Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation bridges the financial gap for low-income seniors in need of proper housing and care. We support financially by helping low-income seniors with housing, home care and emergent needs. We are a 501 (3)(c) non-profit and rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and grant makers to fund our mission.
We couldn’t do this without your help. Your tax-deductible donation will directly impact a low-income senior at risk and ensure they can live out their years with dignity and grace. There are many ways to give and options for you to support our mission.
To connect with our mission or find out more on how to help, please contact us at:
Ways to Give
Cash/Credit Card Donations
Gifts made by cash, check or credit card and gifts-in-kind provide Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation with the support necessary to carry out our mission. These gifts can be used immediately to help a senior at risk.
Gifts of Gratitude
Gifts of gratitude provide a grateful client the opportunity to support a senior in need. Due to lack of financial resources, many seniors stay in their home too long and put themselves at risk of injury.
Our founder, Wendy Jones, has helped place many seniors in safe communities so that they can live out their years with dignity and grace. Wendy discovered that many low-income seniors do not have the financial resources for assisted living or memory care. She started Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation to help bridge the financial gap for low-income seniors in need of proper housing and care. With your hep, we can provide the financial resources for many seniors in need.
Areas of funding need:
Emergent Need – Many seniors need help for only one month due to some form of emergency. Emergent needs can run from $300 to $3,500 and may include replacing their clothing, household goods, or paying 1 month respite care in the home or community.
Monthly Scholarships – Some seniors are no longer able to live independently and fall short of financial resources for assisted living or memory care. After filling out an application, seniors who qualify can receive monthly financial assistance sent directly to the community, so they can live in a safe environment.
Monthly Senior Scholarships – $400
Investment of 1 Year Senior Scholarship: $4,000
Investment of 2 Years Senior Scholarship: $9,600
Homecare of Transportation – Seniors often need assistance for a short time with homecare of transportation to and from their follow-up appointments with a physician.
Cost of Homecare: $300 per week average
Cost of Medical Transport: $175 roundtrip
Donate now to help a senior in need
There are several ways interested donors can make contributions to the Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation. Gifts of cash, securities, real estate and planned gifts are wonderful ways that you can support a senior in need. Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, relies solely on the generosity of donors to carry out their mission.
A gift in memory/honor of a loved one, friend, or associate can be the most appropriate way to express a lasting tribute. Honoring a milestone in someone’s life, for instance, a birthday or anniversary, is also an ideal way to give a special gift.
A Planned gift is a lasting investment to help a low-income senior in need of proper housing and care. Reach out to us if you are interested in learning about the many forms of legacy giving to benefit the foundation.
Guiding Angel Program
The Guiding Angel Program provides a philanthropic opportunity for grateful patients of their families to recognize a special person or staff member of Next Steps 4 Seniors, who walked alongside a loved one and helped during this time of transitional care. A donation in their honor is a great way to acknowledge the caring and compassion of our team.
Honor & Memorial Gifts
Honor and Memorial Gifts are thoughtful ways to mark a special occasion or honor the life or memory of a relative or friend. To make an honor or memorial gift, send your contribution and acknowledgment information (for notification purposes) to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation.
Consider an Honor or Memorial Gift to celebrate or recognize an indivisual’s or group’s important milestone or event:
- Births and Birthdays
- Weddings and Anniversaries
- Graduations and Retirements
- Mother’s or Father’s Day
- Illness (Get Well)
- Times of Sympathy
- Times of Appreciation (Thank you)
- Christmas Gifts for someone that already has everything they need
Your gift will be immediately acknowledged with a letter sent to the honored person or group or the family member of a deceased. A personal message on the letter will let them know that a thoughtful donation was made in their name or the name of a loved one.
Make an honor or memorial gift today!
Corporate Sponsors & Community Partners
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation! We offer dynamic partnership opportunities, which include volunteer experiences and event sponsorships. Corporate involvement is essential and allows Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation to continue our mission of helping seniors where and when they need it.
Sponsoring an event
Event sponsorships provide companies with an opportunity to align with Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation’s mission and enhance reputation through high-visibility recognition. We offer an opportunity to participate in our premier fundraising events, which bring together some of the communities most influential network of medical leaders. These events offer a unique event experience and a variety of exclusive sponsorship opportunities.
Click here for our most current events to sponsor
Employer Matching Programs
Matching employee contributions are an increasingly popular way to demonstrate support of your staff and the community, while encouraging employees to contribute to charitable organizations. When an employee makes a donation, the company’s matching gift can double the impact of the contribution. Check to see if your company offers a matching gift.
Corporate Giving Highlights
We are so grateful for our community partners and corporate sponsors!
Gift Planning/Estate Giving
A Bequest in a Will or Trust stipulates that an amount or a percentage of your estate will be given to the Alliance after your lifetime. Your bequest can be designated to a specific program or it can be unrestricted and used where needed most.
