Legacy Founders



The Fund has launched a special “Legacy Founders Initiative,” including levels of “Founder” at $50,000-$149,999; “Sustaining Founder” at $150,000- $499,999; “Grand Founder” at $500,000-$999,999; and Legacy Founder at $1,000,000 and up.

All Legacy Founders will enjoy our annual Founders Appreciation Dinner, recognition on the Legacy Founders Appreciation Board installed in the new Lotus Village, and inclusion in our website and other materials thanking them for their generosity and support. Sustaining Founders will have the option to have their name installed on our beautiful recognition plaque at the entrance of a Guest room. Grand Founders will have their name installed on our recognition plaque in one of our main community rooms or gathering places in the shelter. Legacy Founders will have the option to have one of three buildings (maternity building, resource center, and original building) named in honor of the founder and his or her loved ones.

For those who prefer, at the Sustaining Founder level and above, there are also naming opportunities associated with the many gardens, lotus pond, and sitting areas or to install a lovely garden bench in recognition of their gift if preferred as an alternative to the rooms and buildings. We can help select an appropriate memorial or legacy that achieves your goals, through structured gifts and/or estate planning, and provides appropriate recognition for your generosity.

Legacy Founders


Martin Z. Margulies & Foundation
Braman Family Charitable Foundation


The Universe, sponsor of the Intake Sanctuary


Beth and Jay Lotspeich
Ralph and Vivian Morera, sponsors of the Healing Hands Salon


The Wildflower Foundation Grant Challenge, sponsors of the Yoga and Meditation Room and Zen Garden


Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Julie Lotspeich
John and Jo Sumberg


Anita and Morris Broad
Angela Whitman Foundation
Michael and Chandra Rudd
Dr. Kathryn and David Villano


D. Jerry Sall and Family
Northern Trust
Richard B. Bermont and Anne M. Levy
Natalie Brod Strauss
Faith Xenos