Unrestricted gifts — donations not earmarked for a particular fund — allow Friends House to be responsive to community needs at any given time. Should you wish to designate your gift toward a particular fund, there are currently three restricted funds you may choose among:
The Residents’ Assistance Fund provides direct financial assistance to residents who have outlived their resources. Assistance can be in the form of rental subsidies or a payment for a one-time medical expense, such as the purchase of hearing aids.
The Building Fund provides support for campus redevelopment. Donations to this fund help Friends House to include environmentally friendly features such as solar panels and passive house-level materials in new construction projects while keeping monthly fees affordable. The campus redevelopment project will also expand the number of social and gathering spaces available to residents, ensuring that all residents will have equal access to all amenities. To help offset some of the cost of the common space, we have compiled a list of naming opportunities.
The John Ligon Resident Fitness Fund was established in 2015 to provide funds for the purchase of exercise equipment, as well as coaching and other fitness programs. Named in memory of a beloved member of the community, this fund supports senior health and wellness.
If you have questions about any of the current funds, or about a funding priority not addressed above, please contact Anne Derby at 301-924-7510.