Indian Creek Foundation Launches Mission to Expand Programs, Raise Wages
Indian Creek Foundation has announced a long-term campaign to raise awareness and funds for the vital services and employment opportunities they provide in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. The Mission to Serve Every One officially kicked off on Wednesday, January 17th in Souderton with a short film at Broad Theater, followed by a presentation luncheon at Broad Street Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria.
“This mission launch has been carefully planned over the past year, and we are really proud to finally get it out there in front of people,” shared Brett Wells, Director of Development for Indian Creek Foundation. “We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to invest their time, resources, and ideas into this campaign. We are really excited for the future of Indian Creek as a service provider and employer.”
The Mission to Serve Every One is centered on the philosophy that by serving each individual, Indian Creek Foundation will meet the needs of the many in our community. The One refers to the individuals who qualify for services, family members who are supported by the organization, and the highly valued employees who provide quality care.
The mission’s financial goal is to raise at least $2 million through multiple streams of giving, including cash gifts, fundraisers, honor and memorial gifts, and qualified tax-planning gifts. Indian Creek is depending on individuals, businesses, churches, and other organizations in the region to financially support the campaign and help raise awareness.
The increased funding will allow Indian Creek to operate at a pace that matches projected growth in the coming years. The organization will expand and upgrade current facilities, improve program equipment, purchase new residential facilities, and grow its capacity for accepting qualified applicants for care. Furthermore, Indian Creek intends to be the area’s employer of choice by attracting and retaining professionals in the fields of Behavioral Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disability, and Autism. The organization is committed to providing competitive wages and benefits, exceptional training, and a satisfying work-life balance for all employees.
“Stewarding our funds well makes all the difference for our sustainability and growth goals in the coming years,” said Dean Stoesz, CEO of Indian Creek Foundation. “Our budget is organized with short-term and long-term planning to make sure that we can provide the best services, grow the programs, and find the talented employees who make us the special place we are. These campaign goals are setting us up for many years of success in the community.”
The Honorary Campaign Chair of the Mission to Serve Every One is Glen Moyer of Souderton, and the Campaign Leadership Chairs are Rick and Sandy Linberger of Souderton. Several committees are organized to manage each aspect of the campaign as it accomplishes its goals. Please visit https://serveeveryone.org to learn more about participating and supporting the campaign.
A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CEO DEAN STOESZ
Souderton, PA, July 13, 2022: Indian Creek Foundation, an organization that provides services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently announced that Residential DSPs will now start at $18/hour. DSPs provide hands-on care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities by assisting with activities such as daily living, personal care, meal preparation and community outings. Additionally, all current staff salaries were increased by 6% as of June 26th.
“DSPs play a special role in our mission,” said CEO Dean Stoesz. “They meet the varied needs of our clients while also providing an extraordinary degree of compassion and dedication. We value the contributions of all our staff and the organization has made a significant commitment to paying a higher-than-average wage to all new DSPs and staff across the organization.”
The organization is also hiring in several areas, including administration, behavioral health, property management, maintenance, and nursing.
Besides the increased pay for all staff, Indian Creek Foundation also offers paid training, vacation/sick time and health insurance. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.indcreek.org/employment or to contact the human resources department at 267-206-1500 x 323 at their earliest convenience.
ARE YOU 70 1/2 OR OLDER?
Have you considered making a Qualified Charitable Distribution to Indian Creek Foundation?
A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution of funds from your IRA (other than a SEP or SIMPLE IRA) directly to a qualified charitable organization, such as the Indian Creek Foundation. QCDs can be made by IRA owners who are age 70 1/2 or older. Because the gift goes directly to the charity without passing through your hands, the dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions. Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding your specific exceptions.
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