Collington Was Built on Philanthropy
The Collington Foundation
Founded in 1996 by a group of residents wanting to expand philanthropy, The Collington Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charged with providing financial assistance in support of Collington’s purpose: to improve the lives of its residents, the work environment of its staff, and the effectiveness of its community outreach.
Mission: To provide and inspire philanthropic support for Collington Life Care Community.
Vision: To harness our generosity of spirit to nurture the goals and aspirations of all who live, work and serve in our community.
The Foundation is focused on good stewardship, its fiduciary responsibility, best practices and transparency. The Foundation also strives to increase stewardship among Collington’s constituent groups and to build meaningful relationships with resident families, area non-profits, businesses, universities and government agencies—all working for the betterment of services for the aging.
The purpose of this fund is to support resident requests for financial assistance with entry fees and/or monthly fees. Requests for support are held in the strictest confidence. The Fellowship Fund was made possible through a generous gift of $250,000 from the Episcopal Diocese in 1984.
The Future Fund was created in 2013 to commemorate Collington’s 25th anniversary. It funds projects that support the general needs of Collington. In 2018 The Future Fund became known as the Annual Fund. The goal of the Annual Fund is to support endeavors that fall outside of other fund categories. Monies may be used for operational and capital needs at Collington in addition to program related activities both onsite and locally. Monies donated to the fund are unrestricted. Funds are not used for personal or individual activities.
Arts and Cultures Fund
Established in 2013, the purpose of the Arts and Culture Fund is to support a broad range of artistic and cultural endeavors for Collington residents. “Arts” includes support for fine and performing arts (painting, sculpture, music, poetry, theater, and dance). “Culture” includes support for both on and off campus engagement activities.
Created in 2001, the scholarship fund provides tuition assistance to employees for continuing education. The purpose of the fund is to enhance job performance, improve satisfaction, and increase Collington staff retention. A Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications three times a year and makes awards based on employees’ needs and available funds.
The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to employees to hone in on their job skills via continuing education. The goal of the fund is to enhance job performance, improve job satisfaction and increase Collington staff retention via tuition assistance and provide workshops and mentoring.
Vehicles for Charity
The Collington Foundation recently resurrected its agreement with Vehicles For Charity, as a means for residents and team members to donate their unwanted vehicles to benefit the Collington community. We are pleased to share that Paul and Lynn McManamen, donated their old pick-up truck to the Foundation. It was a bittersweet moment for Paul, as he used the truck to move his belongings into Lynn’s house 23 years ago and the two of them traveled in it extensively. We are so grateful for their generosity and for sharing their heartfelt memories with us. William from Vehicles For Charity was fantastic and serviced the pick-up truck seamlessly. Thank you so much, Paul and Lynn, for your generous gift!
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.
James Madison, who works in dining services in many capacities, was one of twenty-six scholarship recipients last year. James is deeply grateful for the support the Foundation has provided. It has played a critical role in his ability to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology at Bowie State University.
Pauline Obiniyi began her career at Collington fifteen years ago and started as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant. Pauline says that the benefit of tuition assistance from the Scholarship Fund has been beyond helpful in allowing her to continue her medical education, and she feels so glad and privileged to be a part of the program.
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.
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 retain an income from the assets for life.
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. 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 or check out theses resource to help you learn more about employee matching gifts.