Josephine has been an ever growing, ever changing, successful ministry serving thousands of individuals and families over the past 103 years. We have done so by maintaining a focus on our reason for being, our mission, our vision, and our values.
Supporting our residents, children and our community is a large part of our non-profit organization. We believe everyone has the power to make a difference when we lend a heart or a hand to support one another.
We are committed to the following Code of Ethical Principles and Practices:
- Seek to serve Christ faithfully and hold His name as supreme.
- Work for the best interest of the donor.
- Strive to model and promote the concept of Christian stewardship among donors.
- Portray accurately the institutional mission in all communications.
- Maintain confidentiality in handling donor and prospective donor records.
- Offer public recognition and appreciation for a gift only after donor permission has been granted.
- Ensure accurate use of designated gifts, optimal management of all solicited funds, and truthful reporting.
- Comply with all federal, state, and/or municipal laws.
- Deal charitably, fairly, and honestly with other professionals and organizations.
- Maintain and encourage high levels of professional competence and accurately present professional qualifications and experiences to prospective donors and employers.
- Be compensated by a salary or contractual fee agreement, not by fees based on a percentage of charitable gifts secured.
- Avoid or otherwise disclose all potential conflicts of interest.
Your help is needed
Josephine Endowment Fund
This fund enables Josephine to plan for future needs. The principal of any contribution to the Endowment Fund is invested and only the interest and earnings income is used to support resident needs, capital improvements and special programs as identified by the Board of Directors.
Good Samaritan Fund
The biblical story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:27-36) describes a man from Samaria helping a man who has been beaten and is destitute. The Samaritan treats the man’s wounds and then pays for his shelter while he heals.
The Good Samaritan Fund at Josephine echoes this parable today by providing compassionate support for our residents who cannot afford to pay for personal needs. The donated funds are used for basic needs much like those provided in the parable, such as eyeglasses, clothing and haircuts. Additionally, these gifts support fun and meaningful activities including outings and events for residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own.
It’s an enormously valuable fund, helping our residents with opportunities to experience events outside of the Josephine building, as well as help them meet every day needs when personal finances are tight. The Good Sam Fund was established decades ago, and continues to this day with generous donations from our staff and the greater community.
Esther Sande was a registered nurse who devoted many years of service at Josephine, and she was also a great believer in education. In Esther’s memory a scholarship fund was started in 1967 to assist staff to pursue education in the field of nursing. In 1991 the fund was expanded to include educational pursuits in any field related to employment at Josephine.
The gift of education is one that keeps on giving. Not only do our staff members grow and learn, but our residents and children are the beneficiaries of their new talents and skills.
You can make a difference in the lives of our staff, residents and children. Your donation to the Josephine Scholarship Fund will change the lives of many people.
How To Give
Josephine welcomes gifts of all types, including the following:
- Non-cash gifts (in-kind donations)
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
- Memorials are a personal remembrance honoring the life of a family member, friend or colleague with a gift of love. Memorial gifts are a thoughtful and practical way to remember a love one and ensure that current and future Josephine residents receive high quality care.
- Tributes are gifts that honor special individuals on special occasions. You may also choose to honor a staff member who has been particularly outstanding in caring for you or a friend.
- Acknowledgments – When a memorial or tribute gift is received, Josephine sends an acknowledgement letter to the individual, family or group in whose memory or honor the gift is made. We also send the donor a gift receipt and acknowledgment. Each gift is promptly acknowledged; gift amounts are not disclosed.
- Notifying Friends and Relatives – Friends and relatives may be notified about memorial gifts by including language similar to the following in newspapers, memorial service bulletins and other notices: “Memorial gifts may be made to Josephine Sunset Home, 9901 272nd Pl NW, Stanwood, WA 98292 for [designated fund].