The story of Emilie’s Fund
Since opening in 1924, our organization has relied on donations both large and small. Most notably, a gift in 1929 of $1.74 million (equal to $30 million in 2023) from the estate of Chicago philanthropist Emilie Jane Smith played an essential role in securing our future. Emilie’s Fund is named in her honor.
Join us in our mission. You can make a difference.
Our program requires we raise $2 million annually. We rely on the generosity of donors and friends of our organization to fulfill our mission. Your secure, tax-deductible donation in any amount to Emilie’s Fund will go to work right away.
Your gifts will ensure we can continue providing for the needs of Chicago seniors well into the future. Our charitable giving program includes:
- Major Gifts
- Endowment Gifts
- Planned Giving
- Memorial and Tribute Gifts
For more information, please contact Coleen Barkmeier at 773−474−7351 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington and Jane Smith Communities, including Smith Senior Living, Smith Crossing, and Smith Village, are not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations that exist to serve the residential and health care needs of senior adults. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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