PVM Foundation Giving Matters Summer 2016

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Inspire Possibilities Breakfast: I would not be here without PVM


Campaign Updates

A report on the latest campaign fundraising efforts

• Hillside • Hartford Village • Village of East Harbor






You contributed an amazing $125,700 in April – the third highest grossing Friends & Family Campaign in PVM’s history! Because of you, residents will be able to have new exercise equipment and a wellness center for healthy and active lifestyles, fun social activities such luaus, reliable transportation for appointments and grocery shopping, and so much more! Congratulations to The Village of Rosebush Manor for having the most new donors, to The Village of East Harbor for the greatest amount raised with $36,621 and to Continued on page 5



Distinguished Volunteers

6 Calendar of Events

In celebration of PVM’s 70th anniversary, the 2015 gala theme was 70 and Still Making Waves. It was a great party and, thanks to your generous contributions, you raised the most in PVM’s history with $320,000. Thank you! But, you provided the best benefit of all—a platform for one PVM resident to really shine and show she is “still making waves!” Continued on page 5

Resident Regina Lawson and PVM Foundation President Paul Miller at the 12th Annual Gala.





At the Inspire Possibilities Breakfast on May 13th, Thome Rivertown resident speaker David Simpson credited PVM and donors with saving his life.

Donors like YOU made these all possible. Your gifts are saving lives and creating opportunities for seniors to thrive. You inspire us!

Seniors need you every day and you continue to answer the call. The breakfast was a testament to that. You came to the breakfast, you invited your friends and you gave. You not only gave—you raised an amazing $76,107! Nearly 300 guests attended the event in Pontiac, many whom were new to PVM, to hear the diverse stories of PVM residents Motoko Huthwaite, David Simpson and Vernice Johnson. Your gifts will continue to transform the lives of seniors like them!

Seniors need you, and you continue to create new possibilities for seniors. So as The Village of Oakland Woods’ Village People Chorus sang, “Thank you for being a friend!”

The Thome Rivertown Apartments were David’s saving grace after a tough music career that began at 13 years old and struggles with cancer, pneumonia and a heart condition. Motoko has found her slice of heaven at The Village of Westland, and Vernice is closer to her family after beating breast cancer and recovering in her home at The Village of Oakland Woods in Pontiac.



Is a publication of the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation offices. For more information, questions or story ideas, please contact: Bobie Clement, editor, at (248) 281-7252 or email bclement@pvm.org The Village of Oakland Woods’ Village People Chorus


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TOP: David Simpson; ABOVE: Motoko Huthwaite; LEFT: Vernice Johnson



The Statewide Comprehensive Campaign goal is to raise $27.4 million by the end of 2017. As of May 2016, nearly $25.4 million has been raised for major capital campaigns, wellness programming, individual Village needs, Benevolence (resident assistance) and home and community-based services.

THE VILLAGE OF HILLSIDE/ FRIENDSHIP CENTER RENEWAL CAMPAIGN Thanks to you and your gifts, seniors in Harbor Springs will have a new home and community space! With $1,610,565 raised in philanthropy, construction began in fall 2015 for The Village of Hillside/Friendship Center Renewal project, which


is replacing the oldest buildings on campus with 32 new, affordable senior apartments accessible to seniors with disabilities. The project will also triple the size of the Friendship Center to accommodate more programs and serve more local seniors. The new building has come a long way since construction started last September. Only a short time ago, the roof was set in place, windows were added and, on the east side, walls were put up. The heating, plumbing and electrical work is continuing on the west side of the building and work is underway on the road and sidewalks. With the new building expected to be complete in August, we are nearly there!

HARTFORD VILLAGE Your generous gifts will give older adults a brand new senior living community in northwest Detroit! Hartford Village is a joint venture between Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and PVM, offering independent living through 39 cottages with attached garages and 45 apartments. This unique, mixed-income senior living community is located on Meyers Road near the Northwest Activities Center. Since construction began in October, the ten buildings making up the community have been built, with construction at different phases. Most of the buildings are ready for electrical, brick work has started and roads and sidewalks are being poured. Now that summer has arrived, constructVillage of Hillside/Friendship Center construction


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Construction at the Hartford Village site

tion is expected to continue progressing ahead of schedule, which is targeted by the end of the year.

