Opportunities for Giving

Throughout its 60 year history, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community has evolved from a single “home for the aged” to a “square donut” nursing facility to the 125 acre Continuing Care Retirement Community that it is today.  Although its size and appearance have changed over the years, its ministry has remained constant.  Deerfield is a place where people care deeply for each other, and it is a place worth giving to.

In fact, Deerfield would not be what it is today without the generous gifts we have received in the past.  These gifts enabled us to build our amazing aquatic center, relocate and renovate St. Giles Chapel and create the Healthcare Chapel, and build our signature croquet court, but the list goes on.  These contributions have enabled us to go beyond what is expected to create something extraordinary.

There are many ways to contribute to Deerfield, such as gifts in honor or memory of a loved one, general donations, and planned giving. In addition to unrestricted giving, we have three designated funds:  

  • The Residents Assistance Fund provides aid to help those who need financial assistance.  In the beginning, Deerfield’s leadership made a life-long commitment to its residents that they can continue to live here regardless of their ability to pay.  No one has ever been asked to leave our community due to  insufficient funds.  
  • The Danny Boone Employee Scholarship Fund is a ministry to aid deserving Deerfield employees who are pursuing higher education.  The fund grants scholarship aid for each term and has helped numerous staff members advance in their careers through learning.
  • The Healthcare Fund advances the initiatives in Deerfield’s Assisted Living and Skilled Care areas as we move away from the institutional model towards more individualized care.  This fund is used to purchase specialized equipment, train staff, and pursue other goals to continually improve the quality of care for our residents.

Donations of cash and check are welcome, as well as gifts of securities, appreciated assets, and life insurance. Deerfield is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit corporation in the State of North Carolina. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Click here to download the giving form.

Deerfield residents are very generous to causes and organizations in the local community and beyond that are aligned with Deerfield’s mission.  For more information about our Directed Outreach program, click here.  For more information about how Deerfield staff and residents give back to the community, click here to view our report on Social Accountability.

Understanding that you want your gift to make a difference at Deerfield, but that you may also need to meet your family's financial needs, we offer a planned giving program. The Legacy Society’s intent is to recognize, with appreciation and gratitude, the generosity of those who have made provisions for Deerfield in their estate planning.  

Bequests in wills, real estate gifts, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable gift annuities are just a few options we can discuss as we work with you and your attorney/financial advisors to develop a solid giving plan that will benefit you, as well as Deerfield.  For more information on Deerfield’s Charitable Gift Annuity program, click here.

For more information, contact our Director of Philanthropy, Cheryl Gettinger, at 828-274-1531 ext. *3206 or cgettinger@deerfieldwnc.org