THE CARL E. THOMAS ENDOWMENT FUND

A ministry like Samaritas needs sustained support to carry out its mission.

The Samaritas Foundation was established to assure ongoing funding for Samaritas programs through endowment. When a donor’s gift goes into the endowment, the earnings are used but the principal remains intact, continuing to earn interest. Gifts to the endowment are perpetual, and continue to support the Samaritas mission year after year.

Carl E. Thomas, the president/CEO from 1973 to 1999, steered the organization through tremendous growth. As a tribute, the board established the Carl E. Thomas Endowment Fund, which is managed today by the Samaritas Foundation. Earnings from the Carl E. Thomas Endowment Fund support Samaritas programs across the state. Other Samaritas Foundation Endowment funds include: Wilsterman Fund, Gregersen Fund, Nussdorfer Fund, Holle Fund and Meints Funds.

Gifts may be made directly to the fund, or you may choose to name the Samaritas Foundation in your will, trust or as an insurance benficiary. To learn how you can create a legacy, please call the Samaritas Development Department at (313) 308-8860.

Board of Directors

Board Chairman

Dale Gerard

Vice-Chairperson

David Morin

Secretary

Michelle Gaggini

Treasurer

Dan Carter

Directors

Andrew Blum
Ada
Randy Asmus
Okemos
Rev. Canon Dr. William Danaher
Bloomfield Hills
Sarah Prues Hecker
Grosse Pointe
Mary Anne Jones
Grand Rapids
Michael Kneale
Birmingham
The Rev. Donald P. Kreiss, Bishop
Southeast Michigan Synod, ELCA
Jason Paulateer
Bloomfield Hills
Matt Pedersen
Birmingham
Brett VanderKamp
Holland

foundation trustees

Tracy Teich, Chair
David Wohleen, Vice Chair
Bonnie Reyes, Secretary
Mark Odland, Treasurer
Rev. Rosanne Anderson
Ellen Batkie
Sheilda Braddock
Rev. Terry Daly
Lloyd Fell
Rev. Gerald M. Ferguson
Rev. Fred Fritz
Jack Greiner
Rev. Rod Hill
Rev. Erick Johnson
Kent Johnson
Rev. William Lindholm
David Lochner
John Mayes
John McLaughlin
Rev. William Moldwin
Linda Morin
Rev. Dr. Colleen Nieman
Michael Nussdorfer
Judy Pifferello
Tom Post
Jean Schluckebier
Rev. Dr. Tom Seppo
Harold Sollenberger
Pat Thomas
Judy Zehnder-Keller
Sam Beals, ex-officio

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Oct
20

Arts and Crafts Fair

Join us for our annual Art’s and Craft Fair! We have over 40 vendors selling jewelry, knitted, quilted, fleece and crocheted items, seasonal decor including wreaths and decorations, paper goods including greeting cards, books, purses and MORE! Raffles will be...
Oct
21

Detroit Free Press & Chemical Bank Marathon

We invite you to come Rock and Cheer with us at Samaritas on race day for our Team Ripple Effects runners next Sunday, October 21 in the Detroit Free Press/ Chemical Bank Marathon! Don’t forget to wear purple and meet us at our Detroit Headquarters at 9:00am, 8131 E. Jefferson, for music...
Oct
21

Grand Rapids Marathon

We invite you to come cheer with us for our Team Ripple Effects runners Sunday, October 21, in the Grand Rapids Marathon! Meet us at New Holland Brewing’s the Knickerbocker at 7:30am for some hot cider and donuts, happy hour pricing on drinks and food and a post-race celebration...
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