McCready-Telford Foundation

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“A Legacy to build on . . .”

Incorporated in 2004, the McCready-Telford Foundation offers giving opportunities to support various projects benefiting residents who live at McCready Manor, Telford Terrace, and ultimately, the entire St. Andrews Retirement Community. Donations are designated for either a particular campaign/project or categorized as undesignated for the General Endowment Fund. An on-going “wish list” of needs and enhancements for the campus is managed by the Board of Directors. The Foundation’s Board strives to advance the mission of McCready Manor and Telford Terrace while achieving mutually agreed upon goals.

Collective support from donors have made it possible to provide the following: walking trails; outdoor benches; outdoor signage; assistance with purchasing a handicap van; an emergency generator; laundry room equipment; assistance installing the emergency call system; floor covering in the lobby and private dining room of McCready Manor; and, most recently, a split-screen camera monitory system for Telford Terrace. When you make a gift to the McCready-Telford Foundation you are certain you are making a difference for all the individuals who call St. Andrews Retirement Community home. Each gift, regardless of the size or purpose is useful and appreciated. Overall, this community owes its existence to personal and financial assistance from many people over the years.

“A Gift Today Ensures a Strong Tomorrow”

Hannah Gentry w great granddaugher daughter and granddaugher 2016

Mission Statement:

To support, promote and advance mutual goals of the McCready Manor and Telford Terrace community by managing and allocating endowment funds through fundraising and philanthropic giving programs.

Operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit, donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

Striving to generate revenue, increase community awareness, and develop resources in order to fulfill its mission, the Foundation is administered by an Executive Director and governed by volunteers serving on the Board of Directors.

How Funds are Utilized:

General Endowment Fund

Capital Campaigns and Projects


Ways to Help and Participate: 
  • Individual Contributions: Gifts of cash or checks (made payable to the McCready-Telford Foundation) are always welcome. Additionally, online giving is available through PayPal or by using any major credit card. (please use the “Donate” button below and to the left for your convenience).
  • Memorials: Many individuals choose to make a lasting tribute to their loved one by donating “In Memory Of” gifts. All donor names are provided to the family for their acknowledgement.
  • Tree of Life Displays at McCready Manor and Telford Terrace:

McCready Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Recognition Displays are in both McCready Manor and Telford Terrace. Donors’ gifts of $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 may have a golden leaf inscribed with the donor’s name, or be used to honor or memorialize someone else.


  • Kroger Community Rewards:

Kroger Community Rewards graphicAn ongoing fundraiser that truly adds up is the Kroger Community Rewards program. Simply by linking your Kroger Plus Card to the Foundation, they will donate 5% of all your eligible purchases at NO out of pocket expense to you.

Link your card to McCready-Telford Foundation #53581.

This does not change your gasoline savings or any other offer. You have two primary ways to register: (have your Kroger Plus Card handy for the number on the back)

1. Visit: and create your account

2. Call: 800-576-4377 – Option #3

3. Contact (859)625-1400 for assistance in signing up.

  • Vehicle Donation: An easy way to donate an unused or unwanted vehicle

Vehicle Donation

  • Note Cards:

Sketch McCready ManorHelm Roberts, Architect, provided his rendering of McCready Manor for these 5 ½” x 4 ¼” notecards. They are blank inside ready for your personal message and include mailing envelopes. All proceeds benefit the McCready-Telford Foundation. The suggested donation is $5.00 for five or $8.00 for ten. They are available by contacting Foundation staff.


Legacy Society Membership:

2017 Legacy Society Members

The Board established the McCready-Telford Foundation Legacy Society on October 21, 2010. Donors are recognized for giving through:

  • A bequest in a will for any amount (undesignated)
  • A one-time gift of $10,000 or more (undesignated)
  • Cumulative giving over the years amounting to $10,000 or more to the general Endowment (undesignated)

An Annual Recognition event is given to honor our Legacy Members.   Members have their names recognized in perpetuity on a special plaque located in the lobby at McCready Manor.  

Please inform us if you have already included the Foundation in your will.


During the snowy January of 2010, we joined the McCready Manor family.  We were embraced with warmest of greetings.  We thank you for providing this wonderful, comfortable place and program.  For the evident foresight, planning and continuing devotion to the mission, we are deeply grateful.  We endorse and hope to continue to support the goals of the McCready-Telford Foundation.  Thank you for including our names in the Legacy Society.  We thank our Heavenly Father for these many blessings.”

– Doris and Al

We are here to Exceed your Expectations is the moto and you will find it written on many of the walls here.  I thank God every day that I have such a wonderful home and for the care I receive.  I want to show my appreciation by supporting this wonderful organization.  Please join me in making a bequest to provide future funds.  My expectations are exceeded!”

– Betty

Planned Giving:

(Each planned gift is unique and requires special attention.  The Foundation staff will attempt to answer any questions you may have.  As with any planned giving, a professional personal Financial Advisor should be contacted.)

  1. Gifts that do not impact Cash Flow, Lifestyle, or Family Security:                                                                                      

a.  Gifts from your Will or Trust (also known as Bequests): Please be aware a Codicil (an amendment to your existing will) is an easy way to update your will.
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Note:  St. Andrews Place, Inc. was founded thanks to a bequest in the will of Stephen French McCready.  It reads:

“To First Presbyterian Church at Richmond, Kentucky, in memory of my beloved wife, Isabel Bennett McCready, to be used to found or enlarge or endow a nursing and retirement home.”

We know first-hand, the importance of bequests.  They are an easy way to give simply by adding a codicil (an amendment) to your will.

Since no money is given during the donor’s lifetime, a bequest does not alter one’s current cash flow or finances.  It is a safe “investment” for the future of McCready Manor and Telford Terrace.

a.  Stock and Appreciated Securities

b.  Life Insurance – Lifetime Gifts and Estate Distributions

c.  Business Interests, Closely-Held Stock, Partnerships

d.  Tangible Personal Property

e.  Real Estate

f.  Retirement Plan – Lifetime Gifts and Estate Distributions

g.  Donor Advised Funds

  1. Gifts that Pay Income:

a.  Charitable Gift Annuities

b.  Charitable Remainder Unitrusts and Annuity Trusts

c.  Flip Unitrusts

d.  Pooled Income Funds

  1. Gifts that Protect Assets:

a.  Charitable Bargain Sales and Lead Trusts

b.  Retained Life Estates

Recognition of All Gifts:

A permanent record is maintained at the Foundation Office.  Each person making a gift or bequest is recognized in print through our monthly newsletter.  The donor’s name is only listed.  If the gift is categorized as Legacy, an annual recognition event is held honoring the members.


Fundraising Calendar of Events:

Annual Appeal – The first general/annual appeal was held October through December 2016

The second Annual Appeal was October through December 2017.  Donations are welcomed and encouraged throughout the year.  

Annual Concert – The first concert was hosted at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 24, 2017, starting at 3:00 p.m. Musicians were:  Joyce Hall Wolf, soprano with Edgar Gonsales, piano; The Jesselin Piano Quintet; and, Beth Kleppinger, piano and organ.  Sponsorships and donations from the day of the event gathered $12,057.  These funds provided the ability to purchase and install the new split-screen camera monitoring system for Telford Terrace.