevolent fund that provides financial support to community residents who have exhausted the means to pay in full for their care. This is a priority and significant need as residents spend down personal funds and can no longer cover their care in full.
The Morningstar Living Foundation Board of Directors oversees the stewardship of the corpus of these
funds and allocates an annual gift to the Morningstar organization to assist with the operational expense of supporting individuals who rely on benevolent support.
Departments may request funding support for specialized programs, training, enrichment or equipment needs based on project narrative and anticipated outcomes.
Granted funds positively impact the quality of life for residents, family, volunteers and staff. And these funds provide financial resources for specific challenges such as Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Recent requests to recieve funding include: music and art therapist visits for group programs, a Magic Table gaming system for early and mid-late stage dementia residents, channel 199 upgrades for in-house broadcasting and a reading program for those impacted by dementia.
Scholarship & Enrichment
Used annually to support educational opportunities and career growth for employees of Morningstar Living. Qualified team members can benefit from scholarships, grants, service recognition and training opportunities. A committee of residents and staff oversees scholarship requests from full and part-time employees including students pursuing post-high school education.
“Wishes granted” offer ways to brighten days and make days meaningful and special.
Fresh seasonal flowers on dining tables, specialized equipment purchased for activities and transporation, an extra visit from a musician or performer – these are the simple pleasures of life that bring joy to those in our community. For residents who have difficulty with mobility and transportation, these special additions to daily life really do feel like wishes granted.
If you have an idea or desire to sponsor a special wish – please contact the Foundation or use the link to support a named idea.