Hearts for Our Homes Fundraiser

Hearts for Our Homes Raises Upward of $143,000

Bethesda’s spring fundraising campaign, Hearts for Our Homes, raises nearly $143,000 from generous residents, families and friends. This fundraising initiative is a labor of love for many communities, especially Bethesda Terrace, who alone raised more than $20,000.  Led by employee ambassadors Marie Bartels and Debbie Gould, who were determined to take home the bragging rights for the traveling trophy for their community, an award given to the Bethesda community who has the best fundraising results.

The capstone event for Hearts for Our Homes is its annual Trivia Night held this year at Bethesda Dilworth on June 7. The winner of this year’s Trivia is a table of Friends of Village North.  Hawthorne Place received the honors of having the Best Decorated Table and Bethesda Orchard was  recognized at Trivia as having the Most Delicious Food, a competition anyone would love to judge.  Along with mind boggling Trivia, guests enjoyed a silent auction of more than 50 baskets, lots of food and drink, and fun and games.

Residents and Staff Having Fun Raising Funds

About Hearts for Our Homes

Hearts for Our Homes is our annual spring fundraising campaign when Bethesda communities organize a number of fun-filled activities to encourage everyone’s participation. Proceeds from the campaign allow Bethesda to serve senior residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

The success of our Hearts for Our Homes campaign is a testament to the true commitment and passion our donors have for Bethesda seniors. Bethesda’s Foundation provided more than $14.6 million in long-term charity care and senior living financial assistance. Each year, the need to help an aging generation grows. Treasured generations of loved ones hope to count on your support with a gift that feels comfortable to you. Every gift is powerful, because it demonstrates a shared commitment to quality and compassion. No senior should worry about having to leave his or her home as the years go by. Your generosity can relieve a senior of this worry; help Bethesda deliver on assisting financially when seniors need it.

Meet the Ambassadors


  • Jerry Ahillen, Bethesda Barclay House
  • Nikki Aubuchon, Village North
  • Marie Bartels, Bethesda Terrace
  • Jonathan Brown, Bethesda Meadow
  • Tara Burrow, Hawthorne Place
  • Patty Clay, Barnes-Jewish Extended Care
  • Mary Cody-Hill, Bethesda Gardens
  • Darlene Croft, Eunice Smith Home
  • Julie Darnold-Atkins, BHG Foundation
  • Bobbie Daubman, Eunice Smith Home
  • Linda Ehrhard, Village North
  • Jeanette Estopara, Bethesda Orchard
  • Peggy Frederich, Bethesda Southgate
  • Casey Gerhard, Corporate Offices
  • Debbie Gould, Bethesda Terrace
  • Karen Hanske, Corporate Offices
  • Barbara Jackson, Bethesda Barclay House
  • Kristyn Koehler, Bethesda Gardens
  • Danielle Kozemczak, Bethesda Dilworth
  • Marcella Kuhn, Corporate Offices
  • Todd Meury, Bethesda Orchard
  • Brittany Minnich, Barnes-Jewish Extended Care
  • Pam Moore, BHG Foundation
  • Kathy Pongracz, Bethesda Southgate
  • Jen Popp, Eunice Smith Home
  • Mariah Saldana, Barnes-Jewish Extended Care
  • Taylor Schweitzer, Bethesda Southgate
  • Rhonda Valentine, Bethesda Southgate




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