As a non-profit organization, Christian Living Communities depends on the generosity of residents, families, and friends to help fulfill our mission of enriching the quality and dignity of life for older adults in our not-for-profit owned communities. Last year such support helped provide services and care to more than 1,000 older adults daily.
Many older adults are living longer, fuller, more enriched lives. But even the most careful planner may run out of financial resources to fully support themselves and the care they critically need later in life. It truly can happen to anyone. Where would they turn, where would you turn? That’s where CLC’s Resident Assistance Fund comes in. This fund helps with one-time or recurring needs for qualifying residents who can no longer fully afford the cost of their care.
This is the kind of life-changing difference your generous contribution to CLC can make.
The future is uncertain. However, you can still create a planned gift today while simultaneously retaining control over these assets for the balance of your life. Such gifts are called revocable gifts. You can change your mind. You have total control.
These gifts are generally one of the following:
By naming Christian Living Communities in your will, living trust or as a beneficiary, you can protect yourself against an uncertain future. Should you ever need these assets, they are available. If not, your gift will come to Christian Living Communities exactly as you desire.
The IRS provides important tax incentives to encourage support for charitable organizations. To qualify for any given tax benefit, a gift typically must be irrevocable. Stated another way, a gift must be complete and not one a donor could ‘reclaim’ in any way. Clearly, an irrevocable gift only should be made after proper reflection and consultation with your legal and financial advisors. However, with proper planning, such gifts can provide important income and tax benefits for you and your heirs.
Examples of these gifts include Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities.
Christian Living Communities can help you explore the benefits that may result from an irrevocable planned gift. For more information, please contact Olivia Mayer at OMayer@clcmail.org or 720-974-3675. Again, there are never any expectations or obligations to complete any gift.
Community Specific – funds made available to support programs and projects that benefit residents at the community of your choice Resident Assistance Fund – supports qualifying residents and clients who through no fault of their own cannot fully pay their cost of care. Assistance may be given for a one-time need or as a renewable subsidy.
As the Director of Donor Relations, Olivia is responsible for setting strategy and identifying the tactics to encourage philanthropic support of Christian Living Communities.
Olivia’s passion is connecting people with a desire to support older adults. She is driven by delivering exceptional, personalized customer service and takes a relational approach to all she does.
She joined Christian Living Communities donor relations team in 2009 after a career as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer that grew from her interest in discovering people’s stories. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 2015, she completed the Institute for Leaders in Development at University of Denver, a unique professional development program that identifies Colorado’s emerging nonprofit fundraising leaders and prepares them for the future.
Lucy joined CLC’s Donor Relations Team in 2018 as our Donor Relations Coordinator. “I have never felt such a warm welcome from my coworkers! CLC embodies what it means to live the mission.”
Lucy comes from years of experience in event planning, healthcare recruitment, and even running her own business. She has taught improvisational theater to people of all ages, but she especially loves the older adult community: “I have always loved hearing about their life journeys. Seniors are a wealth of knowledge and wisdom and the younger generation ought to pay more attention to what they have to offer. They’re experts at improv!” Her goal is to take the Donor Relations department to a whole new level of inclusion and success. She loves to make people laugh and feel good about themselves.
Lucy is a Pennsylvania native but has lived in Colorado for 22 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
"Everything in every area is great: the friendliness of the staff, camaraderie of the residents and the great programs they offer. It’s fantastic."
"Senior living doesn’t have to be a means to an end. It can be a purposeful, engaging, rewarding way of living and it can be yours if you so choose. We as life-long learners and teachers are able to put to use these assets as we continue on this our journey, and by doing so, we become fulfilled. I had been stagnant in thinking, neglectful in physical activity and unmindful of my spiritual connection. Because of Masterpiece Living, I’ve entered into a whole new world of senior living as it should be – it is a purposeful way of sustaining us on this journey we are all on."