Life-income Gifts provide income to a donor and/or another individual age 60 or older. At the end of the beneficiary’s lifetime, the remainder is given to the Alliance.
A Gift of Retirement Fund Assets is a specific use of funds that would be heavily taxed if given to an individual—up to 85 percent. After your lifetime, the remainder of your retirement fund can be assigned to the Alliance as a designated or unrestricted gift.
A Gift of Life Insurance from a past policy no longer needed because of the death of the original beneficiary or a newly created policy can benefit the Alliance in many ways.
Charitable Lead Trusts provide income to the Alliance over a set number of years and then transfer assets to children or other individual(s) named by the donor. This plan enables heirs to receive assets while minimizing taxes.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares, that have increased in value are another way of giving to the Alliance. The donor receives an itemized income tax deduction for the full current value and also avoids tax on the increase in value. For information on how to manage a stock transfer, contact the Alliance and we will provide transfer details.
Planned/Estate Gift Letter of Intent
Letter of Intent Printable PDF
For More information about supporting the Alliance, please contact Cheryl Clark at:
Note: Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, its officers or employees, do not engage in rendering legal or tax advice. Prospective donors should consult legal counsel and financial advisors to best serve their individual needs.
Friends Raising Funds Program / 3rd Party Events
Our Friends Raising Funds program is dedicated to individuals, community organizations and businesses that seek ways to get involved. From golf outings and 5K’s to bake sales and private dinners, hosting your own event offers a great opportunity to support Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation and get creative.
For more information on how to give to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation through hosting your own event, please contact:
Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile
Kroger Community Rewards
Did you know you can support Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation every time you shop and use your Plus Card!
Click here for easy instructions to get started!
Kroger Community Rewards Instructions
AmazonSmile is a way for you to support Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation every time you shop with Amazon. Amazon Smile will donate .5% of eligible purchases back to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation.
Shoppers who start at www.smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation.
Click here for easy instructions to get started!
Thank you for participating in Kroger Rewards and Amazon Smile to benefit
Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation
Every dollar counts!
Marye E Miller Endowment
MARYE WITH AN E Endowment
Bridging the hidden gap in senior care.
No one likes surprises, but that’s what too many of our seniors are experiencing when seeking quality and safe living environments, especially later in life.
Wealthy individuals have options and Medicaid provides for those with lower incomes. But those in the middle often find a hidden and unexpected funding gap for senior care. They have earned too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford the rising cost of a safe living environment.
The MARYE with and E Endowment bridges the gap, providing compassionate care by helping with housing expenses and adult daily living activities, like medication management, showering, and toileting.
Our seniors have worked hard. They’ve served our country and our communities. They’ve raised families and provided for their own parents. They’ve been best friends and committed partners.
The MARYE with and E Endowment now provides a unique opportunity for us to support them.
The MARYE with and E Endowment.
Making Accessibility Real. Yes, for Everyone.
Marye Miller was the founder of the nationally recognized Older Person’s Commission (OPC) in Rochester, MI, and she devoted her life to helping seniors thrive.
Now it’s our turn.
Marye Miller, together with her family, are raising funds to grow the MARYE with and E Endowment and help support seniors that fall outside of government programs, but still make too little to fund assistance as they age and need help with care.
So support their efforts, please consider joining in on one of these fundraising events for the MARYE with and E Endowment.
For information on these events, or sponsor opportunities, contact:
Springtime in Paris
May 18, 2023
1480 W Romeo Rd, Leonard, MI 48367
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Parisian experience. Wander through the colorful gardens of the Buhl Estate, enjoy the electric sound of “Nuclassica” strolling violinist, and endulge in a lavish charcuterie board. Create your own French bouquet and experience live art by Nicole Camilleri. All followed by a French inspired plated dinner with a premium open bar and a French inspired cocktail. The rand finale includes a macaron demonstration by pastry chef Jenn and an evening you won’t forget.
Click here to register today:
Community Pancake Breakfast
May 21, 2023
Suggested donation: $5 children (under 5), $10 adults (kids ages 5-12, seniors 65+), $15 Adults
Rochester Fire Station
277 E 2nd St, Rochester, MI 48307
Join us on May 21st for a pancake breakfast at the Rochester Fire Department to raise money for the Marye E Miller Endowment!
Click here for registration or more information:
Take Me Out to the Ball Game:
June 4, 2023
Door Open at 12:00 pm
Game Starts at 1:05 pm
Jimmy John’s Field
7001 Auburn Rd., Utica, MI 48317
Click here for registration or more information:
If you would like to send a check, please make the check payable to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation with a noting Marye with an E Endowment in the memo line
Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation
455 S. Livernois. Ste. B-21
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
If you are not able to attend any of these events, but would like to donate to the Marye with an e endowment fund:
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Our phones are answered 24/7 to assist your needs immediately.