Seabrook Unveils Donor Wall to Honor Spirit of Giving

TINTON FALLS, NJ - Seabrook unveiled a commemorative Donor Wall to recognize some special people and organizations for their benevolent efforts in making the community a wonderful place to live and work. A Seabrook couple donated money for the wall, which is a series of plaques emblazoned with the names of Seabrook residents and companies who have contributed a gift of $5,000 or more to either the Seabrook Resident Care Fund or the Seabrook Scholars Fund. The Seabrook Resident Care Fund provides future financial support for residents who may find that they have exhausted their financial resources due to unforeseen circumstances such as long-term illness. Funding is given by the goodness of fellow residents through donations and various fundraisers throughout the year. The Seabrook Scholars Fund benefits students who work in the community's restaurants and provides money for their upcoming college or secondary school education. Students receive scholarships totaling $4,800; $600 for four years of full-time undergraduate study and funding for the scholarships is based upon voluntary donations made by residents.  There are 31 residents and companies listed on the Donor Wall which is located on the first floor lobby of the Town Square Clubhouse. Seabrook resident Pat Driscoll, who was involved in the planning of the wall said, "During the 15 years of Seabrook's existence, the residents have been consistently generous in giving both time and money to a variety of causes, aiding their fellow residents, staff and the outside community. The donor wall represents a way to recognize that spirit and particularly honor those who have been notoriously generous." "We are grateful to have so much compassion here at Seabrook," said Art Sparks, Seabrook executive director. "This wall will be a true reminder of the true spirit of giving and caring for one another which is a hallmark of this community." Seabrook Philanthropy Coordinator Ann Marie Matthews said, "Thanks to the kind donations of residents there is more than $500,000 in the Resident Care Fund and nearly $290,000 earmarked for the Scholars Fund. The money pledged makes such a difference in the lives of the people in this community and we are delighted to recognize their kindness with this beautiful wall." Since 2001, 301 student employees qualified for the Student Scholars program and there are 131 currently enrolled. This year, 23 students are set to graduate this year. About Seabrook:  Seabrook is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 98 acre campus is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,400 residents. Seabrook is the perfect greater Monmouth and Ocean County retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.  # # #