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Community is Collington’s Highest Value

When asked what they value about Collington, over and over residents reply, “the people, the sense of community.” To support that sense of community, in 1966 a group of residents established The Collington Foundation.

MissionTo provide and inspire philanthropic support for CollTo provide and inspire philanthropic support for Collington Life Care Communityington Life Care Community.   

VisionTo harness our generosity of spirit to nurture the goals and aspirations of all who live, work and serve in our community.harness our generosity of spirit to nurture the goals and aspirations of all who live, work and serve in our community.

The Collington Foundation

is the philanthropic arm of Collington.  Every gift to the Foundation is important and will benefit the Collington community today and in the future.

A gift to the Foundation can be used to support Collington in many ways: to enhance Collington’s activities and environment, to support residents who experience financial difficulties, to offer scholarship help for employees to continue their education and to support residents’ volunteer efforts in the larger Prince Georges’ community. 

Major Funds

Fellowship Fund

As a community, Collington is committed to supporting all its residents. We want no one to have to leave due to uncontrollable financial circumstances. This fund was initially established by a generous grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC in Collington’s earliest days and has grown over the years by contributions from the extended Collington community. All requests for help with entry and/or monthly fees are held in strictest confidence.

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Annual Fund

Donations to the Annual Fund are unrestricted, used to support a wide variety of projects at Collington. Grants are awarded from this Fund to support resident-led projects, augment operational or capital needs, enhance our physical environment, and improve or add amenities to the Collington community. The Annual Fund also supports Collington in the Community. As an integral part of Prince George’s County, Collington volunteers partner with underserved schools, non-profits, children and families to serve the broader community.

Arts and Cultures Fund

Collington residents enjoy a broad range of artistic and cultural endeavors, produced by ourselves, brought in by outside artists and performers, or provided by off-campus activities.  This fund supports both the fine and the performing arts including music, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, and poetry.

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Scholarship Fund

The people who work at Collington are an extraordinary group whose dedication, professionalism and compassion are vital to the well-being and happiness of Collington’s residents. In order to assist them to enhance their job performance and improve their job satisfaction, the Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance for continuing education.

Collington In The Community

Through the Annual Fund, the Collington Foundation supports the Outreach Committee of the Collington Residents Association to serve the broader community as a leader and partner in Prince George’s County. Resident volunteers work on a myriad of projects, including partnerships with schools and like-minded non-profits to help underserved children and families, collecting donated food items to deliver at local food banks, and making sandwiches bi-weekly for the homeless.

After a successful inaugural grant submission, the Foundation awarded the committee $14,800 to provide two PG County elementary schools, Kettering and Cora L. Rice Elementary, with needed supplies including Chromebooks, school supplies, new books, backpacks, water bottles, and large Post-It Easel pads.

Giving Options:

Gifts to the Collington Foundation can take several forms. Since we are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, gifts can have significant tax advantages.  Collington’s Philanthropy Department can help you and your advisors match your philanthropic and estate planning goals to Collington’s funding needs and opportunities. Gift opportunities include:

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.

Planned Gifts

These are bequests, gifts made over a period of time, and are structured to meet your specific financial objectives while also benefiting Collington.  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, retaining an income from the assets for life.

Tribute Cards

Sending a Tribute Card is a great way to remember a resident, staff member, or a friend.  Our Philanthropy Department will send one of our cards to your special person to wish them a happy birthday, tell them you are thinking of them, or memorialize another occasion. This thoughtful remembrance by you adds to our community and benefits its residents.

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 or check out theses resource to help you learn more about employee matching gifts.

We sincerely appreciate those who have donated to the Foundation, your donations are what help us grow and continue to improve the lives of our residents, staff members and the community. If you are interested in donating, gifts can be made online or by check payable to The Collington Foundation. If you would like your gift designated to a specific fund, please note that fund on your check. Undesignated gifts are allocated to the Annual Fund.

For more information regarding “Giving Options” and the advantage of planning a special gift please contact Collington CEO, Ann Gillespie.

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