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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.

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Foundation's Annual Gala

The 1980s themed Heritage Community Foundation Gala will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Cityscapes located in downtown Kalamazoo. Cityscapes is located at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall in the Kalamazoo City Center upstairs from The Union Cabaret and Grille. Heritage Community of Kalamazoo will host the Gala to celebrate the organization’s expansion during the 1980s in order to provide homes to older adults with low incomes and expand medical services. The evening will include a four course dinner, program with the Purple Poppy Award presentation to Ann Richards, RN. 

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2018 Purple Poppy Award Recipient

Ann Richards, RN will be presented the 4th Annual Purple Poppy Award from Heritage Community of Kalamazoo at their 80s themed Gala on April 12, 2018. Reservations are open until April 5 and may be made by calling (269)488.2563 or emailing lhemmerlein@heritagecommunity.com 

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Ann Richards

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 (2)
  • Arcadia Investment Management Corporation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rex L. Bell
  • Canney's Water Conditioning, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Chase
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mason Coleman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael O' Connor
  • Dr. Joseph A. D' Ambrosio and Mrs. Elizabeth Eckhardt
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gary Druskovich
  • Ms. Susan Eckhardt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill English
  • Mr. James Escamilla and Mrs. Brenda Longman
  • Pat and Bob Fuehr
  • The Herbel Family
  • Michael and Heather Isch
  • Integrated Smart Technologies
  • John and Mildred Karnemaat Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Zafar Khaja
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Knox
  • KSS Enterprises
  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lawrence
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lueth
  • Kim and Peter R. Loftus
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean MacVicar
  • Mrs. Betty Mason
  • Mr. William B. Millard and Dr. Susan L. Millard
  • Dr. and Mrs. W.M. Moseley 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Prince
  • Professional Medical, Inc.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark D. Schauer
  • Scott and Michelle Taylor
  • Mrs. Mary Little Tyler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schau
  • Venture Advisory Group
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Waldecker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joshua T. Weidner
  • Ms. Sarah Willey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wills

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 2017 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.

  • Jamie Bos
  • Nancy Bush
  • Patty Bushong
  • Liz Bushouse
  • June Doner
  • Kristen Earl
  • Dana Eisinger
  • Roxie Fletcher
  • Pat Garcia
  • Mia Gonzalez
  • Robin Havercamp
  • Lindsey Hemmerlein
  • Mark Hudgins
  • Myra Johnson
  • Michael Kazeks
  • Kelley Kucharczyk
  • Kathy Levely
  • Kim Loftus
  • Rachel Myers Luke
  • Jo Markwart
  • Gwen Morgan
  • Traci Patnoude
  • Jay Prince
  • Rachel Olmsted
  • Patty Rabb
  • Ann Richards
  • Michelle Taylor
  • Lane Terrell 
  • Jessica Vergauwen