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Pinecrest Receives New $10K Grant

For Immediate Release Mt. Morris, IL -- (April 2, 2013) – Pinecrest Community is proud to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

The grant will be used for its "Pinecrest Pathways: Beds" program, to purchase a portion of the nearly 100 new beds Pinecrest needs for its nursing home to further fulfill its mission, according to Diana Roemer, Pinecrest Community's director of advancement and marketing. This is the second grant for the Pathways program approved by the Community Foundation's Board of Trustees.

"We are thrilled that the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois recognizes the dedication of Pinecrest to promote the physical and emotional health, dignity, and well-being of area residents who live or will live at Pinecrest Manor, as well as their families and Pinecrest staff who care for them," Pinecrest Chief Executive Officer Ferol Labash said.

The Pinecrest Pathways program directly addresses the heart of Pinecrest Community's overall mission. Replacing all the community's old beds is a key component of the program, launched in the summer of 2012. The Pathways program also includes addressing the physical, occupational and speech therapy aspects of residents' health, but right now, replacing the old beds is a major priority of the program.

Pinecrest Community, its Board of Directors, volunteers, associates and staff are grateful to the Community Foundation for its trust and generosity, said the president of Pinecrest's Board of Directors, Mr. Richard Noser, of Byron.

"This grant is a gratifying acknowledgement that our mission in the community is viable and alive. The entire community of Pinecrest, which is home to hundreds in Northern Illinois, is ecstatic that the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has endorsed the mission and ministry of Pinecrest for the elderly with this gift," Noser said..

The Pathways Mission is bolstered by individual donations to the charitable mission, which kicked off the fundraising. Pinecrest's Advancement Department decided to seek additional funding opportunities which included writing grant proposals and seeking partnerships with foundations.
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About the Community Foundation The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is the area's largest provider of grants and scholarships. Celebrating 60 years of philanthropy, the Foundation's mission is to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of the people of Northern Illinois.

More about Pinecrest For nearly 120 years, Pinecrest Community has cared for the elderly and needy. Established in 1893 in Mt. Morris, Pinecrest continues its legacy of excellence today in caring for the elderly, but also offers a variety of independent living options and award-winning physical therapy treatment. Pinecrest Community offers a legacy of excellence and a century of trust.

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