Inspired to donate toward a specific gift? We’ve created a Wish List of special items that make a real and tangible difference in the lives of residents and those we serve in the local community. Any dollar amount is appreciated and can be designated to help fund a specific item. Let us know what you would like your donation to help make possible.
Coach Bus for Long-distance Activities (About $90,000)
As we get older, it can be challenging to take long-distance trips. With a bus, Marquardt Village can make it easy for friends and neighbors to enjoy traveling and sightseeing again. We’ll coordinate the details and do all the driving. Residents can enjoy the freedom of exploring cultural, historic and entertainment opportunities near and far.
Watertown Wagon (About $10,000)
We will utilize this wagon outfitted with seats for fun rides around campus and to participate in local parades. The wagon has seven rows of seating to accommodate 25 to 30 people.
Batteries for Automated External Defibrillators (AED) (About $175 each, every three years)
AEDs save lives. The portable electronic device automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and treats them by applying electricity to reestablish a lifesaving heart rhythm. Marquardt Village has 14 units throughout the community.
Items for Resident Auctions (about $400)
Residents earn “auction dollars” at events throughout the year. They use them to bid on items such as stamps, snacks and holiday decorations at live auctions organized by our activities staff. It’s a favorite!
Hymnals for Worship Services ($12 per book, $1,200 total)
Residents and guest can participate in worship services by following along in the provided hymnals.
Paraments (About $7,000)
To transform the Auditorium into a space for worship, we will adorn the room with paraments.
Worship Center Supplies (About $8,000 per year)
Pulpit supplies, flowers, candles, and communion supplies, such as juice and wine, utilized for worship services in the Auditorium will need to be restocked throughout the year.
Hand-Made Cross (About $10,000)
This 4 foot by 8-foot steel cross will adorn the exterior of the Auditorium and serve as an architectural focal point for the building.
Auditorium Sound System, Stage Lighting and Screen (About $25,000)
This equipment allows us to ensure all residents are able to participate in and experience programs held in the Auditorium. Projected images will provide assistance for viewing, and the recorded programs will air on the Marquardt Village TV channel for all residents to enjoy.
Auditorium Chairs ($400 per chair, $56,000 total)
The room will seat approximately 140 people. We will provide our residents and guests with a comfortable place to sit during events and worship services.
Please make contributions payable to:
Marquardt Foundation, Inc.
1045 Hill Street
Watertown, WI 53098
For more information about donating, contact Cheryl Porior-Mayhew, Chief Development Officer, at (920) 206-4000 or email@example.com.