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Giving Opportunities

A short list of ways to support our programs and mission helping patients and residents achieve their highest level of independence and best outcomes.

Oberly-Allen Nursing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship program connects donors with Good Shepherd nursing associates by providing tuition reimbursement for those advancing their education and training. Associates who benefit from this scholarship are typically those advancing in the earlier stages of their education and includes nursing assistants, CNAs, and nurses (RN) working toward their BSN (bachelors of nursing). In 2020, 19 nursing associates will receive more than $43,000. Over the past seven years scholarships have been awarded to 84 associates.

Donor Opportunity: Scholarships ranging from $550 to more than $8,000 are currently established by benefactors.  Gifts of any size will grow the endowment providing scholarships in perpetuity. A gift of $20,000 or more establishes a new named fund. 

Assistive Technology

Good Shepherd is a national leader in the use of assistive technology (AT) helping children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges gain or regain their maximum ability to walk, speak, access computers, and whenever possible, return home. Those who benefit are inpatients, outpatients and Good Shepherd’s long-term care residents. AT ranges from simple picture or letter boards to highly sophisticated technology such as the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton and the Trexo Plus, wearable technology that allows adults and children with lower extremity weakness walk.

Donor Opportunity:  Gifts of any size are needed for a wide range of technology including switch-activated toys, iPads and computers with applications for education, work or communication, adaptive driving evaluation and training, environmental controls, and much more. 

Endowed Therapy Scholarship

This endowed scholarship provides tuition reimbursement for Good Shepherd’s therapy staff. Disciplines include physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapy.  Applicants can use funds for continuing education opportunities from the classroom to attending conferences. In prior years, therapists have used funds to study women’s health issues, achieve a doctorate in physical therapy and accreditation in VitalStim therapy, and become a certified orofacial mycologist, an area of expertise that provides therapy for oral and facial muscle disorders.

Donor Opportunity: Five scholarships of $750 each are currently established by benefactors.  Gifts of any size will grow the endowment providing scholarships in perpetuity.  A gift of $20,000 or more establishes a new named fund.

To discuss these giving opportunities contact Gregory Wilson, CAP®, [email protected] or 610-778-1033 or Kimberly Stolarik at [email protected] or (610) 776-8343.