Emilie’s Fund Ensures Ongo­ing Care

Smith Senior Liv­ing plays a vital role in the well-being of senior adults in south­west met­ro­pol­i­tan Chica­go. Our pri­ma­ry pur­pose is to enrich the lives of those we serve by cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment in which all indi­vid­u­als can live their best lives. As a not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion, we believe it’s our mis­sion to care for Res­i­dents of Smith Cross­ing and Smith Vil­lage who out­live their resources, so they can remain at the com­mu­ni­ty they love. We spend approx­i­mate­ly $2 mil­lion each year to assist these Res­i­dents, and the major­i­ty of the fund­ing comes from our endow­ment cou­pled with dona­tions and fundraisers.

The Ori­gins of Emilie’s Fund

Since 1924, Smith Senior Liv­ing has been the recip­i­ent of many gen­er­ous dona­tions, most notably from the estate of Emi­lie Smith, whose gift of $1.74 mil­lion in 1929 served as the cor­ner­stone for Emilie’s Fund, a pri­ma­ry source of finan­cial assis­tance for Res­i­dents at Smith Vil­lage and Smith Crossing.

Just as there are many rea­sons to give, there are many ways to give, includ­ing Endow­ment Gifts, Planned Giv­ing and Memo­r­i­al and Trib­ute Gifts. For more infor­ma­tion, please call Robert Navar­ro at 7734747443.

Wash­ing­ton and Jane Smith Home, which includes Smith Senior Liv­ing, Wash­ing­ton and Jane Smith Com­mu­ni­ty-Bev­er­ly, DBA Smith Vil­lage, and Wash­ing­ton and Jane Smith Com­mu­ni­ty-Orland Park, DBA Smith Cross­ing, is a not-for-prof­it, 501(c)(3) orga­ni­za­tion that exists to serve the res­i­den­tial and health­care needs of senior adults. All con­tri­bu­tions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.