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The Presbyterian Village Foundation

Presbyterian Village is a non-profit organization guided by a very important principle that sets us apart from most other retirement communities: we are resident-services driven, not profit driven. The Presbyterian Village Foundation seeks and accepts philanthropic gifts from individuals, families, corporations, and foundations to help fulfill the mission of Presbyterian Village.


Private gifts and grants to Presbyterian Village ensure that our standard of care is above the minimum of care required. Such gifts truly enhance the daily experience of all residents through robust services and activities, highly trained staff, facility improvements, and much more.


You can support the Presbyterian Village through monthly or annual gifts, planned gifts such as life insurance policies, charitable gift annuities, or bequests, or major gifts to our endowment or capital facilities funds.


For more detailed information on giving opportunities and how those gifts impact our residents, please contact Melissa Jenkins.


Your gifts make a difference!


June 1, 2018, Little Rock, Arkansas: Presbyterian Village has been selected to participate in the GIVE65 Event, which raises charitable donations for America’s seniors and senior care organizations. Presbyterian Village is the only non-profit organization from Arkansas participating in this national giving event hosted by the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.


During Give65, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will provide up to $5,000 in matching funds per participating organization like Presbyterian Village. “Our goal is to raise $15,000,” said Melissa Jenkins, Director of Development for Presbyterian Village. “But, we also have the chance to receive an additional $10,000 in financial rewards based upon the responses we receive from our supporters.” Donations to Presbyterian Village made during the Give65 online campaign will be used to provide a cash match for a grant-funded, wheelchair-accessible van. This new van will be used as part of the Village’s critical resident transportation program.


“Every gift will help seniors at the local level in communities across the country,” said Roger Baumgart, executive director of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. “We’re thrilled to partner with Presbyterian Village for the third-annual GIVE65 Event, and we are hopeful our partnership will ignite greater charitable giving in support of seniors who rely on the non-profit sector.”


The 65-hour GIVE65 event begins at 7 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 10 and concludes at midnight on July 12. This event is an initiative of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® and the nation’s first and only crowd-fundraising platform focused on helping nonprofit organizations across the country raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.


March 16, 2018, Little Rock, Arkansas: The Presbyterian Village Board of Directors has announced Chris Marsh as the organization’s new Executive Director. Marsh has served as Interim Director since August 2017. Previously, Marsh served as Chief Financial Officer of the Village.


“This is an exciting time for Presbyterian Village as we look forward to forthcoming major campus renovations this year. The Village Board is thrilled with all of Chris’ talents, experience and more than 20 years of dedicated service that she brings to the role,” said Board President, Laurie Ann Ross.


Chris Marsh was born and raised in Little Rock, and received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Presbyterian Village Completes Requirements
for Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant


$400,000 Grant Received is Largest Gift in Organization’s history

LITTLE ROCK, AR – January : Presbyterian Village has completed its fundraising to meet the requirements of the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant issued in January 2017.


The Village secured $643,593 to benefit its capital campaign, and it has received the $400,000 grant promised by the Mabee Foundation. This grant represents the largest philanthropic gift ever made to Presbyterian Village since its inception in 1965.


“Successfully completing this challenge grant has helped us to conclude our capital fundraising. We now have well over $2.125 million to dedicate to capital renovations, and we have already completed our Village Chapel project. This has truly been an incredible effort for our organization, and we are so grateful to all who have donated to help us implement these needed changes to our campus,” said Jim Hyden, Foundation board member.


Capital renovations have begun with completion of the new Rehabilitation Therapy gym and will continue into 2018. The Residential Care area of the campus will be the next focus, including renovation to individual rooms and the common areas. Renovation of the Village Lodge entrance exterior and interior will be another major project for 2018. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on January 30 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the new rehab gym and chapel.


Presbyterian Village is an Arkansas non-profit charitable organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is sponsored by eleven Presbyterian churches in the greater Little Rock metropolitan area. Presbyterian Village is proud to have provided 52 years of housing and services to the community.

Give65 2018

Vehicle Donations 2018

Director of Development


Melissa Jenkins, CFRE

Foundation Board of Directors


Ryan Holder

Jim Hyden

Chris Marsh

Cathy Murphy

Laurie Ann Ross

Tom Roy

David Stricklin