April 2, 2014
The Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation awarded a grant to H.O.M.E., a Chicago nonprofit that has been serving seniors for 32 years
Chicago, IL – On March 27, 2014 H.O.M.E. celebrated 32 years of achievements with nearly 200 supporters at an evening of dinner and music while enjoying magnificent skyline views and a silent auction. At the event, the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) Foundation presented a grant of $3,500 to the senior serving organization.
The mission of the MDRT Foundation is to encourage volunteerism among MDRT members and to provide grant funds to worthy charitable organizations like H.O.M.E. Since its formation, the MDRT Foundation has contributed more than $28 million in grants to charitable organizations in 67 countries and all 50 United States. The grants given by the MDRT Foundation are distributed to organizations in which members have a vested interest. H.O.M.E. was honored to be a recipient of one of these grants in 2014. On March 31st, Bruce Otto, Executive Director of H.O.M.E., accepted the award from MDRT member and good friend, John Whaley.
Also included in the festivities was a celebration of the Nathalie Salmon House, an affordable building offering independent and shared living for seniors. In 1994, H.O.M.E. broke ground on the building on North Sheridan road with the help of Mayor Daley and Bill Murray, who helped to fund the project. The building, named after H.O.M.E. founders Michel and Lilo Salmon’s daughter, has become a cornerstone in intergenerational living— an innovative model in senior care based in the idea that blending of generations in housing environments builds communities and offers a vibrant lifestyle that is healthy and happy.
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From its grassroots origins, H.O.M.E. has provided services and caring support for Chicago’s underserved low-income senior citizens for 30 years. H.O.M.E. is committed to helping seniors maintain independent and enriched lives within their communities. The services H.O.M.E. provides include affordable intergenerational housing where seniors live among families, staff and student assistants, upkeep and home repair service, and a shopping bus. H.O.M.E. serves seniors in a warm and caring manner by focusing on the whole person, not just the immediate problems he or she needs solved.