Capital gifts support specific physical improvements or expansions for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) campuses and programs, including transportation.  The PMMA Board of Trustees must authorize capital campaigns and gifts that involve real estate.

 

Capital Campaigns

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.”

 

Grants

Residents and staff continue to benefit from grants

COVID-19 Relief
– The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) awarded the PMMA communities in Kansas $24,000 to provide additional technology options for seniors to combat social isolation.  Each Kansas community received $3,000.

– The United Way/Emporia Disaster Relief Fund awarded $2,500 to Emporia Presbyterian Manor to provide employee meals and assist with COVID relief.

– The Central Kansas Community Foundation awarded Newton Presbyterian Manor $6,168 for essential sanitary items.

– The Topeka Community Foundation awarded Topeka Presbyterian Manor $2,500 for the Live. Work. Give. project to assist with COVID relief.

– The Wichita Community Foundation awarded Wichita Presbyterian Manor $5,000 to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts.

 

Transportation
Thanks to a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (K-DOT), several PMMA communities were able to purchase a transportation van.  Residents are enjoying shiny new rides that will help them, as well as community members.

The communities to receive a grant to purchase a new van include:  Arkansas City, Lawrence, Newton, Parsons and Topeka.

“Being without transportation is frustrating and can make seniors feel like they’ve really lost their independence.  By offering this service, residents and community members can simply call and schedule a ride and be taken to run errands, visit the doctor, go shopping, or even on fun outings,” said one transportation assistant.