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Give. Gather. Grow. Campaign successfully raises all funds for new fellowship center

Wanda Chatman, Laverne Groteweil, Stella & John Karl, Millie Bradley and Clarice Wion tour the new fellowship center with Jane Hull.

Farmington Presbyterian Manor recently announced the final results of its Give. Gather. Grow. Campaign during which 119 donors contributed more than $1.25 million to build the Hull Family Fellowship Center.

From individual giving of $1.175M to $79,000 received from corporations, foundations and churches, every gift contributed to the campaign’s success.

Glenda Corless points to her family's names on the donor sign. Her children gave in honor of Glenda and her husband Warren, who passed away last year.

Employees at Farmington Presbyterian Manor pledged $25,000 to enhance the lives of the residents they serve. Contributions were pledged by employees from CNAs to dining services and from environmental services to management who believed so passionately in the project.

“The outpouring of support from the Farmington community, from grateful family members, staff and people who care about seniors was inspiring. We knew this project held a special place in people’s hearts,” said Jane Hull, executive director.

The features of the new 3,500 square-foot Fellowship Center include a covered patio with patio furniture, indoor tables and seating for 80 people, audio/visual equipment, public address system, kitchen area and added parking. The new space will provide space for weekly worship services, anniversary parties, regular activities and exercise classes, and access to the outdoors where residents can reconnect with nature and enjoy the healing and therapeutic effects of fresh air and sunshine.

“When my wife and I first heard about the new fellowship center to be built, we were ecstatic at the thought! With the completion of the addition to the Farmington [Presbyterian] Manor, it means that families will be able to come and meet with their loved ones and do so in greater numbers than ever previously possible. Birthday parties, anniversaries, and family reunions can now be held in the new center [when group gatherings are allowed again]. Activities for large groups of residents will be able to take place. We feel that the Manor is now complete!” said David Corless, donor and son of resident Glenda Corless.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a large impact on the Manor, the completion of the project is a ray of light for the residents.

“This accomplishment is shared by the entire Farmington Community and we can’t wait for the appropriate time to open the doors and welcome them in,” said Nancy Sullivan, Campaign Committee Co-Chair.

The Hull Family Fellowship Center is named for Jane Hull, executive director, who has served the campus for 40 years. Gravity Works Architecture provided the design and Brockmiller Construction was the general contractor for the project.

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