Independent Living

Phone: 215-697-8086

Personal Care

Phone: 215-697-8031

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

Phone: 215-697-8005

General Inquiries: (215) 697-8000
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As a nonprofit organization, we take great pride in our commitment to continually enhance programs and services and improve the well-being of our residents.  Our mission, to provide a caring senior living community that gives residents the opportunity to live their highest possible quality of life, has helped countless people over the last 130-plus years.

Our ability to innovate, maintain excellence, and facilitate change is a growing expense that depends largely on the philanthropic support from generous individuals, corporations, and foundations – for which we thank you wholeheartedly!

Ways to Give

  • Tribute Giving – Commonly given in memory of or in honor of loved ones. We also memorialize tributes in the form of engraved bricks placed along the walkway in our garden.
  • Planned or “Legacy” Giving – A planned gift is a donation that earns an income during the donor’s lifetime and is received by PPH after the donor’s death. These gifts primarily come in the form of a bequest or through a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA). Donors who make planned gifts are visionaries and are inducted as members of The Heritage Society of PPH.
  • Employee Giving Program (Adopt-a-Resident) – Each year a growing number of employees give back to PPH by contributing a portion of their earnings through payroll deduction to give back to the area of greatest need, Benevolent Care, or make a gift to the Adopt-A-Resident program. Adopt-A-Resident helps pay for everyday essentials such as toiletries, pajamas, slippers and clothing for residents in Personal Care who often are receiving Benevolent Care and need additional support.
  • Grants – From time to time PPH receives grants to support capital projects, and non-budgeted programs and equipment.
  • PPH Special Events – Each year we host major fundraising event with an exciting theme. The event offers sponsorship opportunities on the corporate and patron level, as well as a raffle drawing and live and silent auctions. Our special event further enhances our partnership with corporate partners and area businesses.
  • Amazon Smile – When you shop on and designate “The Philadelphia Protestant Home” as your charitable organization, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to PPH.
  • Matching Gifts – Many employers match charitable contributions made to PPH. When making a donation, be sure to check with your employer’s Human Resources department to ask if they match gifts and what steps they require.

The Bergdoll Society

The Bergdoll Society, established in 2005, recognizes donors who have given contributions toward our spring and fall appeals, tribute and guardian angel gifts, and gifts through our employee giving program that total $500 or more as well as loyal donors who have given to PPH for the past 10 or more consecutive years. The Society is named for Elizabeth Bergdoll whose bequest of $15,000 in 1898 was used to purchase land that today is our beautiful, expansive senior living community!

2021 PPH Bergdoll Society Donor Display

2020 PPH Bergdoll Society Donor Display

View our 2020 annual report, Crisis | Connection, to learn how contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations impact the PPH mission.


For more information on ways to give to PPH, please call our Fund Development department at 215-697-8586 or DONATE NOW through our secure donation form. For tax purposes, PPH’s Identification number is 23-1396804

What Residents Say

"In my two years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.….especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of residents Jack & Bernice Segal

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