Endowments

Create a Legacy of Giving 

If you're looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of those in need, an endowment provides a permanent source of funding to meet the needs of the identified program or service. There is a minimum gift of $10,000 established for each specific endowment. Coleman has several established endowments:

Bill and Arlene Burns Residential Endowment

Safe and affordable housing is a fundamental human need and is all too often unavailable for individuals who suffer from chronic behavioral and mental heal issues.

Created in 1994, this endowment honors Bill and Arlene Burns who have devoted their lives to helping others. The endowment provides assistance for individuals who are emotionally disabled and are being treated for mental illness by ensuring that quality, affordable housing is available to them. The funding supports housing options such as residential group homes, supportive living, crisis residential, community apartments and others.

Grace McElhone Endowment

A charitable trust, established by Grace McElhone, this endowment provides funding for OPTIONS, a psychosocial rehabilitation service offering a recovery-based, consumer-driven program that is designed to optimize a person’s personal, social and vocational competencies and skills in order to live successfully in the community.

Terry Lee Fuller Child Psychiatry Endowment

Established by the Terry Lee Fuller Charitable Trust, this endowment ensures the long-term ability of Coleman to provide psychiatric services for children. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses provide assessments of children and adolescents with psychiatric and/or emotional difficulties. This endowment, specifically for children’s services, enables the psychiatric team to meet with the family members, developtreatment plans and work with area hospitals to coordinate services.

Williams Children’s Services Endowment

This fund benefits children’s services by providing assistance through Coleman programs and services, including those that care for area children and their special behavioral health needs. Children’s counseling and psychotherapy services provide face-to-face interaction between a mental health professional and a child. The mental health professional staff specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief/loss, addictive disorders and oppositional defiant disorders.

Suicide Prevention Endowment

Suicide is the number three killer of young people 15 to 24 years old. In fact, more people die each year from suicide than from homicide. Seven percent of all adults suffer from major depression in any given year. Virtually all who attempt suicide are clinically depressed. For every completed suicide there are an estimated 25 attempts. Nationwide, deaths from undiagnosed or untreated depression exceed 31,000. While not everyone who is depressed will attempt to take his or her own life, most will experience thoughts of suicide.

The Suicide Prevention Endowment was established in 2004 by a Portage County resident who wishes to remain anonymous. It provides funds to train counselors and staff in the recognition and prevention of suicide. The endowment helps to ensure that trained staff members are available 24/7 to help individuals who have suicidal thoughts.

Tom and Mimi Freeman Family Endowment for the Uninsured

One out of every four Americans suffers from mental health or addiction diseases. More than 51 million Americans do not have health insurance. For those who do have health insurance, many have no mental or behavioral health coverage. When mental health coverage is included, it is usually very limited and far more restrictive than the physical health benefits.

The Freeman Family established this endowment in 2005 to assist people without health insurance or public support with the costs of receiving mental health or recovery care. As health insurance premiums continue to grow, more Americans are forced to go without coverage. This fund seeks to ensure that those without insurance can receive the care he or she need.

Triangle Pharmacy Drug Assistance Endowment for Children & Families

The Triangle Pharmacy Drug Assistance Endowment for Children & Families was created by Andy Drnjevich and Jim Coll, owners of Triangle Pharmacy. The purpose of the gift is to support children and families with mental health problems who need to purchase medication on a short-term basis until other assistance with medication cost can be found. While other resources are identified for long-term medication cost coverage, this generous gift allows families to receive medication immediately from their pharmacy.

Charles & Betsy Mangin Scholarship Endowment

The Mangin Family established this endowment in 2006 to assist adults who cannot afford to pay for services at Coleman Adult Day Services. This endowment provides adults suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias, those with mental and developmental disabilities or those with declining physical, social or mental capabilities who cannot afford to pay for services with an opportunity to participate in daily programming. This programming helps them remain healthy and active by engaging them in activities during daytime hours.

Burbick Foundation Adult Day Services Endowment

Specialized adult day care is a need that goes unfulfilled in most communities. Coleman Adult Day Services is a group program designed to meet the needs of functionally impaired adults by providing a safe, friendly and stimulating environment for their daytime care. A care plan is developed for each individual with social activities appropriate to his or her physical and mental abilities, as well as any specific nursing requirements.

Established in 1997, the purpose for this endowment is to provide funding to Adult Day Care Services to keep services affordable for most families. The endowment subsidizes the cost of care for all participants, allowing family caregivers to work, meet other obligations or have time away from the caregiver responsibilities.

G.A.R. Endowment

Established in 1997, the proceeds of this endowment are used to help cover the cost of care for individuals who do not have the capacity to pay for Coleman Professional Services’ behavioral health programs and services. The G.A.R. Foundation initiated the endowment through a series of grants.

Blemaster Goldberg Endowment for Personal Assistance Grants

Most people have family or friends to help them in a time of temporary need. Unfortunately, many people with chronic mental illness do not have this kind of support network to help them in an emergency situation.

The Blemaster Goldberg Endowment supports the Coleman's Personal Assistance Grant Program. This program provides small grants directly to individuals in need. Examples include emergency food vouchers, temporary housing, auto repairs, bus vouchers, emergency appliance repair or replacement, and home repairs. It was established to provide emergency assistance to those who have nowhere else to go for help.

Peterson Unrestricted Endowment

Mental health care needs change over time. New treatments and therapies become available and often funding for them lags behind. The Peterson Unrestricted Endowment was established to provide support for new programs and services that are essential for delivering state-of-the-art behavioral health care.

The endowment was named in honor of John Peterson, Coleman’s first development executive, for his commitment to establishing a philanthropic base of funding for behavioral health care. This fund was created to give the board of trustees and the administration the flexibility to support treatments and therapies as needs arise.