Make a Gift to Our Non Profit Senior Living Community

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Thank you for your interest in supporting Franke Tobey Jones’ mission through a financial gift.

Ways to Give

Gifts can be made now, during your lifetime, or through your estate.

Donate by Check

When donating to our non profit senior living community by check, please specify how you would like to direct your gift: Continuing Care, Employee Scholarships, Our Place Memory Care, Health Care Activities, Wellness Program, Point Defiance~Ruston Senior Center, Senior University or Where The Need Is Greatest. Checks should be made payable to “Franke Tobey Jones” or “Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center.”

Mail your check to:
Philanthropy Office
Franke Tobey Jones
5340 North Bristol
Tacoma, WA 98407

Donate Online

You may donate to our non profit senior living community and retirement home in Tacoma with a credit card by using our online donation form.

Donate Stocks

To make a gift through stocks, please contact our Philanthropy Office at (253) 756-6297.

Special Tributes

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of someone special, or in recognition of a special occasion. Simply include a note indicating the tribute with your gift.

Planned Giving Options

A planned gift is simply a contribution that requires some planning regarding not only the benefit to charity, but also the financial implications for you and your loved ones. If you are considering a planned gift to Franke Tobey Jones non profit senior living community, you have many possibilities from which to choose, including:

  • Bequests
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Retained life estate agreements

To learn more about planned giving options or to receive sample language to include in your will, please contact Shelley Harris, Director of Philanthropy, at (253) 756-6297 or by email at  Franke Tobey Jones’ Tax Identification Number is 91-0575957.

Endowment Gifts

To make a gift to an Endowed Fund or to create a new Named Endowed Fund, please contact Shelley Harris, Director of Philanthropy, at (253) 756-6297 or by email at

Our Nonprofit Status

Franke Tobey Jones is an independent, non profit senior living organization in Tacoma, registered as a charitable corporation with the State of Washington and classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity. We are not affiliated with any church, parent company, or other organization. We are governed entirely by our Board of Directors, made up of dedicated community volunteers. All monies received by Franke Tobey Jones, whether from gifts to Franke Tobey Jones or from charges for services provided, are used to continue operations and fulfill our not-for-profit mission: to enrich and extend the quality of life for seniors in our retirement community in Tacoma.

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