THE VILLAGE OF EAST HARBOR HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER The fundraising campaign to bring a new, state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center to The Village of East Harbor in Chesterfield continues to progress toward the $2 Million goal, with $913,804 raised through May 2016. To accommodate other campus renovations, a new site plan and drawings of the center are in progress. The Health & Wellness Center will continue to offer residents and community seniors specialized rehabilitation and therapy services for more effective treatment, as well as exercise and gym amenities and programming.

Renderings of the Health & Wellness Center



YOU MADE A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES, Continued from page 1 Ms. Regina Lawson, of The Thome Rivertown Senior Apartments in Detroit, earned the honor of being the first resident Master of Ceremonies for the evening. She was nervous but took on the charge of entertaining over 550 guests. And did she entertain! Thank you for making this special moment happen! In her words, the gala was Regina’s “shining moment” of 2015 and something she will always cherish. The administration at Thome Rivertown along with fellow residents has said that since that evening, she has evolved into a true leader on the campus. She plays a key role in creating activities to engage the residents. Engaging residents can be challenge. It takes confident individuals, like Regina, to make residents feel comfortable enough to leave their safe haven and get involved. Come to Thome Rivertown and you’ll feel the energy, due in large part to Regina’s help. Thank you! As preparation begins for the 2016 gala, All That Jazz! on November 11th at COBO Center, we wanted to celebrate what you raised for older adults last year and magnify the long lasting gift you gave this resident. Thank you for being a donor! You ARE changing lives!

Thank you to sponsors, guests, donors, volunteers and staff for making the gala a memorable night for all who attended!


13th Annual PVM Foundation Gala

“All That Jazz!” Friday, November 11, 2016 COBO Center, Detroit

FRIENDS & FAMILY, Continued from page 1 the 8 Villages that exceeded their project goals! And, a big THANK YOU to all of you wonderful donors—your support is giving seniors opportunities to THRIVE and we are so grateful for you! Though the match campaign has ended, we still need you! Learn how much each Village raised and how you can continue to help at pvmf.org/FF2016 or call the PVM Foundation office at 248.281.2040.


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Celebrate seniors at this annual gala with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, dinner and entertainment!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS August 24, 2016 Grand Opening & Dedication of New Village of Hillside/Friendship Center Building Harbor Springs

Fall 2016 (Date TBD) Grand Opening & Dedication of Hartford Village Detroit

November 10, 2016 National Philanthropy Day Celebration Presented by AFP Greater Detroit Chapter COBO Center, Detroit

November 11, 2016

FRED WALSTROM & LINDA RHODES-PAULY RECOGNIZED AS DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEERS On November 12, 2015, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter celebrated its annual National Philanthropy Celebration. This special day honors the philanthropic action and community involvement of individuals and groups. PVM Foundation honored the co-chairs of The Village of Hillside/Friendship Center Renewal Project in Harbor Springs, Fred Walstrom and Linda Rhodes-Pauly, as 2015 Distinguished Volunteers. With their leadership and perseverance, the fundraising campaign raised over $1.6 Million. Congratulations, Fred and Linda, and kudos for your efforts to keep local seniors local!

L E AV E A Support PVM during your lifetime and beyond.

Ways to make a Planned Gift

13th Annual Gala, All That Jazz! COBO Center, Detroit Support the needs of seniors at our annual gala! Sponsorships and tickets available at pvmf.org/Gala2016

November 29, 2016 #GivingTuesday A global day to celebrate generosity and give back!

› Make a bequest in your will › Start a Charitable Gift Annuity › Your Life Insurance Policy

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE Without obligation, PVM Foundation would like to answer any questions you may have, call Paul Miller 248.281.2045 www.pvmfgifts.org

PVM Foundation Mission Statement The Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) Foundation advances the PVM Mission by providing philanthropic support for resident emergency needs, innovative services and wellness programs for residents and seniors throughout the state.



If you are interested in learning more about the PVM Foundation, please call 248.281.2040 or visit pvmf.org.