Opportunities for Giving

Opportunities for Giving

The ANNUAL APPEAL is a valuable source of unrestricted funds that help fulfill the many facets of the Stairways Behavioral Health mission and organizational priorities. Your generous, non-designated gift is used to meet the areas of the greatest need.

Our CLIENT ASSISTANCE FUND was established by our Board of Directors to meet emergency needs for clients including clothing, eyeglasses, vocational supplies, or household items like mattresses or appliances. You can join Stairways employees and community members by designating your contribution to meet these critical client needs.

The purpose of the CLIENT WELLNESS FUND is to provide wellness opportunities for our clients in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The fund can be accessed for such things as assisting with healthy food choices, fitness passes, athletic clothes and footwear. Other specific items will be considered for funding as long as they are related to the clients' wellness goals.

The MOSHE LIFSHEN FUND FOR THE ARTS was created to celebrate the life of an exceptional artist and special friend of Stairways. When you give to this fund, children and adults with mental illness experience unique opportunities for healing and recovery at Stairways BLOOM Collaborative. Read more about Moshe Lifshen here.

Designating a MEMORIAL donation in the name of someone who has died or a TRIBUTE gift to honor an individual on a special occasion are unique and gratifying ways to recognize special people who have made a difference in your life.

IN-KIND DONATIONS of new and gently used furniture, appliances and other household items can help an individual get back on their feet. To inquire about whether your donation of goods or services is appropriate for Stairways, please contact development specialist Juanita Gangemi, jgangemi@stairwaysbh.org or 814.878.2071

Giving to STAIRWAYS ENDOWMENT FUND provides assurance in ever-changing times that Stairways will continue to fulfill its mission for years to come. While general, non-designated gifts to Stairways are used to meet organizational needs today, endowed gifts are invested so the earnings ensure the fiscal health of the organization tomorrow.

The LAURA WALLERSTEIN STAIRWAYS TO HOPE SOCIETY recognizes and honors individuals who have chosen to provide lasting support for Stairways in their estate plan. You can become a member of the Laura Wallerstein Stairways to Hope Society by naming Stairways Behavioral Health as a beneficiary in your will, living trust, charitable trust, Individual Retirement Account, qualified retirement account or life insurance policy. Read more about Stairways Founder Laura Wallerstein here. To become a member of the Society, for more information regarding benefits of membership to the society, or to learn more about planned giving, please contact Kim Stucke at 814.878.2170 or kstucke@stairwaysbh.org.

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Stairways Behavioral Health
Kim Stucke 814.878.2170
Email: kstucke@stairwaysbh.org

2185 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505
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