Please Support Our Mission
In the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and in partnership with the Benedictine Health System, Nazareth Living Center participates in the healing mission of Jesus by ministering with compassion and responding creatively to the needs of aging persons.
Federal and state funding only provide the basics. You can make a difference in the life of a senior who once served your needs or that of your neighbors. Nazareth Living Center (NLC) is a participating organization of the Benedictine Health System, a non-profit organization nationally recognized for excellence in senior living. Through the Benedictine Health System Foundation, NLC has access to resources and expertise that amplify gifts to Nazareth. All donations to Nazareth are used locally to enhance the lives of those who reside here. Your gifts are tax deductible in accordance with government tax regulations and can be placed in any of the following funds:
Nazareth Benevolence Fund
The Benevolence Fund is established to provide financial assistance for residents who have exhausted their financial resources. Money/assets restricted to this fund support residency costs of older adults who qualify based on their lack of resources to provide private pay for their stay at Nazareth.
Nazareth General Fund
Gifts designated or undesignated by the donor for use “where most needed” at the Nazareth Living Center.
Nazareth Building Fund
Money/assets donated to this fund help design, construct, furnish and/or enhance décor of new or renovated buildings on the Nazareth Living Center campus.
Nazareth Annual Giving Fund
The Annual Giving Fund is a restricted fund that allows donors to choose how they would like to have their gift used (i.e. items on the Nazareth Living Center Wish List — below — or any program/project/equipment designated).
Current wish list items include…
- Skilled Care Room Renovation — $10,000
- Rehab Equipment space saver steps & tilt table — $5,800
- Vital Signs Monitor — $3,832
Nazareth Outdoor Living Spaces Fund
Funds used for gardens, outdoor furniture, pathway and flowers in Elsie’s Way, and any other upkeep of patios and courtyard areas.
Nazareth Transportation Fund
Funds used for the purchase of new or used vehicles to transport residents, maintenance and fuel for vehicles, and any other transportation-related items.
Nazareth Spiritual Care Fund
Funds used for improvements of chapel, chapel supplies, pastoral care flowers/plants for liturgy celebrations and other items related to spirituality or religious purposes.
Nazareth Scholarship Fund
Gifts designated for this fund will be used to provide scholarship assistance to NLC employees who qualify based on specified criteria.
Nazareth Employee Fund
Gifts designated for this fund will be used to enhance the NLC employee experience in support of Nazareth’s core values. Examples of employee fund use would include equipment for employee lounge/break time (i.e. TV, furniture, etc.), costs related to employee recognition (i.e. “thank you” events, tokens of appreciation, mission lived, etc.) and other opportunities that benefit/reward employee performance.
There Are Many Ways to Give
Nazareth acknowledges donors who have made and continue to make substantial contributions to our mission through its Nazareth Benevolence Society. Donors are recognized by the naming of leaves on the permanent donor recognition tree on the Donor Wall displayed in McGovern Commons. New additions and upgraded levels on the tree are announced at the Donor Recognition Dinner held each spring. Benefits of the Nazareth Benevolence Society include:
- Designation as a member of the Nazareth Benevolence Society in publications
- Acknowledgement with an engraved leaf on the donor recognition tree
- Acknowledgement with an engraved dedication stone at the base of the tree
- Opportunities to make a difference on projects important to Nazareth Living Center
- Invitation to an annual Donor Recognition Dinner
Tribute and Memorial Gift Program
A wonderful way to let someone know you’re thinking about them or to honor those who have passed is with a Tribute or Memorial Gift. When you make a tax-deductible memorial or tribute gift, we’ll send a note to the family of the person(s) honored or memorialized announcing your gift. It’s a wonderful way to let someone know you’re thinking about them.
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs will match your contribution dollar for dollar, which can double your contribution. Please check with your employer’s human resources department to determine if they offer a matching gift program. You may mail your completed matching gift form to: Nazareth Living Center Foundation, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129.
Your planned gift integrates your generosity with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals to maximize benefits to both you and Nazareth Living Center. Planned gifts typically come from a donor’s assets rather than income and can be either outright or deferred. Whether through your will, insurance policy, an income-producing agreement, or a trust, residents of Nazareth Living Center can benefit from your generosity.
You’re almost there. Here’s how to find the right place to give.
We use the Benedictine Health System for our donations and giving. By clicking on the link below, a new window or tab will open in your browser. Follow these simple steps:
- Click on yellow highlighted link below and go to the new page.
- Fill in the blanks on that page and complete your donation
Nazareth Living Center is a participating organization of the Benedictine Health System, a non-profit organization nationally recognized for excellence in services to seniors. Through the Benedictine Health System Foundation, Nazareth Living Center has access to resources and expertise to maximize the generous donations given to Nazareth. All dollars donated to Nazareth are used locally to enhance the lives of those who reside here.
Great Place To Live. Very Friendly Community.
I have been very happy living in Nazareth Living Center. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. I have been living here for about a year and everyone is so friendly and accommodating. Overall, it’s just a very pleasant place to live. They even have entertainment from time to time so we get to have fun. Honestly, I’m just thrilled to be living here with all of these people.
St. Louis, MO 08/23/2018
We respect each individual’s unique needs, and strive to honor and support every unique need… a place to celebrate with family and friends. That place is Nazareth Living Center. But don’t take our word for it! Read all of our reviews.
Our Care & Quality are Evidenced by Our Prestigious Awards
American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)- Silver Quality Award
Only community in St Louis to achieve this demonstrated quality.
US News and World Report - Top Performer, US News Best Nursing Homes
Top 15% skilled nursing center nationwide.
Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)- Five Star Rated, 7 Years in a Row