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Giving


As noted with our tagline “Grow With Us,” Barclay Friends is dedicated to helping nurture residents so that they feel supported, fulfilled, and productive. By giving to Barclay Friends, you help fulfill our mission to maintain the highest possible quality of life for all those who need our special care now and in the future.

Barclay Friends truly is the best home away from home for Mom.

The D’Agostino Family

Caring Fund


With the Caring Fund, Barclay Friends has never asked a resident to leave because he or she exhausted their finances due to health care costs. The Caring Fund gives residents and family members peace of mind knowing that they will not be asked to leave if they run out of financial resources. About 30 percent of residents in skilled nursing care receive Medical Assistance or Medicaid, which does not fully cover the actual cost of care for these residents. Barclay Friends absorbs about $2 million annually in unreimbursed care.

Emergency Fund


We are working to keep residents and staff safe during this challenging time. The cost of personal protective equipment to keep residents safe is significant. A gift to the COVID Emergency Fund will have an immediate impact on our response efforts. Thank you.

Spirit of Renewal


The Spirit of Renewal capital campaign will enhance Barclay Friends’ ability to provide quality care for older adults in a new state-of-the-art residential, personal care, and memory care building. Our goal is to raise $1.5 million. 

When construction is complete, Preston will help meet a growing need in the West Chester area and will allow Barclay Friends to provide a continuum of care for older adults in need of support.

The total budget for Preston is approximately $24 million. The cost to build Preston reflects the larger spaces for resident use, the additional capacity in the memory care neighborhood, and the choice of state-of-the-art safety systems and building materials. Insurance proceeds cover approximately $9 million, and $13.5 million has been financed.   


If you have questions or would like more information about giving options, staff at the Development Department would be pleased to help you. Give us a call or send an e-mail.

Lee Ann Sullivan, Development Director at lsullivan@bf.kendal.org or 610-696-5211, x 433

Amanda Reynolds, Development Coordinator at areynolds@bf.kendal.org or x429.