Supporting Employees

Caring for seniors truly takes a village. Nearly 300 full- and part-time caregivers and support staff, both on the front lines and behind the scenes, ensure that residents receive the highest quality care. Nurses and CNAs make up a large portion of Immanuel Living’s caregiving team, but chefs, wait staff, accountants, housekeepers, maintenance technicians, recreation coordinators, fitness instructors, and many other professionals all have significant roles to play. Immanuel staff members care deeply for residents, and every day demonstrate their commitment to the highest quality of service. In recognition of that devotion, three funds were created to support professional development and provide help for them in times of crisis.

Employee Recognition

We invite you to join us in honoring these exceptional individuals by making a donation to one of three dedicated funds. These funds will directly benefit our non-salaried staff across various departments, recognizing their commitment to excellence in service. These funds, distributed annually in December, will directly benefit our non-salaried staff across various departments, recognizing their commitment to excellence in service.

  1. All Employee Recognition Fund – As you’re aware, Immanuel Living is a continuum of care, serving residents who live independently, those in assisted living, individuals requiring memory care, and those in need of round-the-clock assistance. This fund is dedicated to honoring all non-salaried employees who support residents across our Buffalo Hill Campus.  
  2. Terrace Gratuity Fund – The Terrace Gratuity Fund honors non-salaried employees supporting the The Villas, The Cottages, The Terraces, and The Lodge.  
  3. Retreat Appreciation Fund – By donating to the Retreat Appreciation Fund you honor the non-salaried employees working at The Retreat where residents receive 24/7 care.  Some of these residents are Medicaid qualified and have only $2,000 to their name yet still receive high quality services, no matter their ability to pay.  

No matter which fund you choose, your generosity will make a significant difference in supporting our employees and enhancing the quality of care provided to our residents.  We are extremely grateful for your support.  

Honor Employees Here

The Employee Development Fund provides financial assistance to those pursuing an accredited program of study who maintain satisfactory level of academic performance and have worked at Immanuel Lutheran Communities for a required period of time. These funds provide routes to professional advancement for individuals who otherwise cannot afford the costs of an education, while simultaneously enhancing their abilities to improve the lives of older adults. When you give to the Employee Development Fund, you support the personal and professional development of caring, compassionate people who work every day to make the lives of seniors brighter. Development funds have made it possible for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) to advance in their profession to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and for LPNs to become Registered Nurses (RNs). Other staff members have applied their scholarships to achieve associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, and still others to develop professionally through the pursuit of graduate courses of study.

Make My Gift

Occasionally everyone falls on hard times. The Foundation is committed to providing safety-net funds to employees who have a serious health event, a home or auto emergency, or other unforeseen crisis. The Employee Christ Care Fund, overseen by the Pastoral Care Team, provides emergency grants to staff members in need. A gift to this fund ensures that those who have devoted their lives to taking care of older adults are also cared for in their times of crisis.

Make My Gift

Immanuel Lutheran Communities nurses’ aides provide care and companionship for residents. Due to regulations, aides cannot carry a full workload until they have become certified via an accredited course. Immanuel provides a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course for those seeking a career providing care and companionship to seniors. A full-time Certified Nursing Assistant earns about $3,000 more per year than a full-time caregiver without the certification. A gift to this fund makes it possible for more people—young and old—to obtain meaningful work at a living wage.

Make My Gift
Donate Now

At the Immanuel Foundation, we believe that every senior living in Montana has the right to a safe, secure home in an engaging and supportive community. We work every day to make that vision a reality and your financial support is crucial. 60% of our Skilled Care residents are low income, Medicaid qualified. Immanuel Foundation raises funds to support these seniors in need.

Make My Gift
Corporate Sponsors