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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.

Fellowship Foundation seeks generous support at all levels.  All donors will be appropriately recognized for their contribution. The listed donor recognition opportunities below provide special recognition for extraordinary generosity and are not limited to the following.

Leadership Donor Dedication Opportunities

Fitness Center: $2,000,000 (Committed)

Walking Trail: $$750,000 (Committed)

Club Changing Rooms: (2 available)

Fitness Center Exercise Studio: $200,000

Ephesus Pond Deck: $250,000

Pickle Ball Court: $250,000

Dog Play Park: $200,000

Walking Trail Bird Blind: $150,000 (Committed)

Art Studio: $150,000

Medical Center Reception Area: $125,000

Walking Trail Large Seating Area: $100,000


Shiloh Spruce Grove Improvements: $100,000


Key Donor Dedication Opportunities

Shuffleboard Court: $75,000

Bocce Court: $75,000

Medical Center Suites: (6 available) $50,000

Walking Trail Seating Area on Raised Deck:

(4 available) $25,000

Walking Trail Seating Area on Ground Level:

(6 available) $10,000


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:

  • Hospice
  • Healthcare Heroes Program
  • Memorial/Meaningful Remembrance
  • Capital Campaign

Disbursements will support compassionate and hardworking FSL team members who sometimes need support while experiencing financial hardship.  This fund also benefits team members who wish to advance their training, obtain additional education, or achieve professional goals to advance their career.

Ways To Give:


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:

Lisa Marie Arieno, Executive Director Fellowship Foundation


Megan James, Foundation Associate 


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.

2022 Fellowship Foundation Annual Appeal


Dear Friend of The Fellowship Foundation,


As we close 2022, The Fellowship Foundation is graciously reflecting on the changes our community has experienced over the year. From the transition of pandemic to endemic living, we had the ability to enjoy our community in many ways through social gatherings at our restaurant, Wilson’s Tapas Bar & Lounge and of course the wonderful Sieminski Theater at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center which allowed us to gather and enjoy entertainment at its finest once again.

As a non-profit arm to Fellowship Senior Living (FSL), The Fellowship Foundation’s goal is to help provide meaningful   opportunities that empower our residents, members and patients to live more vibrant and healthier lives. We re-invest philanthropic support to enhance services, improve our amenities and extend our healthcare capabilities throughout our community and services.

LongTerm Health  Vibe FitnessComing Soon

Vibe Fitness is one of the buildings now under development. A 6,000 sq. ft. of cardio and exercise equipment and state-of-the-art group fitness studio will feature dynamic classes for all fitness levels, a Day Spa and Salon (lower level), and nearby an indoor pool, club locker rooms with sauna, pickle ball court, bocci ball, shuffleboard and nature trails round out the amenities for our residents and local community members of Vibe Fitness and will provide an exquisite fitness atmosphere to enhance your personalized wellness experience.


Over the last 25 years, many residents, both past and present have helped Fellowship Village by offering financial contributions to create and improve our facilities and amenities, and subsequently, our current residents have benefited because of this generosity to support our project plans.


Donation support is a vital component in our effort to uphold the strength and vibrancy of Fellowship Village for its current and future residents. Funds raised advance the development of campus projects, such as Vibe Fitness.


These enhancements will help facilitate state-of-the-art programming and activities, thus fulfilling FSL’s mission of providing seniors with the highest quality services that foster long-term health, personal independence, spiritual growth, and fellowship. Please help support the health and longevity of your community by making a donation in support of Vibe Fitness before December 31st.

Thank you,

Lisa Marie Arieno

Executive Director, Fellowship Foundation



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 Grove

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.

VIBE 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.