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Support Kendal at Lexington


Kendal at Lexington’s very existence is by virtue of the generosity of area residents, community leaders, and the Bartenstein family, who donated the picturesque 85 acres of land our community calls home.

We continue this culture of giving in many ways. Residents generously donate to the Staff Appreciation Fund and the Fellowship Fund.

As a not-for-profit organization, we also greatly appreciate contributions from family, friends and employers.

Giving Options


Philanthropy has played a key role in the development of the Kendal organization.

Those involved in the beginning of the first Kendal community set a tone of generosity—of spirit, of time, of talent, and of resources. This spirit of generosity continues to characterize life at Kendal at Lexington through gifts that have made possible financial assistance for residents, capital improvements, internships for students, and accumulation of charitable reserves.

Outright Gifts of Cash or Securities

An outright gift in the form of cash or securities permits an immediate federal income tax deduction. Gifts of long-term appreciated securities may offer additional benefits. For more information regarding a gift of securities, please contact Kendal at Lexington’s Chief Financial Officer or Beverly Grove, Director for Philanthropy at The Kendal Corporation by clicking here.


Staff Appreciation Fund

The purpose of the Staff Appreciation Fund is to recognize the excellent, caring work done by the staff who may not accept gifts or tips. Through the Staff Appreciation Fund residents have an opportunity to recognize the staff, express their appreciation and make a real difference. Resident contributions to the fund are distributed to the staff at community-wide events in June and December. Senior management is not included in this distribution.


Planned Gifts — The Jeanne Kibbie Society

Bequests can be made over a period of time, and are structured to meet your specific financial objectives while also benefiting Kendal at Lexington. Planned gifts can offer significant advantages of favorable income, as well as savings on capital gains and estate taxes. These options allow donors to transfer cash real estate or other assets – while in some cases retain an income from the assets for life. Please visit our Guide to Planned Giving here.


Staff Development Fund

The Staff Development Fund provides additional training and support to Kendal at Lexington staff members.


Memorial Gifts

You may wish to make a contribution in honor of someone of significance to you and the community. Perhaps it is a friend, neighbor or someone who has served the community as a board or staff member. You are welcome to make a donation online or contact us for a printable donation form in PDF format. All gifts will be acknowledged and recognized.


Fellowship Fund

The Fellowship Fund has been established to assist residents who, through no fault of their own, have depleted their financial resources and can no longer afford to reside at Kendal without assistance. Subsidies from the Fellowship Fund are used to augment their resources, as needed. The concept of a Fellowship Fund is a concrete example of community members caring for one another. The solicitation each year is usually in February, and residents contribute at whatever level they are most comfortable.


Other Gifts


Gifts are often made to Kendal at Lexington to support other specific initiatives Some common areas are capital improvements, landscaping, Sunnyside House, Dementia Care and sustainability.

Consider Corporate matching gifts: Many corporations match gifts to charitable institutions made by employees; some will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees as well. Contact your personnel office for information about your employer’s matching-gift program.

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Contact us for questions about any of these opportunities.