The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the creation of two separate Agency Funds that will benefit Barb City Manor Retirement Home in DeKalb IL, and support the fulfillment of their mission.
The two named Funds are the Barb City Manor Endowment Fund and the Barb City Manor Fund. The endowed Fund will assist lower-income residents living in their community by providing them with monthly rental assistance. The other will be used primarily for capital projects. Both Funds will ultimately help support Barb City Manor’s mission to provide its residents a safe, secure environment.
“We chose to work with the Community Foundation because of its great reputation. They are a vital part of the nonprofit community,” said Sarah Davis, Assistant Administrator at Barb City Manor. “Establishing these Funds will continue to increase awareness about Barb City Manor. Our Funds will ensure all seniors, regardless of income level, can have a safe and comfortable place to call home for years to come.”
Barb City Manor is an independent living option for people 62 years and better who want to be free from the responsibility of maintaining their own homes. Barb City Manor was created by the City of DeKalb with support from DeKalb community members and opened in 1979 with the mission to serve low to moderate-income seniors in safety and security. It is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood and operates in the former DeKalb Public Hospital.
Barb City Manor has served generations of families throughout its history. Residents continue to pursue their interests in the community. Additionally, they stay engaged through socials, group activities, and friendships with other residents. The Manor has 62 studio or one-bedroom apartments with amenities including three meals daily, 24-hour staffing, weekly housekeeping service, and month-to-month leasing. Barb City Manor does not provide medical services; however, residents can age in place by contracting with home health and caregiver services as needed. These options help prevent premature placement in long-term care facilities.
“We are grateful to Barb City Manor, one of many fine nonprofit organizations serving DeKalb County, for partnering with us to manage charitable Funds that will fuel their important mission for decades to come,” said Foundation Executive Director Dan Templin.
Donations to any Fund at the Community Foundation, including the Barb City Manor Endowment Fund and the Barb City Manor Fund, can be made online or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or to start your charitable Fund, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Donate to the Barb City Manor Endowment Fund >
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