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To support its philanthropic initiatives, Fellowship Senior Living (FSL) created the Fellowship Foundation on July 16, 2019. Fellowship Senior Living is the sole member of the Foundation. The formation of the Foundation will provide greater opportunities to raise funds to support Fellowship Senior Living by enhancing programs and services and upgrading and expanding their physical capabilities and campus. All gifts intended for Fellowship Senior Living should be directed to the Fellowship Foundation. The Foundation will accept and disburse all donations intended for Fellowship Senior Living.

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to advance the Fellowship Senior Living mission by providing philanthropic support to benefit Fellowship Village residents and older adults throughout the region through programs, services, and community enhancements. The Foundation is committed to working in partnership with like-minded organizations in the broader community.

Fellowship Senior Living continually adapts and changes to meet the needs and interests of its residents while staying true to its mission and core values. Fellowship Foundation is central to this effort and the ongoing improvements at Fellowship Village.

Fellowship Foundation raises funds to support the Fellowship Village community, as well as home and community based services. These services are offered to seniors throughout New Jersey and include home-health services, hospice, Fellowship Freedom Plans and physical, occupational and speech therapies both on and off campus. Fellowship Village is home to over 400 residents enjoying lifestyles from single family independent living homes, villas and apartments to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care homes. The Life Plan Community (also known as CCRC) offers a full complement of lifestyle enhancements, in addition to five-star dining. The addition of a new cultural arts center featuring a state-of-the-art-theater, upscale bar & lounge with alfresco dining, expanded medical center and spa and fitness center will ensure Fellowship Village remains a leader in senior living.

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The four main areas the Foundation focuses its fundraising efforts:

Benefits residents who through no fault of their own find themselves in financial hardship.

Focuses on residents and the greater community to ensure that FSL has the best programs and facilities that normal operations cannot always make possible. Funds may support or enhance an existing program or create a new one.  The Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater and Wilson’s Tapas Bar Lounge are also supported through this fund.  Gifts can be made to the following programs:

  • Chaplaincy Program
  • Bar Stool and Theater Seat Naming
  • Main Stage Society
  • Naming Opportunities

Helps ensure residents continue to receive the best care possible in the best environment possible. Philanthropy will support the transformation of the Health Center into custom-designed, state-of-the-art residences providing expanded services for all heath needs in a homelike environment. Gifts can be made to the following programs:

  • Garden State Hospice
  • Healthcare Heroes Program
  • Grateful Giving
  • Helping Hands
  • Naming Opportunity

Disbursements will support compassionate and hardworking FSL team members who sometimes need support while experiencing hardship from a natural disaster. This fund also benefits team members who wish to advance their training, obtain additional education, or achieve professional goals to advance their career. Gifts can be made through the following program:

Through a number of different initiatives, the Foundation fundraises for each of the four funds. You can:

  • Make an individual donation that is meaningful to you
  • Support the Annual Gala
  • Explore a matching gift
  • Commit to a pledge
  • Donate your car
  • Give a gift in memory or honor of a loved one
  • Create a lasting legacy through a bequest [link to Ways to Give page]
  • Invest in our future through a naming opportunity
  • Join the Main Stage Society
  • Name a theater seat or bar stool

If you have an area of interest that does not currently have a supporting program, the Foundation is committed to working with you help make your vision become a reality.

Please contact us at anytime:

The Fellowship Foundation offices are located at:

8000 Fellowship Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920

For more information please contact:

Barry Haber, Executive Director


Megan James, Foundation Coordinator


Fellowship Foundation Board

The Fellowship Foundation Board of Trustees includes:

Judy Pasnik, Fellowship Village resident, Board Chair;

Debbie Cmielewski, Partner, Health Care Group, Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, Vice Chair;

Jon Klippel, Basking Ridge resident, Treasurer;

David Badertscher, Fellowship Village resident;

Nancy Alfano, Bernardsville resident;

Don Berlin, Fellowship Village resident;

Ken Liss, Invero Health Principal & Co-Founder;

Deidre Hart, PR and Communications Consultant;

Stanley J. Morin, Fellowship Senior Living Board Chair;

Brian G. Lawrence, President and CEO, Fellowship Senior Living.


