The Glacier Hills Foundation was established in 2006 and is responsible for soliciting funds in a professional and sensitive manner, ensuring funds are well managed and invested wisely, and guaranteeing funds are used in accordance with the donors’ intent. Its separate Board of Trustees, focused almost exclusively on philanthropy, assures stakeholders that a high level of quality and care is maintained in keeping with the Glacier Hills’ mission, and provides opportunities for more people to become involved in the life of Glacier Hills through board membership and committee positions.

Key Accomplishments of the Foundation

The Foundation completed a successful Capital Campaign in 2012 that exceeded the $2.5M goal in 14 months

In addition, 126 donors, individuals, corporations and foundations gave generously to support building the Life Enrichment Center (LEC) and establishing a Memory Care Endowment. The opening of the LEC is eagerly awaited by all.

The Foundation has fourteen named Employee Scholarship Funds and a pooled GH Scholarship Fund. It has awarded over $274,000 in scholarship support to 230 employees.

In addition, gifts totaling $434,000 helped establish the Glacier Hills Learning Institute and its educational programs. Examples include: the Knowledge Portal offering over 600 e-courses to 515 Glacier Hills’ employees each year; and intensive and comprehensive dementia care training.

The Foundation has awarded over $173,000 to projects and programs submitted by residents and staff that enhance Glacier Hills’ ability to serve.

Examples include: Life Enrichment activities, supplies, entertainment, computer classes; patio furniture and campus benches; artwork; wellness gardens; library books; transportation for outings; and partnerships with area non-profit organizations including Leslie Science & Nature Center, Elderwise, and Ann Arbor Art Center.

The Foundation has major and planned giving programs that include Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, IRA roll-overs, assignment of refundable entrance fees, and bequests with a current value of $1,464,000.

Together these planned gifts and intentions demonstrate the long term value donors perceive under Glacier Hills’ mission.

The Volunteer Program welcomes…

Volunteers contribute hours annually in support of 39 campus-wide projects excluding Board and Committee participation. An annual gathering is held to recognize their outstanding dedication.

The work of the Foundation directly and indirectly enhances Glacier Hills’ ability to open doors and change lives of residents, their families, and community members through philanthropy.