Oak Crest Appoints Stacey Schiano as Philanthropy Manager

Parkville, Maryland--Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Stacey Schiano as the Philanthropy Manager.

Ms. Schiano brings more than eighteen years of fundraising experience to Oak Crest.  She has worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Abilities Network and, most recently, the headquarters of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

In her leadership position, she will be responsible for the management of philanthropic activities at Oak Crest, most notably the Benevolent Care Fund and the Student Scholarship Fund.   

The Benevolent Care Fund provides the confidential assistance that allows residents who have experienced unforeseen financial burdens to remain at Oak Crest, assuring that they will receive the care they deserve.  In 2015, $549,000 was raised for the fund through events, planned giving contributions and other donations.

The Student Scholarship program is funded primarily through resident contributions.  In 20 years, $2.69 million has been awarded to assist 737 student employees to advance their collegiate careers.  

Ms. Schiano holds a B.S. from Towson University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-MD).  A resident of Perry Hall for twenty years, Ms. Schiano has two daughters, Samantha (19) and Olivia (17).

About Oak Crest:  Oak Crest is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents.  Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.