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Director's Message

Annual Giving by Sharon Naeole November 2009

  I've been with PSRC for just a little over two years and every day I am in awe of what I see-the essential needs met by our social workers, the help given by our volunteers at the front desk, the interesting programs, the fascinating and kind-hearted people who come through our doors wanting to participate or pitch in to help or both, the friends I have made and more than anything, the sense of privilege I feel to be able to help sustain the work of PSRC and to help it grow.

This brings me to my role here. As Director of Development, my responsibility is to help Susan and the Board of Trustees with fundraising. I love doing it because I know that the money we raise will be used wisely and prudently to provide the amazing array of programs and services we offer.
PSRC is different from most senior centers; as a private, independent organization rather than a municipal agency we offer social services and guidance to all who ask in addition to the recreation and educational programs. Income is no barrier whether you are at the top of the income ladder or of more modest means. Because of the wonderful diversity of the community we serve our social workers are skilled at helping all older adults, families and caregivers.
 
We are about to launch our Annual Giving appeal and I ask you to put PSRC high on the list of your charitable donations this year. The support of individuals is tremendously important to our overall financial health. Almost 30% of our operating budget comes from individuals. Annual Giving is the bedrock of our yearly fundraising. Last year we were able to continue to provide services without any cutbacks or layoffs by watching our spending very, very carefully. You can imagine how strongly-and negatively-our services would be impacted if Annual Giving were to fall off this year. 
There are a several ways that you can support Annual Giving at PSRC: 
 
·          Cash contributions. Most people support our Annual Giving request with a check or credit card. For those who would like to increase their gift to PSRC this year, you might want to consider a regular contribution every month. For example, if you would ordinarily contribute $50 to Annual Giving, a monthly gift of just $10 would raise your gift to $120 per year. We can arrange for a regular charge in the amount you designate to be made to a credit card.
 
·          Gifts of stock.   To get the greatest tax benefit, it is recommended that you sell the stock if it is worth less than you originally paid and give PSRC the cash resulting from the sale. If the stock has increased in value, you may transfer it directly to us. Check with your financial advisor and call for routing information.
 
·          IRA Charitable Distribution. Until the end of this year (December 31, 2009) you may take advantage of charitable distributions from your IRA with no federal tax implications (there may be state taxes). Donations may be any amount from $10 to $100,000.
 
 Matching Gifts. If you work for a company that matches employees’ charitable donations, please make sure that you pick up the form from your employer and include it with your gift to us. We will follow up. Some companies include retirees in their matching gifts program; you might want to check to see if your gift qualifies.
 
Please call me if you have any questions about PSRC’s fund raising or how your might want to structure your gift.
 
 
Sharon Naeole, Director of Development

 

Previous Messages

October 2017: HomeFriends Celebrates 30 Years!

September 2017: Annual Report

July/August 2017: Preferred Caregivers: Daughters

June 2017: Cues & Clues

May 2017: Recharging

April 2017: GrandPals Celebrate 20 Years!

March 2017: Multi-generational Households

February 2017: No One Ages Well Alone

January 2017: Help at Home

December 2016: Gratitude

November 2016: Family Caregiving

October 2016: Annual Report

September 2016: Corporate Healthcare

July/ August 2016: Strategic Planning

June 2016: Is Your Home Age- Friendly?

May 2016 Part 2 : We Need Your Help

May 2016 Part 1: Going Solo

April 2016: Volunteering

March 2016: Partners In Caring

February 2016: PSRC's Strategic Plan

January 2016: Hope

December 2015: Gratitude

November 2015: Helicopter Children

October 2015: Is Princeton An Age Friendly Community?

