Sherrill House launches Endow the Difference campaign

On November 18th, at the EMC Club at Fenway Park, Sherrill House launched its Endow the Difference campaign.  Endow the Difference is the first capital fundraising campaign in the 100+ year history of Sherrill House.  It will create permanent sources of funding to sustain Sherrill House excellence in the following areas:

- Music Therapy that stimulates creativity and community

- Volunteerism that offers emotional support and friendship

- Chaplaincy that assists spiritual development 

- Restorative Therapy that maintains freedom of movement

- Community and congregational outreach that provides guidance on responding to the challenges and opportunities of aging. 

Endow the Difference seeks to raise $4.5 million toward an ultimate goal of building $7.5 million in permanent endowment for these quality of life programs. To date, Sherrill House board members and friends have committed $3.6 million to the Endow the Difference goal.

Reverend Tom Kennedy, chairman of the Sherrill House Board of Trustees and co-chair of the Endow the Difference Campaign, said, “All of these programs are central to the Sherrill House Standard of Excellence and the lives of those we serve. But because they are not funded by insurers, these programs depend upon philanthropy from those who share the Sherrill House commitment to providing outstanding care and quality of life support to elders.”

The launch event featured presentations by Red Sox President Samuel H. Kennedy; Joseph B. Martin PhD, MD, Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University, Sherrill House CEO Patrick Stapleton; Martin A. Samuels MD, Chairman, Department of Neurology Brigham & Women’s Hospital; and Barbara N. Grossman, a Sherrill House friend and donor.

To learn more about the campaign please call Melissa Muccioli, Director of Development at 617.735.1797 or email mmuccioli@sherrillhouse.org.