Philanthropy & Volunteerism

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Monday – Friday Belmont Phone: (973) 831-3562
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 2nd Floor



The Philanthropy Department manages charitable events, contributions, and funds. In addition, the Philanthropy Department oversees our internal resident volunteer programs.

Resident Care Fund

The longer we live, the more financial resources we need to sustain a comfortable and secure way of life. At the heart of our community’s mission is a commitment to assure the continuation of the quality of life for each resident even if they encounter unforeseen financial hardship.

Recognizing the invigorating significance of a voluntary partnership, Cedar Crest established the Resident Care Fund to bridge the gap between the actual cost of care and the individual’s available resources. The Resident care Fund provides a safety net that helps fullfil the community’s promise of a “home for life” through voluntary contributions. This safety net provides tremendous peace of mind to all of our residents.

Through the generosity of residents, families, staff, corporations, and community resources, Cedar Crest’s Resident care Fund provides confidential financial assistance with basic living expenses and medical costs to residents who, despite careful planning, can no longer afford to cover the full cost of their care.

Contributions to the Resident Care Fund can be made by contacting the Philanthropy Department. Giving opportunities can include:

  • Gifts of Cash, Checks, Securities, or In-Kind
  • Matching Gifts
  • Memorial & Tribute Gifts
  • Multi-Year or Month Pledges
  • Entrance Deposit Designation
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Stone Garden Tribute
  • Bench Plaque Tribute
  • Tree of Support Tribute

Cedar Crest is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts to the Resident care Fund are considered charitable contributions.

Staff Appreciation Fund

The Staff at Cedar Crest are exceptional individuals who consistently go above and beyond for our residents expecting nothing in return. To honor our dedicated staff, Cedar Crest established the Staff Appreciation Fund. Funded through generous contributions from our residents, our hard working staff has the opportunity to receive additional pay each year, calculated using a formula which accounts for their years of service and hours of service.

Scholar’s Fund

What is the Scholar’s Fund?

The Scholars’ Fund supports students who have exemplified our community’s mission: “We share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” Students who have demonstrated the interest and ability for an inter generational exchange are given the opportunity to apply for a community scholarship covering up to 4 years of college or approved trade school. The scholarship is available to students who are employed by Erickson and meet the criteria for eligibility.

Who is eligible?

In order to qualify as a Cedar Crest Scholar, students must work 500 hours during their junior and senior years of high school to complete a total of 1,000 service hours.

Scholars must also have a graduating GPA between 2.0 and 4.0 and be in good standing with Erickson policy with no written documentation of violations

At the end of their senior year, Scholars are required to submit their report cards and proof of full time enrollment at an accredited university, college, or trade school.


With our busy lives, it can be difficult to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your neighbors, and our community.

The right volunteer opportunity can help you to find friends and learn new skills. By volunteering, you can strengthen your ties to the community and broaden your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.

Please contact the philanthropy office for volunteer opportunities.