Endowment Helps Residents In Need

Friendship Manor unveils its unique fundraiser, the “No Show Gala,” and the community is invited to “not attend” so that monies can actually help fulfill the mission of Friendship Manor rather than paying the costs of putting on the event, which is so often the case with fundraising events. 

The “No Show Gala” is a non-event with a goal of raising $250,000 per year for five years, to help build Friendship Manor’s permanent endowment fund making it possible for Friendship Manor to provide charity care to residents in financial need.

With declining reimbursements, the need for charity care on the rise, and the silver tsunami of baby boomers coming into retirement, the need for high-quality, sustainable senior services is expected to explode while the monies to pay for these necessary services is eroding.  

For more information, contact Jeff Condit, Development Director at Friendship Manor at 309-794-4104.

You profoundly impact a senior’s life with a donation to Friendship Manor. Your gift makes a difference.

Legacies of many lives echo through the halls of Friendship Manor. From our beginning in 1942 as The Cleaveland King’s Daughters Home, the generosity of residents, their families and the community have enabled us to enrich the lives of all who live here. Whether it be adding medical improvements or leaving behind a beautiful, soul-affirming garden or contributing to our Friendship Fund (which helps us keep our Life Care Guarantee), every donation we receive makes sure those who call Friendship Manor home do so in a safe, well-appointed and secure facility. 

As a faith-based, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable Continuing Care Retirement Community, Friendship Manor humbly and gratefully appreciates gifts that help us change lives with the aim of enhancing the vitality and vibrancy of life for our senior residents. Every gift assures our hallmark virtue of "never denying residence based solely on a resident's inability to pay."

Ways to Support the Manor:
  • Donations in honor of, or in memory of, someone or an occasion
  • Estate bequest remembrances
  • Memorial designations at a funeral
  • Birdies for Charity
  • Gifts of appreciated stock and/or real estate
  • Insurance or retirement beneficiary designations
  • Charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts
  • Retained life estates
  • Giving Tuesday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving
To Make a Gift
To make a gift by credit card or through PayPal, click here. Or you may send your check to, click here 

Please contact us if you would like further information about how to give to Friendship Manor. Don’t forget to ask your employer if any matching gift programs are available to you. 

Help in Planning
If you’d like help in thinking through the various ways to support Friendship Manor, please contact Jeff Condit CFP®, Development Director, and he will work with you, your family and your advisors to help you craft the best plan of giving that suits your needs and fulfills your wishes.

Contact Info
Jeff Condit, CFP® 
Development Director
1209 21st Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Angie Stark
Development Assistant


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           Friendship Manor would like to thank the following donors:
The City of Rock Island               The Family of Elmer Hodge               In memory of Jo Wilson by her son               In His Name Service League               Ruby Jecks               Ted & Lori Pappas               Valeta Boot               The Estate of Quinn & Ruth Brunson               John Deere Classic               Mark & Kristie Leverenz               Dr. Christopher & Leanna Moen               Performance Food Group               Larry & Joan Tadlock               American Bank & Trust Company               Nomie Budelier               Robert Chaney               Don & Karen Devinney               Rick & Nancy Devinney               Nancy Gibson               Martha Harris               Johnson Contracting Company, Inc.               Bob & Maria McGuigan               Modern Woodmen of America               David Napsky               Elzina Oakberg               Omnicare, Inc.               Sandra & Duncan Reid               Pastor Erv & Dorothy Smith               Kenneth & Julia Smith               Barry Anderson               Joe Beatty               Blackhawk Bank & Trust Company               Joan Bollaert               Virginia Bone               Faye & Clinton Bushong               Charles & Joan Campbell               The Estate of Vern Carlson               Cleaveland Insurance Group.               Community Foundation of the Great River Bend               Jeff & Natalie Condit               Marion L. Forgy               Friendship '06 Circle of IL King's Daughters & Sons               In Memory of Ruby Gilmore by her sons               Milton Hedquist               Sandy & Dick Jennings               Kiwanis Club of Rock Island               Patricia M. Kukla               In memory of Alice Liedtke by her children               Medline Foundation               Moline Foundation               Helen Nelson               Kurt & Violet Nelson               Harriet Olson               Calvin & Carol Peterson               Potter Family Foundation               Mark & Laura Reyhons               Rock Island Community Foundation               Ted & Lisa Rogalski               Florence Simmon               In memory of Billy & Mary Stanforth by their son               Mary Sword               Henry Trefz               Valley Construction Company               Patty Watkins               Plus hundreds more               Thank you to all!