Dorothy Love Dedicates Front Entryway, Unveils $6 Million Campaign Goal

Posted on June 15, 2006 in In The News

Executive Director Ann Roller today welcomed a crowd of 250 donors, residents, board members, volunteers and community leaders to the dedication ceremony for The C.H.Ginn Family Entryway on Dorothy Love Retirement Community’s campus at 3003 W. Cisco Road.

The entryway was dedicated to the late Vera D. Ginn, who made the lead gift for the project. A longtime supporter of Dorothy Love and also a resident for a short time near the end of her life, Ms. Ginn – at age 96 – named the entryway in memory of her parents. Before her death in February of this year, she served as the Honorary Chair of the Dorothy Love Capital Campaign.

As part of the dedication ceremony, Dorothy Love’s Campaign Leadership Committee unveiled the goal for a major $6 million public capital campaign to further expand programs, capital improvement and spiritual life endowment to benefit Dorothy Love residents and the more than 700 older adults receiving Senior Independence home- and community-based services.

“This special dedication continues the caring legacy that began with a gift of land, and, over the years, has greatly enhanced the lives of our family of residents,” Roller said. “Today we celebrate our expansion and honor the donors who have kept this legacy alive, assuring excellent care, security and peace of mind for our 280 residents as well as future generations of seniors at Dorothy Love.”

Roller said the addition offers greater, usable space for residents, visitors and staff, enhances the appearance and function of the campus and allows visitors to easily locate the main entrance of the building. The improvements also have created additional meeting and office space, a medical clinic, post office, and have provided a smooth traffic pattern from the reception area to areas within the main building. A new gift shop and lounge also serve as a place for residents and visitors to congregate. Construction began last July and was completed in early April 2006. The project was made possible entirely by private funding.

During the dedication, Ricki Maxwell, Director of Senior Independence in the Miami Valley, addressed the positive impact of philanthropy on her organization’s ability to offer enhanced local home- and community-based services. Senior Independence works alongside Dorothy Love, and provides home health services, transportation, emergency response and wellness clinics.