2020 – Celebrating Our Vision

Dear Friend of Lutheran SeniorLife,

Thank you to all of the sponsors, silent auction donors and others who have shown their support for our annual event – 2020-Celebrating Our Vision – scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020. 

During the past several weeks we have been closely observing the precautions being given and steps taken to protect members of the community from the coronavirus. With the uncertainty that exists on the impact of the virus on western Pennsylvania, we have decided not to hold the event this year. 

All of the money raised at the annual event supports the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation Mission Fund, maintaining and developing programs and services provided by all of our entities, including Lutheran Service Society, LIFE Programs in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties, VNA of Western Pennsylvania, as well as our Passavant and St. John Communities. If you made a gift that was directed to this year’s event, we hope that we can consider it as a gift to the Mission Fund. If you would prefer that your donation be refunded, let us know and we will honor that wish.  

Our need for support is great at this time. We have followed suggestions and requirements limiting the gatherings of people and social distancing. However, we are committed to our mission of providing an Abundant Life® for those we serve. We are focused on continuing to assist those who have become dependent on lunch and dinner delivered by Meals on Wheels, activities and programs offered at our senior centers, wellness visits to those participating in our LIFE programs, and home health care and hospice offered through VNA. Those who call Passavant and St. John Communities home have continued to receive the services and care needed and expected.  

If you have not yet made a gift, I hope that you will consider donating now. A remittance envelope is included with this letter. Donations can also be made on our website or by calling the Foundation at 724-453-6014. You can also contact me directly at 724-453-6016.

Please note that the Silent Auction will go on as planned through the mobile bidding process beginning on March 27. Please go to http://bidpal.net/cov to register and bid on the variety of items being offered this year.  

Thanks again for your generosity and support. I hope to see you at our 2021 event scheduled for April 30.  


Jane E. Bittcher

President of Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation