Make a gift — make a difference.

Cornwall Manor is a non-profit organization whose revenue comes from three sources – resident fees, endowment fund income and contributions. Since our founding in 1949, Cornwall Manor has benefited from the generosity of individuals who support our community’s mission of providing the highest quality housing and services for seniors and benevolent care for residents with limited or depleted resources.

Ways to Give

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Online Giving

You may make a secure online gift through PayPal and you may designate your gift for Benevolent Care, the Endowment Fund, the Clubhouse at The Woods, Gateway Library Honor Book Program or the Employee Scholarship Fund. You can also make your gift in honor of memory of someone. Click below to continue to a safe and secure online giving form.

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Founders Day

Founders Day annually recognizes our friends who support our ministry and commemorate our founding.


Giving Tuesday

Cornwall Manor will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023. #Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement held on the first Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was designed to have local impact and harnesses the collective power of partners to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take action to improve their communities and give to the charities and causes they believe in to help create a better world. Learn more about Giving Tuesday.


Tax Considerations

Consult your tax advisors and start early with tax planning to put yourself in the position to save as much as you can on your tax bill. Below you’ll find the information you need on a few important items, including:

  • Higher standard deductions
  • Exemptions from gift and estate tax
  • Tax brackets for ordinary income as well as qualified dividends and long-term capital gains

Let’s take a more comprehensive look at all of these tax issues to help you create a better tax plan for 2023.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from your IRA

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can make a tax-favored charitable gift to a nonprofit organization, like Cornwall Manor, from your traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) account.

Click here for more information on Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from your IRA and for a sample letter you can use to send to your IRA administrator to start the process.


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Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon, now there is another way that you can support Cornwall Manor. Just follow the simple instructions below the next time you are shopping on Amazon and you can support Cornwall Manor!

-Go to
-Log in with your Amazon username and password (if you aren’t automatically logged in already)
-Search “Cornwall Manor” to select us for your charity of choice or use this link
-Continue shopping on Amazon like you always do!

A portion of any eligible purchase will benefit Cornwall Manor each time you shop.



An outright gift can come in the form of cash or securities and can be used for:

  • the Endowment Fund for Benevolent Care, whereby the principal of the gift is invested and the income is used to provide assistance for residents with limited resources
  • for current benevolent support, where the gift is used for current needs
  • for capital items such as facilities, trees, books or equipment.

Gifts can be made online, by calling 717-675-1511 or by mailing the gift to the Cornwall Manor Advancement Office.

You may also choose to become a “GEM” (Give Every Month Donor) and make a recurring monthly gift.

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Gifts of stocks or bonds not only benefit Cornwall Manor, but may reduce or eliminate capital gains tax for the donor(s). If the securities that you wish to gift have decreased in value below their original cost, it may be better to sell the security and give the proceeds from the sale as your gift. We encourage donors to talk with their financial advisors regarding the best way to give stock.

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Naming a charitable organization such as Cornwall Manor as a beneficiary in a will is probably the most common, and for some individuals, the easiest, way to provide a gift. You can designate a specific gift amount or percentage of the estate, and also indicate how you wish your gift to be used by Cornwall Manor. If you want your gift to be used for the Endowment Fund for Benevolent Care, it is necessary to specifically state that in your will. If you wish your gift to be used for another purpose for Cornwall Manor’s general purposes, the language can simply say “for Cornwall Manor.”

Click here for Bequest Language


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A charitable gift annuity is a gift vehicle whereby a donor transfers cash or securities to a charitable organization and in return receives fixed payments (depending on the donor’s age) as well as a charitable deduction for a portion of the initial gift. In the Cornwall Manor Charitable Gift Annuity program, the minimum gift amount is $10,000 and can be used to support Benevolent Care or the Endowment Fund.

Please contact the Advancement Office to discover how a charitable gift annuity can provide you with stable income for life and help you meet your charitable goals.

Payment rates are established by the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA), a national organization that provides suggested payout rates for charitable organizations such as Cornwall Manor. To learn more about current rates, please visit:

Strategies for Generosity – Ways to Maximize Your Impact

Nikki Shingle (CPGA, CAP), Regional Director with Everence presented an information session in September 2022 about some recent tax law changes and market trends that provide new options for generosity! Watch the YouTube video to learn valuable insights for planning your giving for maximum impact. The information session includes:

  • Strategies for giving smarter when the financial markets are uncertain
  • Tools for giving that offer income to donors AND support for charities, such as Cornwall Manor
  • Charitable giving plans that bring joy to you and blessing to others

Choices for Giving

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  • Benevolent Care
  • Endowment Fund
  • Honor Book Program
  • Memorial or Tribute Gifts
  • Ralph L. Weik Memorial Scholarship Fund