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Newton Presbyterian Manor reaches $75,000 fundraising goal

Newton Presbyterian Manor is excited to announce the campus is thriving thanks to the many donors who collectively contributed more than $75,000 for the Together, We Thrive capital campaign.

“It is important as we come out of the pandemic for all residents to experience and enjoy updates and remodeled spaces designed just for them,” said Marc Kessinger, executive director. “The updates will bring a new energy to our campus. It will be a great change of pace for all of our residents, giving them another place to relax and get some fresh air.”

The campaign goal was to raise $75,000 for the renovation of the beauty salon, which had not been updated since the 1980s, and the addition of an outdoor deck, including all furniture and accessories as well as landscaping and irrigation improvements. The projects culminate a larger renovation project underway at the campus made possible through a generous estate gift from Christena Bowen, a long-time supporter and later resident, and an investment from PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

“This place has given so much to me over the years,” Kessinger said. “That’s why it was important to me to give to this campaign.”