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New fund created to further enrich residents’ lives

Ecumenical Retirement Community is pleased to announce a new fund to enrich the lives of campus residents—the Ecumenical Legacy Fund.

According to President & CEO, Michael Leader, “The intent of the Legacy Fund is to enrich the lives of whom we care and serve by supporting projects that enhance the community beyond what is included in the annual operating budget. This benevolent spirit further supports our residents’ dynamic lifestyle with supplemental resources.”

Residents enjoy giving back to the Harrisburg Community. The “Peanut Butter Brigade” meets weekly to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a local soup kitchen.

With the approval of Ecumenical’s board of directors, the Fund may be used for campus projects to further connect residents with their own community as well as support a variety of programs, services, technologies or infrastructure that will encourage and support residents in living happier, healthier and more engaged.

Leader’s father, the late Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader and colleagues of like-mind saw a need for affordable senior living in Harrisburg. Seniors who had established their livelihoods on the East Shore had few options to remain local and connected to their community. Gov. Leader understood what it meant for these individuals and, in 1994, developed the not-for-profit Ecumenical Retirement Community in the heart of Susquehanna Township offering low-cost senior living options and opportunities for individuals to thrive as well as give back—both important factors in living with a purpose.

Readers interested in making a donation can submit a check payable to Ecumenical Retirement Community to:

Ecumenical Retirement Community
ATTN: Legacy Fund
830 Cherry Drive
Hershey, PA 17033