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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.

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Wellness Trust

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.

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Harvest of Friends – Reflections 2023


Morningstar Living Foundation hosted its annual Harvest of Friends dinner on November 2nd and it was a fabulous night!

Special thanks to these generous sponsors for their support: of our 2023 Anniversary event – the event exceeded our goal and netted $64,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund!  THANK YOU!

The Good Samaritan Fund  provides charitable aid to residents for more than three decades resulting in millions of dollars of uncompensated care and services.  To offset this on-going expense, the neighborly assistance of those who make gifts to the Good Samaritan Fund is an essential part of ministry to older adults in need.

GLOW Level:  Blue Valley Builders, DCL Management, The Philadelphia Trust Company

GLOSS Level:  Brown Design Corp., Linda McMeekin, Owen M. Bastian, Inc., Phoebe Pharmacy

LUSTER Level:  Clover Advisors, Culinesse, Darrell and Linda Crook

LUMINOSITY Level:  Albert and Tori Conti, Susan Cooper Drabic, ET&T, Shirley Flagler, Kathy Heller, Shirl Kilpatrick, K&H Custom Window Treatments, Donna Sabol, Saucon Insurance Company, Service Electric, Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler, Richard and Linda Solliday, Spirk Brothers, Dave and Shelby Swartley, Jill and Jim Tilney

Auction & In Kind donors:  Culinesse, Mitch & Jami Possinger, Donna Sabol, HV Residents, Nazareth Floral, Working Dog Press, LV IronPigs, Paxos, Board Members, Ellis Coffee, Morningstar Quilters and Friends.


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.

We appreciate the generosity of our donors.

See how we recognize special giving from our supporters.

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