Help make a difference.

Memorial plaques recognizing donations to Brethren Village

Your generous contributions to Brethren Village have a profound impact on the lives of our Residents. Deeply rooted in the service tradition of the Church of the Brethren, we are committed to fulfilling our mission of providing a continuum of care and support to enhance the spiritual, physical, social, and emotional well-being of our Residents, Team Members, and community.

The burden of healthcare expenses can deplete a Resident’s personal resources, leaving them in need of financial aid. Through your charitable donations, Brethren Village can sustain vital services and high-quality care for all our Residents, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Around 40% of Residents in supportive living require financial assistance, as government programs and supplementary insurance often fail to cover the actual costs of care. Your support ensures that our Residents can access daily care and essential services, even when their resources are exhausted. Every donation to Brethren Village, no matter the size, brings tangible benefits to those we serve.

Good Samaritan Fund

The Good Samaritan Fund supports the current benevolent needs of the Village. Gifts to this fund are used in the year in which they are received, to provide assistance for those Residents of Brethren Village who find themselves unable to pay the full cost of their care.

Click here to see how YOUR gift directly benefits BV Residents!

Endowment Fund

Gifts to the Endowment Fund are invested over many years, building principal that provides a source of income to cover the cost of benevolent care. Established in 1918, this wonderful tradition continues today, thanks to the many individuals and organizations that support this fund.

Your Gift to BV’s Year End Appeal is a Simple Act of Kindness with a Profound Impact

2023 Year End Appeal

Your donation to Brethren Village’s Year End Appeal directly impacts our Residents’ lives who are in need of financial assistance. There is no price tag on comfort, security, peace of mind and hope. Your simple act of kindness helps us continue to enhance their lives and provide an environment of caring in a community where our Residents can age in place.

To learn more, view our Year End Appeal. You can print our donation form or make a donation online.

Thanks for Giving Extra!

The Development Department is grateful for the nearly $20,000 raised for the Good Samaritan Fund during the ExtraGive. Thank you to the 105 donors – BV Residents, Team Members and Friends who contributed so generously.

Proceeds to Brethren Village will be directed to the Good Samaritan fund which makes a difference in the lives of our Residents who have exhausted their resources and are in need of financial assistance. These gifts not only provide peace of mind for many of our Residents in need, but also to their family members.

When you give extra, extraordinary things happen!

Special Events Support BV’s Mission

The Development Department provides an opportunity for individuals and businesses to support Brethren Village’s ministry through support of special events such as the annual Good Samaritan Spring Celebration and Golf Tournament. Proceeds from these fundraising events benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. With the support of our Donors, Partners, Board Members, Volunteers and Team Members, we can truly make a difference in the lives of our Residents.

Give to Brethren Village Retirement Community

For more information on charitable giving, contact the Development Department at 717-581-4416.

Brethren Village Retirement Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit facility licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. The official registration and financial information of Brethren Village may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.