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Highlights

Thank you to the many donors whose generosity supports the mission of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. The following are only a few highlights of gifts from the past few months.

Mary Tyler

2017 Purple Poppy Award Recipient

Mary Tyler will be presented the 3rd Annual Purple Poppy Award from Heritage Community of Kalamazoo at their 70s themed Gala on April 20, 2017. Reservations are open until April 14 and may be made by calling (269)488.5544 or emailing kfast@heritagecommunity.com.

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Heritage Community Foundation Fall 2016 NewsletterHeritage Community Foundation Fall 2016 Newsletter


Heritage Community Foundation is proud to release its fall 2016 newsletter. Containing articles about our generous donors, our wonderful staff and our amazing residents, we're confident that all of our regular visitors will find something of interest within it.

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Nursing2016 William Carter Lowe, M.D. Nursing Scholarship Recipients Announced

Elaine G. Amaya-Martin of Kalamazoo and Jacob L. DeMott of Portage have been selected as the 2016 William Carter Lowe, M.D. Nursing Scholarship recipients from Heritage Community of Kalamazoo.

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GilletteRemembering Clyde and Colette Gilette

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo is pleased to announce a special gift that will strengthen the resident-centered care the staff provides.

The Clyde and Colette Gillette family has made a gift to Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Foundation. This gift will provide staff education opportunities for direct care staff at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo.

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Elaine G. Amaya-MartinWilliam Carter Lowe, M.D. Nursing Scholarship at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo

The William Carter Lowe, M.D. Education Fund provides financial scholarships for Heritage Community staff to further their skills and knowledge as they work toward a degree in nursing. The program is designed to identify and retain talented people to work at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. Since 2005, fifteen scholarships totaling $18,250 have been awarded.

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Purple Poppy Heroes

Donors who give $250 or more to the Heritage Legacy Fund as a Purple Poppy Hero will help provide assistance for those who depend upon the Fund. Heroes receive a unique handmade purple poppy pin to wear and are recognized in each community for one day of your choice during the year. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of someone, anonymously or in your own name.

  • Anonymous
  • Rex and Denise Bell
  • Joe and Jane L. Brogger
  • Climax Telephone Company
  • Mason and Victoria Coleman
  • Joseph A. D'Ambrosio and Beth Eckhardt
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gary Druskovich
  • James Escamilla and Brenda Longman
  • Rich Evenhouse
  • Mary P. Fuehr
  • Micheal and Heather Isch
  • Carol Janowicz and Marc Kavanaugh
  • Mr. and Mrs. Zafar Khaja
  • KSS Enterprises
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Long
  • Bobbe Luce and Bruce Dannenhauer
  • Larry and Linda Lueth
  • Bill Mears
  • Mr. Bill Millard and Dr. Susan Millard
  • Denise Neely and John Hackley
  • Jay and Dana Prince
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark D. Schauer
  • Teresa Schell
  • Thomas O. Schlueter
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Schreuder
  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Reslock
  • Scott Tanis
  • Jake and Kylee Theule
  • Sarah Willey

Purple Poppy Legacy Society

The Heritage Community Foundation established the Purple Poppy Legacy Society to recognize individuals and couples who have made provisions in their estate plans to provide a gift to Heritage Community Foundation.

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Phyllis DeRight
  • Hamilton Scharff

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo 2016 Employee Campaign

More than $10,000 was raised with gifts from employees. Most of these gifts will support the Heritage Legacy Fund, which helps keep our residents in their homes when their own funds are depleted.

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Ann Richards
  • Brenda Germay
  • Dana Eisinger
  • Elizabeth Bushouse
  • Jamie Bos
  • Jamie Taylor
  • Jay Prince
  • Jill Kinkema
  • June Dorner
  • Karla Stone
  • Katherine Levely
  • Kelley Fast
  • Kim Loftus
  • Lane Terrell
  • Mark Hudgins
  • Marycruz Ruano
  • Michael Kazeks
  • Myra Johnson
  • Patricia A. Garcia
  • Patty Rabb
  • Rachel Myers-Luke
  • Rachel Olmsted
  • Roxie Fletcher
  • Tammy Kelly
  • Traci Patnoude