Learn about some of our featured donors.

Read about how the variety of ways you can donate to be BV and how these gifts have touched many lives in the Brethren Village community – and have ensured an enriching experience for Residents, family and friends.

Bequest is part of a “two-fold” gift and provides the emotional benefit of doing the right thing.

By / May 21, 2024 Donor Stories
Martha Shreiner

Those who know Martha Shreiner know that she is a giving person. A retired teacher, she remains active through presentations for groups and causes that she cares about. In the years since her husband Galen died, she has been active promoting giving opportunities to Hospice & Community Care and participating in the Women’s Giving Circle. She is an officer in an educational philanthropy association, and serves on the Gathering for Generations Campaign Communication Committee here at Brethren Village.

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Designating non-profit beneficiaries of a retirement plan yields multiple benefits.

By / May 1, 2024 Donor Stories
Josie Gibson

Josie Gibson is a Pennsylvania native who spent part of her adult life outside of the state. She moved to Brethren Village after visiting her friends Mike and Judy Eyster – she and Judy met at their first jobs after graduating from college. Josie enjoys being back in Pennsylvania and has become involved in a variety of activities and volunteer assignments.

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“We’re winning on both accounts!”

By / June 10, 2019 Donor Stories

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.

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Giving through Will and IRA reflects lifelong commitment to Brethren organizations

By / June 7, 2019 Donor Stories

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.

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Generational ties and love of music motivate gift for The Courtyards Residents

By / July 13, 2018 Donor Stories

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.

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Whisperglide swing for The Courtyards

By / July 12, 2018 Donor Stories

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.

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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.