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Many older adults in our community often are faced with the question of “what’s next?” Through our mission to advance support for older adults and caregivers, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging helps families answer this question every day. By making a gift, you can impact the lives of the thousands of people we serve both in our local community and across the country. 

There are many ways to make a gift to Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

  • To make an online gift, please fill out the form below.
  • To make a gift or discuss planned giving opportunities, please contact Anne-Marie Connors, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at (216) 373-1608 or

Other ways to make a gift include:

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Tribute Donations

Make a gift in Honor of, or In Memory of a loved one throughout the year. Or, send a holiday card (pictured below) to show a loved one you're thinking about them. Make a tribute gift or purchase a holiday card now. 

Blank Holiday Cards

Order specially designed holiday cards in packages of ten to spread holiday cheer to your loved ones while supporting older adults in your community. 

Mailing Check

Your check should be made out to Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and include a brief note if you wish to designate the gift to a specific program or activity of the organization. Please mail checks to:

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Attn: Finance
11890 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, is a giving vehicle established at a public charity, such as a foundation, that allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time to your selected charities. You can contribute to and grow the fund as frequently as you like, and then you may recommend a gift whenever you determine is the appropriate time. Donor Advised Funds can be established through your financial advisor, or with a local community foundation in your area.  

If you have a donor advised fund through a local community foundation or financial planning firm, please contact them directly to arrange for your DAF gift to be directed to Benjamin Rose.  

Matching Gift Programs

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Some even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. These programs are a great way for you to double or even triple your gift.

Donation of Stocks

Contributing long-term appreciated securities, like stocks, is one of the most tax efficient ways to donate to Benjamin Rose.

Planned Gifts

A planned or deferred gift to Benjamin Rose is a contribution arranged during your lifetime, but which may not be received in its entirety by Benjamin Rose until after your death. There are many methods of making planned gifts that may result in significant tax savings for you, including:

  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Charitable Annuities
  • Bequest
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Retirement Plan
  • Named Funds

Anyone making a planned gift commitment becomes a member of The 1908 Legacy Society and are recognized in our Annual Report.

Consult your attorney or financial advisor about your individual circumstances before making a planned gift.

Gifts In Kind

There are many creative ways to make a nonmonetary gift. Donation of items such as arts and craft supplies, exercise equipment and non-perishable food items are extremely useful to our programs.


We need your help to protect and care for the most vulnerable people in our community— older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers— during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Please make your gift today:

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Institutional Advancement Team

Institutional Advancement Team

Anne-Marie E. Connors, MA.Ed

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Contact: | (216) 373-1608

Anne-Marie E. Connors is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and oversees development and marketing for Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and its subsidiaries. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2013.

Connors has more than 25 years of institutional advancement experience that includes work in development, alumni relations, admissions, marketing and communications. She also has a special passion for women’s leadership development and mentoring of emerging professionals.

Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, Connors was Director of Advancement at Hawken School in Gates Mills, OH. She has served as the Executive Director for Development at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and as Interim Associate Dean and Director of Operations, Donor & Alumni Relations at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Connors also worked at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University as Director of College Development and Alumni Relations.

Connors earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Saint Louis University. Connors completed the YWCA Women’s Momentum Leadership Program 2009, American Society on Aging's Leadership Institute in 2014 and Cleveland Leadership Center's Cleveland Leadership Institute in 2017.

Connors currently serves on the Engaging Women’s Committee of the Union Club and Cleveland Leadership Center's Leadership Council.

Marisa Caliguire

Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Contact: | (216) 373-2024

Marisa Caliguire is the Institutional Advancement Coordinator at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She works directly for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and focuses on enhancing donor relations via effective and efficient information, database management and events.

Caliguire has 20 plus years in the development field working on special events, database management, direct mail, board, committee and donor stewardship. Before joining Benjamin Rose, she was the Development Operations Coordinator at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Development Officer at Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, the Development Officer at Jesuit Program for Living and Learning, PE/GIRLS HOPE of Northeast Ohio and the Development Associate at Vocational Guidance Services.

She received a bachelor’s degree in history from John Carroll University and studied at Loyola of Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center. Marisa volunteers at Rescue Village, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the May Dugan Center.

Please contact Marisa Caliguire to make a gift to Benjamin Rose or any of its subsidiaries, or if you have an event, donation or institutional advancement question.

Jeanne Hoban

Marketing Communications Director

Contact: | (216) 373-1686

Jeanne Hoban is Marketing Communications Director at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. In this role, she is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of internal and external communications for Benjamin Rose and its subsidiaries, including print and electronic communication and media relations.

Hoban joined Benjamin Rose in 2002 as Assistant Editor of The Gerontologist, the premiere multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal on aging. Prior to that, she was an independent writer and editor and Assistant Director of Public Relations for Cleveland State University.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication from Cleveland State.

Hoban serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Boomers and Beyond magazine and is a member of the PR/Communication Committee for LeadingAge Ohio. She is also an active member of the membership committee for the City Club of Cleveland and long-time volunteer with the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival.

Valerie Maczak-Grim

Grants Manager

Contact: | (216) 373-2022

Valerie Maczak-Grim serves as Grants Manager at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and all of its subsidiaries, helping foundations, corporations and community organizations achieve their philanthropy goals through meaningful grantmaking.

Maczak-Grim graduated from Kent State University cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public relations focused on non-profit management. She brings more than 15 years’ experience of strategic communication and relationship management to her role. A 2017 graduate of Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute, Maczak-Grim joined Benjamin Rose in 2018. She is proud to give her volunteer efforts to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the EDWINS Garden at Grafton Correctional Institution.

Please contact Maczak-Grim if your organization would like to learn how supportive grants can help Benjamin Rose meet the growing needs of our older adult community.

Jennifer Salkin

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Contact: | (216) 373-1688

Jennifer Salkin is the Marketing Communications Coordinator in the Institutional Advancement department at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for internal and external communications throughout the organization, including outreach events, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and representation at local, state, national and international conferences.

Salkin joined Benjamin Rose in 2014. Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, she worked in development, special events and communications at the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and Great Lakes Theater.

Salkin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Denison University and a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University. You can contact her for information regarding Benjamin Rose sponsorships and events, as well as external health fairs, conferences and other events in the community.