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Many older adults in our community often are faced with the question of “what’s next?” Through our mission to support caregivers and empower all people to age well, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging helps families answer this question every day. By making a gift, you can impact the lives of the thousands of people we serve both in our local community and across the country. 

There are many ways to make a gift to Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

  • To make an online gift, please fill out the form below.
  • To make a gift or discuss planned giving opportunities, please contact Anne-Marie Connors, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at (216) 373-1608 or donate@benrose.org.

Other ways to make a gift include:

Tribute Donations

Make a gift in Honor of, or In Memory of a loved one throughout the year. Or, send a holiday card (pictured below) to show a loved one you're thinking about them. Make a tribute gift or purchase a holiday card now. 

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Blank Holiday Cards

Order specially designed holiday cards in packages of ten to spread holiday cheer to your loved ones while supporting older adults in your community. 

 

Mailing Check

Your check should be made out to Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and include a brief note if you wish to designate the gift to a specific program or activity of the organization. Please mail checks to:

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Attn: Finance
11890 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, is a giving vehicle established at a public charity, such as a foundation, that allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time to your selected charities. You can contribute to and grow the fund as frequently as you like, and then you may recommend a gift whenever you determine is the appropriate time. Donor Advised Funds can be established through your financial advisor, or with a local community foundation in your area.  

If you have a donor advised fund through a local community foundation or financial planning firm, please contact them directly to arrange for your DAF gift to be directed to Benjamin Rose.  

Matching Gift Programs

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Some even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. These programs are a great way for you to double or even triple your gift.

Donation of Stocks

Contributing long-term appreciated securities, like stocks, is one of the most tax efficient ways to donate to Benjamin Rose.

Planned Gifts

A planned or deferred gift to Benjamin Rose is a contribution arranged during your lifetime, but which may not be received in its entirety by Benjamin Rose until after your death. There are many methods of making planned gifts that may result in significant tax savings for you, including:

  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Charitable Annuities
  • Bequest
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Retirement Plan
  • Named Funds

Anyone making a planned gift commitment becomes a member of The 1908 Legacy Society and are recognized in our Annual Report.

Consult your attorney or financial advisor about your individual circumstances before making a planned gift.

Gifts In Kind

There are many creative ways to make a nonmonetary gift. Donation of items such as arts and craft supplies, exercise equipment and non-perishable food items are extremely useful to our programs.
 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY APPEAL

We need your help to protect and care for the most vulnerable people in our community— older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers— during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Please make your gift today:

 

YOUR GIFT IN ACTION

Benjamin Rose is responding quickly by taking action to combat the potential devastating impacts of COVID-19 on our older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers:

  • Expanding Home Delivered Meals to more vulnerable seniors and family caregivers. 
  • Providing regular telephone reassurance calls to participants in community programs that have closed due to COVID-19.
  • Offering grocery shopping and picking up medications.
  • Conducting Benefits Assessment and registration via telephone, as well as conducting financial and housing workshops online to reach people in a financial or housing crisis who are forced to shelter in place.
  • Providing interest-free loans and counseling to adults 55 and over to meet basic needs.

Institutional Advancement Team

Institutional Advancement Team

Valerie Maczak-Grim

Grants Manager

Contact: donate@benrose.org | (216) 373-2022

Valerie Maczak serves as Grants Manager at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and all of its subsidiaries, helping foundations, corporations and community organizations achieve their philanthropy goals through meaningful grantmaking. Maczak graduated from Kent State University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public relations focused on non-profit management. She brings more than 15 years’ experience of strategic communication and relationship management to her role.

Valerie Maczak serves as Grants Manager at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and all of its subsidiaries, helping foundations, corporations and community organizations achieve their philanthropy goals through meaningful grantmaking.

Maczak graduated from Kent State University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public relations focused on non-profit management. She brings more than 15 years’ experience of strategic communication and relationship management to her role. A 2017 graduate of Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute, Maczak joined Benjamin Rose in 2018. She is proud to give her volunteer efforts to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the EDWINS Garden at Grafton Correctional Institution.

Please contact Maczak if your organization would like to learn how supportive grants can help Benjamin Rose meet the growing needs of our older adult community.

Allison Morford

Development Manager

Contact: donate@benrose.org | (216) 373-1928

Allison Morford is the Development Manager for the Rose Centers for Aging Well and a member of the Institutional Advancement team. As Development Manager, Morford works to identify, organize, manage and provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives for the Rose Centers programs. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2020.

Allison Morford is the Development Manager for the Rose Centers for Aging Well and a member of the Institutional Advancement team. As Development Manager, Morford works to identify, organize, manage and provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives for the Rose Centers programs. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2020.

Morford has institutional advancement experience that includes work in donor cultivation, special events, grant writing, board development, volunteer engagement, communications and marketing.

Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, Morford was the Individual Giving Director at City Year Cleveland. She is dedicated to serving non-profits that provide basic needs support in Cleveland, Ohio. Morford previously worked in the development department at The West Side Catholic Center and University Settlement. 

Morford received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations with a minor in psychology and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Morford serves on the Community Service Alliance Board of Directors and previously served as The Metanoia Project Board of Directors’ Vice President. Morford completed the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute in 2019. 
 

Jennifer Salkin

Development & Engagement Manager

Contact: sponsorships@benrose.org | (216) 373-1688

Jennifer Salkin is the Development and Engagement Manager in the Institutional Advancement department at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for internal and external communications throughout the organization, including outreach events, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and representation at local, state, national and international conferences.

Jennifer Salkin is the Marketing Communications Coordinator in the Institutional Advancement department at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for internal and external communications throughout the organization, including outreach events, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and representation at local, state, national and international conferences.

Salkin joined Benjamin Rose in 2014. Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, she worked in development, special events and communications at the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and Great Lakes Theater.

Salkin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Denison University and a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University. You can contact her for information regarding Benjamin Rose sponsorships and events, as well as external health fairs, conferences and other events in the community.