Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community was founded upon the spirit of giving with a 1954 bequest from Anna Bartels, the widow of a Lutheran pastor.

Fall Appeal 2022:

Your support and generosity of Bartels mission is uplifting. Despite the challenges with the ongoing pandemic, you are making a difference in the lives of the residents at Bartels.  In 2021, your gifts resulted in:

  • The creation of a Hospice Family Room to offer privacy and place to stay close
  • Remodeled and updated Shower Rooms to create a more Spa-like experience
  • Many meals, treats and events in appreciation of the wonderful staff
  • Over 20 new trees planted for residents and their families to enjoy
  • A forever home with assistance of the Good Shepherd Fund for a few in assisted living
  • Continued support of worship services, Bible studies and one-on-one visits with Bartels full-time chaplain Mike Blair

Make a donation in 2022 to provide peace of mind through the Good Shepherd Fund, help us to purchase a Tovertafel to improve the quality of life of our residents with dementia, support our staff with appreciation events, continue to plant trees and create green spaces on campus and support the full-time chaplaincy program. Thank you for making an impact in the lives of our residents and supporting our community. Because of you, seniors benefit from Bartels’ non-profit mission: Enriching lives through quality services and Christian care.

Friends for Today

Bartels’ Annual Fund Campaign helps us meet the immediate funding needs of our creative therapy programs (horticulture, music and art therapy), our activities, chaplaincy, transportation programs, and some capital needs. Bartels is committed to providing the same level of care to all residents regardless of their financial ability. Our donors provide the generous charitable support that makes the difference, setting Bartels apart from other facilities that provide only basic care and senior housing.

  • The 1954 Society is comprised of individuals, families, businesses and organizations that contribute $250 or more annually so residents may continue to receive all of the benefits Bartels has to offer. You are invited to become a member of the 1954 Society at any level. Your gift may be contributed at one time, or spread over the course of a calendar year.
  • Anna Bartels Society donors make a difference by contributing $1000 or more annually to Bartels. In return, Anna Bartels Society members receive the satisfaction that their contribution has immediately gone to work in the lives of Bartels residents. You are invited to become an Anna Bartels Society member at any level. Your gift may be contributed at one time, or spread over the course of a calendar year.

Friends for The Future

The Friends for the Future is composed of individuals who have chosen to support Bartels through an endowment gift.  Planned gifts assure the future of our mission.  We are grateful for each gift, and know how important it is to our donors to respect their wishes and assure that every donation made will be used to support the needs of Bartels friends and neighbors. Direction for planned gifts may be considered for the following:

  • The Bartels Memorial Foundation:  Established in 1984, the endowment fund strengthens Bartels with funds to meet needs of today’s residents and to assure care for residents in the future.
  • The Bartels Chaplaincy Endowment Fund: Established in 1997, this fund supports Bartels’ Christian mission and commitment to serving the spiritual needs of its residents and assures the presence of full-time Chaplaincy services at Bartels in the future. A financial gift to the Chaplaincy Endowment, allows you leave a part of yourself, your values, and your Christian heritage to future generations.

Help us continue to meet our mission of enriching lives through quality services and Christian care.

Grateful Residents & Families Program

We invite you to make a donation in honor of the Bartels nurse, housekeeper, maintenance worker or other staff member who made a difference in your visit or stay.  When you share a gift in appreciation of an outstanding Bartels team member, they will be notified of the charitable gift made in their honor, recognized publicly and given a lapel pin to wear proudly.