Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Mennonite Memorial Home • Maple Crest • Willow Ridge
Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services • Hilty Home

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James and Frieda Basinger Planned Giving with Mennonite Home Communities in mindFor three years, MHCO received a gift of $1,000 at Christmas-time from Frieda Basinger with the instruction, "Make the elders' lives brighter!" When Frieda died in 2009, we learned that we were the recipients of one-half of her and her late husband, James', estate. Today, Frieda House, one of two Green House Homes  honors her spirit of generosity and commitment to the Bluffton Community.

Frieda's example of generosity, charity and intentional planning will continue to make elders' lives brighter for many years to come. Your planned gift, whether an annual commitment of $100, an annuity, or naming MHCO as a recipient of a portion of your estate, also has a lasting impact on our elders. Examples of "Planned Gifts" include:

  • Will/Estate Gift: Name MHCO as a beneficiary of a portion of your estate.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity: This provides life income for yourself while providing an immediate tax benefit and a gift to MHCO in the future.
  • Appreciated Assets: MHCO is able to receive gifts of appreciated stock, property or other securities which also have tax benefits for the donor.
  • IRA Distributions: The donation of required distributions from an IRA is a win-win for donor and MHCO.
  • Corporate Matching Gifts: Some businesses match employee gifts. Check with your employer.

View our Annual Report, Donor Bill of Rights, and know our  Donor Privacy Policy.

As a 501 © 3 organization, all contributions to MHCO are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS. To learn more about how your planned gift can support our commitment to serving elders and children, please contact Chris Moser, Director of Resource Development and Church Relations at 419.358.1015, ext. 263  or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Make a gift now  to support the elders at Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest, Willow Ridge or Hilty Home. Checks may be written to MHCO and mailed to MHCO, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH 45817.

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Mennonite Memorial Home Earns 5 Star Rating

Mennonite Memorial Home has been awarded an overall 5-STAR QUALITY RATING! What's the best news? They join Hilty Home and Willow Ridge who also received 5-STAR RATINGS! These recognitions come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Congratulations to all of MHCO's nursing communities - and thank you to the hard working and dedicated staff that makes these achievements possible!

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