Juliette Peak Fowler had a servant’s heart. More than 130 years ago, she dreamed of a home for widows and orphans and through her own bequest, Juliette Fowler Communities was born. While times have changed, her example of generosity endures. Her heart – our heart – is evidenced today through the One Heart Fund.
When you give to Fowler’s One Heart Fund, you transform the lives of vulnerable children, youth and aging adults and provide for their greatest needs such as:
• A safe and loving home with nutritious food
• High quality health services and innovative dementia care
• Life enrichment, social engagement and wellness programming
• Supportive spiritual life and chaplaincy program
Each year, Fowler provides more than $1 million in benevolent care and services which represents 7% of our operating budget. Currently, 60% of our donations supports older adults and 40% supports our youth programs.
Our benevolence for children and youth includes a foster care program, adoption services, transitional living for homeless young women, and a youth support center for boys and girls ages 12-24 escaping and healing from human trafficking. These programs depend 100% on donations.
Our benevolence for our older adults includes meals for food insecure seniors who average less than $13,000/year income and healthcare services for seniors who depend on financial subsidies such as Medicaid.
The One Heart Fund also supports our thriving spiritual life program, daily life enrichment and wellness programs, and our exceptional dementia care which has been designated as an I’m Still Here Center of Excellence in Dementia Care. Every resident at Fowler benefits from the One Heart Fund.
Each year, our Board of Directors commits to our strategy to increase our annual benevolent support through our annual fundraising efforts. Our needs exceed our current funding. We remain steadfast in our commitment to grow our One Heart Fund to meet these growing annual needs, and we can’t do that without your support.
Juliette Fowler dreamed of a community of care for widows and orphaned children. We invite you to continue that legacy of generosity and compassion by giving to the One Heart Fund. Together, we can love people and make a difference at Fowler.
To learn more about the One Heart Fund, call 214-515-1336 or donate online now.