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Three Local Grinnell Residents Donate $25,000 or more to the Hammond Center for Assisted Living Building Campaign



(Grinnell, IA – May 23, 2016)  Isadore Berman, Betty Hammond and Jewel Kintzinger have each donated $25,000 or more to the St. Francis Manor Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, to construct the Hammond Center for Assisted Living community on the St. Francis Manor campus.

“We are very grateful to these three individuals who have continued to support our vision over the years with their generous donations,” said Dion Schrack, Executive Administrator of St. Francis Manor.  “Isadore Berman’s donation was a matching gift challenge so other donations received were doubled making the value of his gift $50,000!”

St. Francis Manor has applied for a $3.5 million USDA loan which is expected to be finalized later this month. The immediate fundraising goal is to raise $500,000 which is the amount required by the USDA to begin construction.  St. Francis hopes to begin construction in the fall of 2016.

“Additional gifts and pledges of any amount are needed and appreciated to help us break ground on this important project for the greater Poweshiek County area,” said Mindy Van Dyke, Director of Development for St. Francis Manor. Checks to benefit the Hammond Center for Assisted Living Building Campaign should be made payable to “St. Francis Manor Foundation” and dropped off or mailed to 2021 4th Avenue, Grinnell, IA 50112. For more information about this project, contact Mindy Van Dyke at 641-990-1381 or Dion Schrack at 641-236-7592.

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