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“The Results of Philanthropy are beyond calculation.” – Miriam Beard, American Historian

Just like our Celebration of Life Bell, this sentiment rings clearly throughout the campus of Franke Tobey Jones.  As a not-for-profit organization, FTJ provides senior residential services, a supportive continuum of care and innovative community outreach.  There is profound beauty in all of us coming together through philanthropic endeavors to honor the mission of our founder, Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones.  Your gifts ensure FTJ continues to enrich and uplift the quality of life for seniors, both who reside at FTJ and in our community.

Support of the Annual Fund allows Franke Tobey Jones to sustain meaningful programs and services and allows greater flexibility for immediate needs.  Gifts of all amounts make a powerful difference and are deeply appreciated.

Thank you for your support!


Ways to Give…

Make a Gift and Make a Difference

Support from donors like you enable Franke Tobey Jones to provide programs and services filled with activities, education and personal enrichment of residents and adults throughout the South Sound.

Franke Tobey Jones is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 senior living organization.  We are not affiliated with any church or parent company and are governed by a dedicated Board of Directors who continue to strengthen our mission of making every day meaningful for seniors in our community.

Your contribution can be designated specifically to one or more of the charitable programs listed below:


Where Need is Greatest – allows greater flexibility for immediate needs and directly uplifts FTJ services and programs.

Senior University – offers a wealth of programs for lifelong learning.

Wellness/Fitness – keeps our area seniors active in mind, body and spirit through exercise and education programs.

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center – provides an invaluable gathering place for activities, exercise, wellness checks, meals and friendship.

Charitable Subsidy – assists our residents who through no fault of their own, can no longer afford the coast of care.

Employee Scholarship – helps employees who are seeking further educational goals.


Please specify which fund(s) you would like to direct your gift.

Donate by Check

Checks should be made payable to Franke Tobey Jones or Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center and mailed to:

Franke Tobey Jones

Attn:  Philanthropy Office
5340 North Bristol
Tacoma, WA 98407

Donate Online

If you prefer to use a credit card, you can make a gift online utilizing our online donation form.


Special Tributes and In Memory

We are honored to help you remember a loved one or recognize someone special in your life.  Please include the personal tribute with your monetary gift.

Stock Donations

Donated stock is easily transferrable and an excellent gifting option.  If you would like to donate stocks or bonds, please contact our Philanthropy Office at (253) 756-6297.

Planned Giving 

Planned gifts, no matter the size, have the power to change lives for generation to come.  Whatever your charitable goals, we can show you how you can make a gift that benefits you and your loved ones as well as sustaining our mission to enrich and extend the quality of life for seniors and make each day meaningful.


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.


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