Fellowship Foundation is currently supporting the following projects through fundraising campaigns, grant writing, and other philanthropic means.

cac centerCultural Arts Center
Status: Completed in July 2019. Open to the public.
Fundraising Support: Capital Campaign, Naming Opportunities, Main Stage Society, Seat Naming, Annual Appeal

The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center is conveniently located on the Fellowship Village campus. Featuring the 257 seat state of the art Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater, the Cultural Arts Center serves as a gathering point for residents and the members of the public to enjoy world class performances and shows.

The theater, lighting, sound and acoustics were all professionally designed by Fisher Dachs Associates, KDA Architects and K2, renowned performing arts and acoustic experts. Along with help from our resident Fellowship theater troupe, The Village Players and Trilogy Repertory, our Theater Company in Residence.

This intimate theater is a premier entertainment venue for the very best in music, theater, dance and the cultural arts providing the optimal live experience in performing arts.

health care centerHealth Center Renovations
Status: Ongoing construction. Three (of a planned 8) neighborhoods have been completed.
Fundraising Support: Capital Campaign, Naming Opportunities, Annual Appeal

No two residents are the same. And that’s why personalized care in a private setting is so important, especially when a decline can present in different cognitive and physical ways, depending on the person we are serving. To address this, we have transformed our Health Center into an innovative Household Model to create an engaged and comfortable homelike atmosphere. Gracious Assisted Living suites encourage greater independence in a supportive environment. Large private Skilled Nursing suites offer a residential atmosphere with a care plan tailored to each individual. Our secure Memory Care households provide advanced care for those with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, with access to secure outdoor areas and an art studio that encourages creative engagement. Spacious private suites for short-term stays help individuals recover from an injury or surgery. Together, these changes make our community safer, healthier, and they ensure more of our services are customized to each of our resident’s unique needs.

Fellowship Foundation is currently supporting the future expansion and enhancement of Fellowship Village’s Health Center. Not only will the renovations make for a more beautiful environment, they will greatly improve the quality of life for our residents. With tailored services, updated and enlarged rooms, and an emphasis on a more “home-like” setting, the Health Center will allow us to provide even better care.

bar lounge area outdoor lounge outdoor seatingBar/Lounge Project
Status: Completed in September 2020.
Fundraising Support: Naming Opportunities

As Fellowship Village’s third dining venue, the Bar/Lounge offers residents and guests an option between formal and casual menu options. With indoor and outdoor seating this project further enhances our campus and give it a fresh new environment for residents to enjoy.

walking trails mapFellowship Village Walking Trail and Destination Areas
Status: Currently in the design and fundraising phase.
Fundraising Support: Naming Opportunities, Annual Appeal, Legacy Opportunity for Candace Ashmun

The Fellowship Village Walking Trail will offer residents, visitors, and team members an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of its picturesque, 72-acre wooded campus. The trail will be raised to allow for access to wetlands and will contain bird watching blinds for nature enthusiasts to observe local wildlife.

Additionally, the pine grove at Shiloh will also be enhanced with new walkways and seating, and an observation deck will be constructed at the Ephesus pond.Shiloh Pine GroveEphesus Pond

cac centerFellowship Village Doggie Play Park
Status: Currently in the design and fundraising phase.
Fundraising Support: Naming Opportunities

The Fellowship Village Doggie Play Park will offer residents the  opportunity to allow their dogs to run and play in a fenced in area either independently or with other dogs.

cac centerFellowship Village Fitness Center
Status: Currently in the design and fundraising phase.
Fundraising Support: Naming Opportunities

The Fellowship Village Fitness Center will provide both residents and community members (through a paid membership) with a space for older adults to exercise independently.  This state of the art fitness center will offer HUR strength training machines, exercise classes, and more.

Fellowship Village Outdoor Recreational Activities
Status: Currently in the design and fundraising phase.
Fundraising Support: Naming Opportunities

The Fellowship Village Outdoor Recreational Activities will offer residents the opportunity to join friends in a game of Pickle ball, shuffleboard, or bocce.  The activity courts will be located adjacent to the pool area.