September 2015: Annual Report

July & August 2015: Family and Community

June 2015: A Gift that Keeps Giving

May 2015: Is 60 the New 40

April 2015: Spring

March 2015: On Being Mortal

February 2015: Mentoring

January 2015: Winter Blues

December 2014 - Leaving A Legacy

October 2014 An Age Friendly Future

September 2014 Annual Report

July - August 2014

June 2014 - Romance After 50

May 2014 - Your Virtual Estate

April 2014 - Memory and Forgetting

March 2014 - Aging in Community

Observational Stay

February 2014 - Family Caregiving

January 2014: Attitudes about Aging

December 2013 - Giving

November 2013 - Healthcare Marketplace

October 2013 - Annual Report 2013

September 2013 - Total Brain Health® Fair

July - August 2013 My cat, My Father and Me

June 2013 - Age Friendly Communities

May 2013 - Navigating a Changing HealthCare Landscape

April 2013 - Becoming Visible

March 2013 - Navigating Life’s Transitions

February 2013 - Partners in Caring Princeton

January 2013 - Men as Caregivers

December 2012 - The Safety Net

November 2012 - Going Solo

October 2012 - Documenting Your History

September 2012 - A Journey of Transformation

July - August 2012 - Gratitude & Moving

June 2012 - Diversity

May 2012- Aging in America

APRIL 2012 - TEN YEARS

March 2012 - Patient-centered Care

February 2012 - Can you Spare an Hour?

January 2012 - Challenges & Opportunities

December - Are you Prepared for Emergencies?

November - We need YOU!

October - Chocolate for Memory

September- Looking Back and Looking Forward

July - August 2011; Ageism

June 2011 - Accessibility

May 2011 - Paper retention

Knit Wits, April 2011

Lessons and Legacies, March 2011

Independent Living February 2011

Home Safety January 2011

Witness to my Life December 2010

Elections, benefits and open enrollment November 2010

Retire in 3D!

Strategic Planning September 2010

Am I Old? July 2010

Memory Clutter June 2010

Aging In America May 2010

Volunteering April 2010

Spirituality March 2010

Estate Planning February 2010

Encore Careers January 2010

Hiring Home Care December 2009

Annual Giving by Sharon Naeole November 2009

Flu Pandemic 2009 October 2009

Healthy Memory, Healthy Mind September 2009

A Personal Perspective on Caregiving July/August 2009

TRANSPORTATION May 2009

Wei Ji: Crisis, Danger and Opportunity April 2009

Write your own obituary March 2009

Hobbies February 2009

Hope and Vision in Challenging Times
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Medicare Changes 2008: Take A Look! December 2008

Scams, Frauds and Rip-offs November 2008

Engaged Retirement: Beyond Financial Planning October 2008

September 2008 Caregiver Dilemmas

Finding Rhythm and Purpose July/August 2008

Spring Cleaning II June 2008

V + OA = ER (Volunteering + Older Americans=Engaged Retirement)May 2008

Spring Cleaning April 2008

Have You Had the Talk Yet? March 2008

Get Moving with FitRhythms™! February 2008

My Condolences January 2008

Advocacy December 2007

What Are Social Services? November 2007

Sensitive Topics October 2007

Plan for the Future September 2007

The Up-side of Aging Summer 2007

Volunteering June 2007

Strategic Plan May 2007

National Conference on Aging: Let's ReThink Aging April 2007

Brain Health March 2007

Resiliency February 2007

Transportation January 2007

Season of Giving December 2006

Medicare Part D November 2006

April Hill McElroy October 2006

Civic Engagement September 2006

Change June 2006

White House Conference on Aging May 2006

Hearing Loss April 2006

GrandPals March 2006

Lets Talk February 2006

Eldertopia January 2006

Hoarding December 2005

Annual Report: November 2005

Are You Prepared? October 2005

Planning Ahead October 2005

Watch Your Language September 2005

Medicare Part D Summer 2005

Sue Tillett June 2005

The End of the Journey May 2005

Clutter March 2005

New Dietary Guidelines February 2005

Transitions January 2005

Funding December 2004

Caregiving November 2004

Civic Engagement with GrandPals October 2004

A New Look September 2004

Safe Driving Summer 2004

Food Safety June 2004

Communication June 2004

The Challenge of Giving Care May 2004

Seniors On The Move April 2004

Depression March 2004

McGreevey February 2004

Medications January 2004

Random Acts of Kindness December 2003

Civic Engagement November 2003

Reverse Mortgages Oct 2003

Emergency Preparedness, Jan 2003


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