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Susan Cooper

A Message from the President & CEO

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this worldwide pandemic. During times of crisis, we often come together in ways we've never come together before. We set aside insignificant things and shift our focus to what really matters most in life...the people we love and care about. As I reflect on the past months since things began to unfold with the coronavirus (COVID-19), I am humbled by and grateful for the work of our local emergency responders, hospital professionals, and other workers who are making it possible for people to get health care services, food, supplies and medications. These "Community Heroes" lend courage, strength and sacrifice through their service to others.

Being in the retirement living business, we at Morningstar Living have a monumental responsibility to take care of and protect the people we serve..."in health and in sickness." Caring for and protecting the residents and the clients we serve is what we do. We are responsible for hundreds of residents living at our two campuses in Nazareth, and the clients we provide in-home support and care to, who are living in their homes throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our residents and our clients rely on us 24/7/365. For this reason, we've taken some very extraordinary measures to limit the risk of infection and prevent the spread of the virus in our communities:

As I think about these extraordinary changes that we've made in a short period of time, I am in awe of my team members, who come to work faithfully and work tirelessly around the clock to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our team of Nurses, CNAs, Caregivers, Social Services, Wellness, Physical Therapy, Neighborhood and Community Life, Culinary Services, Maintenance and Security, Groundskeeping, Housekeeping, Transportation, IT and Administration...these are the Morningstar Living Heroes.

Yes, the world has certainly changed as a result of COVID-19, and so have we at Morningstar Living. Who knows how long we'll be dealing with this pandemic and its' aftermath? And while there may be more changes and uncertainty in the months that lie ahead, there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain...the mission and core purpose of Morningstar Living has never been more important.

"Making a enriching life's journey for all we serve."

Donor Recognition. Moravian Hall Square would like to thank our donors for their generous and continued support.

Home Giving is a Community Tradition Donor Recognition

Butterfly tree illustrationMoravian Hall Square gratefully acknowledges all gifts while honoring the privacy of the donor. A general listing of donors is published periodically during the year.  Special recognition is given to donors for significant annual giving and lifetime cumulative giving.

We are grateful for the generosity of special people in the past year.  The combined gifts of donations large and small have made a difference for the people of our Morningstar Living community. 

  • Funding for a talented college intern who offered Art instruction and programming for residents impacted by dementia.
  • Music therapy sessions for individuals and groups in several neighborhoods – especially for residents impacted by cognitive challenges.
  • A new 14-passenger bus with lift access to offer safe, reliable transportation for enrichment.
  • Planting of special flowers and large trees in our Pleasure Garden area.
  • An all-terrain accessible wheelchair.
  • A new electronic piano that can easily be moved to provide musical programming in multiple neighborhood settings.
  • Funding to support the allocation of four college scholarships to deserving student employees.

Harvest Friends Giving Society 2020:

We are grateful for the sustaining support of all who choose to make gifts to priority charitable needs at Morningstar Living.  This society recognizes individuals and organizations who have given outright cash contributions of $1,000 to Morningstar Living charitable funds during the fiscal year starting July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

Individual Giving

  • Anonymous
  • Phyllis Bock
  • Sylvia and Matthew Breidenthall
  • Marilyn Brewster*
  • Marge and Tom Coughlin
  • Marianne and Lloyd Crede
  • Linda and Darrell Crook
  • April and Joseph Denny
  • Geraldine and Richard Dilts
  • Susan Cooper Drabic
  • Susan and Otto Dreydoppel
  • Donna and Thomas Ely
  • Deb and John Esposito
  • Shirley Flagler
  • Gyulai Family
  • Ruth Hailperin*
  • Richard Harney
  • Dolly Hege
  • Joan Heilman
  • Kathy and Maury Heller
  • Ro Hofford
  • Linda and Richard Hostelley
  • Ethel I. Jones *
  • Judy Jones
  • Sue and Don Kirts
  • Donna Martin
  • Linda McMeekin
  • Helen Pearson
  • Blaine Phillips
  • Marianne Presitfilippo
  • Leena Rinaldi
  • Mollie and Rick Santee
  • Margenett Schleiffer
  • Barbara Seifert-Sigmon
  • Hal Smith
  • Willour Smith
  • Helen Arlene Sofranko *
  • Richard and Linda Solliday
  • Jill and Jim Tilney
  • Louise and Jerry Weiss
  • Elizabeth Werley and family

* Indicates deceased during the fiscal year period.


Businesses, Organizations and Grants

  • Bastian Carpet One
  • Brown Design Group
  • Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors
  • Citizen’s Bank
  • Clover Advisors
  • CMG of Easton
  • Eastern District Moravian Church
  • Hanover Engineering Associates
  • International Council on Active Living
  • Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
  • Moravian Larger Life Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Site Contractors
  • Phoebe Services Pharmacy
  • RLB Accountants
  • Service Electric Cable TV
  • Sodexo Senior Services
  • The Philadelphia Trust Company
  • W.J.&R. Electric

Legacy Giving Society

Individuals who have made testamentary gifts or shared intent for such a gift are included in Morningstar Living Foundation’s Legacy Society. 

Names with an asterisk symbolize that the donor has agreed to be included in this listing and has shared with the Foundation that they have intended to make a legacy gift benefitting charitable needs at Morningstar Living through their estate plan.

We are humbled and grateful for these extraordinary acts of generosity that have and will continue to touch lives in the future.  For those who wish to learn more about this society and legacy gift options, please contact Mollie Santee, Executive Director of the Foundation.

  • John (Jack) Anderson
  • Phyllis Bock*
  • Carol Bush
  • Naomi de N Boyer
  • Helen Dickey
  • Donald  Diehl
  • John B. Drisko
  • Rodger Dusinski*
  • Anna (Millie) Ettwein
  • Ruth B. Faix
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Figner
  • Evelyn Fogel
  • Jeanette A. Fulton
  • Clover B. Gannon
  • Martin & Nadine Gearhart
  • Mary E.R. Handwerk
  • Roy & Hilda Hansen
  • Alice W. Heller
  • Evelyn  Huth
  • Clara Johnson
  • Ethel I. Jones
  • Millicent Keim
  • Francis Knouss
  • Sally Laudenslayer
  • James & Joan McGinnis
  • Linda J. McMeekin *
  • Evadne Mitchell
  • Ruth Mitchell
  • Catharine L. Myers
  • Johanna Ott
  • Elda Reider
  • Leena Rinaldi *
  • Alice S. Rinker
  • Alberta F. Rose
  • Anna Sawyer
  • Halfred Smith *
  • Patricia Snyder
  • Helen Arlene Sofranko
  • Richard & Linda Solliday *
  • Catherine Weidner *
  • Murial Wilson

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