Honesty. Integrity. Accountability.
Commitment. Stewardship.

These are the values that drive The Kenney Foundation and have from the day it was formed. We enhance the lives of residents by providing financial support to The Kenney; a retirement community that helps seniors reach optimum health through personalized services, care, and housing.

That means our daily focus is on our residents and how we can best help them to live the good life in West Seattle! As people age, their financial resources change. There may be many reasons that seniors find their retirement assets depleted through no fault of their own.

Sometimes emergencies wipe out personal savings; other times financial markets suffer substantial losses. Often it is as simple as people living longer

than they expected—the bottom line is that our founders, Jessie and Samuel Kenney, would never have dreamed of turning their backs on seniors without financial means—and neither will we.

That’s why we created The Kenney Foundation. Anyone can help seniors in need. Neighbor helping neighbor—isn’t that what a community really does? Learn more about how you can make a tax-deductible gift that enhances life, promotes dignity and respects the unique seniors in our midst.

Individuals and businesses support this historic community each day. Won’t you join them?

Inspire hope, give joy, honor the past,
anticipate the future.

That’s what we do every day.

The Kenney Foundation

When Samuel and Jessie Kenney envisioned a community to serve people comfortably and securely ’til the end of their days, they never would have dreamed of turning their backs on those who could no longer afford to pay for their care. Neither can we. That’s why The Kenney Foundation was created.

Just as in any community, here at The Kenney, we help our neighbors. The Foundation makes it possible for anyone to lend a hand when our residents need it the most. Learn more about how you can make a tax-deductible gift.

Foundation Board Members

To contact The Kenney Foundation Board of Directors, please email foundation@thekenney.org

Board Chairman, Richard J. Sherman
Board Treasurer, Ronald Hanson
Board Secretary, Dick Bitner
Board Member, Karen Pfeiffer Bush
Board Member, Richard Puffert
Board Member, Larry Kutz

Give today!

In addition to The Resident Care Fund to support residents whose financial resources fall short, donations to the Foundation also help support The Kenney’s most pressing yearly needs, such as transportation and program enhancements for residents.

Planned gifts – such as remembrances in your will or charitable remainder trusts – are another way to help The Kenney while also creating a legacy for you, the donor. Planned gifts also offer many ways to save on taxes and, depending on the type of gift, can provide donors with increased income.

We also welcome memorial gifts in memory or honor of a loved one, friend or special occasion.

The Kenney Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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