Support Our Ministry

Luther Manor believes a community's quality of life is measured by how it treats those who most need a helping hand. In 1985, the Luther Manor Foundation was created to provide long-term financial support for Luther Manor and its community residents. Thanks to the Foundation, no resident has ever had to leave Luther Manor due to an inability to financially cover the necessary senior care services.

This would not be possible without the generous financial support of individuals, businesses, foundations and churches - especially through the continued partnership with 70 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Greater Milwaukee Synod.

Why Support the Luther Manor Foundation?

As people are starting to live longer, many individuals who planned for retirement and often led frugal lives find themselves unable to pay the increasing costs of long-term care. At the same time, Medicaid reimbursement (the government-paid program for skilled nursing care) continues to fall short of the actual cost of providing senior care.

The Luther Manor Foundation helps to fill the gap with its primary resource, the Resident Support Fund. The earnings from this fund are used to carry out our mission. Every gift is retained to continue to generate future earnings for:

  • Supplemental funding for community residents who outlive their own financial resources.
  • Grants to help bridge the gap created by inadequate Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Support for home and community-based services, outreach and senior ministry such as Adult Day Services and Parish Nursing, as well as informational, referral and educational programs.
  • Seed money for new and expanded Luther Manor programs and services to meet the emerging needs of seniors.

You can help by:

We appreciate each gift and all donors are welcomed into our Donor Recognition Society. Donors who make provisions for Luther Manor Foundation through planned gifts or charitable estate planning are welcomed into the Heritage Partners Society as well.

For more information, please contact Cherie Swenson, Executive Director, Luther Manor Foundation, at (414) 831-8950 or [email protected].