Senior Living

Ways to Make a Gift

Ways to Give to Support ALSM

Memorial and Honor Gifts – A gift in memory of a family member, friend or colleague is a special tribute. Honoring a living individual with gifts in his or her name is another means of ensuring that those in need will be served.

Tree of Life Memorials and Brick Memorials – You may wish to leave a lasting memory of a loved one through an inscribed golden leaf placed on our Tree of Life Memorial at one of our residential communities in Hollidaysburg, Johnstown, or Pleasant Gap. Our Hollidaysburg community also offers the opportunity to inscribe the name of a loved one on a brick to be placed on a walkway near The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

Special Events and Appeals – ALSM hosts an annual golf tournament each year to raise funds for charitable care; sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. We also host an annual dinner to recognize the generosity of our donors and volunteers and raise needed funds for charitable care, as well as mail appeals throughout the year to help enhance the quality of life for those we serve.

Gifts of Securities – Gifts of appreciated securities are encouraged and provide tax benefits to the donor. Examples of gifts include stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

Planned Gifts – A variety of deferred gift options such as bequests, living trusts, life income gifts and life insurance, as well as opportunities to make cash gifts pledged over a period of years, are available. Planned gifts provide opportunities for individuals to leave a legacy that will touch future generations. Many individuals may not be in a financial position to make an outright gift during their lifetime, but provisions in their will can convey one’s wishes to an organization of their choosing. We encourage you to please consult an attorney in the preparation of your will and to supervise its execution so as to comply with state requirements.

For more information about planned gifts, please visit our Planned Giving website.

Endowment Gifts – Gifts to endowments are made with the restriction that the principal may not be expended. Instead, it is invested to provide a steady income for the continued benefit of ALSM and its many programs. The minimum amount for a named endowment is $10,000.

Auxiliary Membership – Membership dues and fundraising events help support the mission of ALSM. Auxiliary chapters are located in Blair, Cambria, Centre, and Somerset counties. For more information on the auxiliaries, please contact the Advancement Office at 814.696.4523.

No matter how you decide to support ALSM, please know that we appreciate all that you do to help us continue to touch lives each day that span the generations! Thank you for your support.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about any of the ways to give, please contact Director for Mission Advancement Marty Jo Irvin-Stellabotte at 814.696.4560 or E-mail