Earl and Vivian Ziegler knew that they wanted to give to support Brethren Village’s ministry. Vivian’s mother lived at Brethren Village and both Vivian and Earl appreciated the special care she had received. When they learned that they could have Brethren Village as the beneficiary of their Charitable Gift Annuity, it was an easy decision.
Earl Redner is well known in the region for the chain of supermarkets that bear his name. During his lifetime he directed significant community support through his stores. Through his will he directed the proceeds from his estate to five Church of the Brethren organizations — including his home for the last ten years of his life, Brethren Village.
Janet A. Booz lived in Village Manor and the Courtyards from 2008 until 2017. After she died, her son Larry Booz, and daughter Linda Booz Klein reached out to the Courtyard’s Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Lori Schoener, to express their appreciation for the care that their mother received, and to inquire if there was a way for them to make a gift that would tangibly express their appreciation.
After Ken’s wife Kathleen died in November 2016, he wanted to do something that would honor her memory, and express his appreciation for the care that she received during the time that she lived in the Courtyards. Katie – as she was known by her family and friends – had herself been an extraordinarily caring person. A loving wife, mother and friend, she had worked her entire career as a nurse.
The Gratitude Quarterly is the Development Department’s publication that was published July and October 2019. Each issue has the donor list for the previous quarter’s donations. Going forward, donor lists are included in the Villager newsletter.