Shepherds Endowment Society

Today Good Shepherd Manor provides caring support for men with developmental disabilities — residential living, education, work opportunities, nursing and final care. These men are your neighbors, your sons, and your brothers.

Good Shepherd Manor will advance this caring program into the future, beyond the lifetimes of the Manor’s current supporters. You can assure perpetual support by participating with your friends in the Shepherds Endowment Society.


To serve the needs of developmentally disabled men and their families by assuring the long-term financial stability of Good Shepherd Manor.


Good Shepherd Manor will have a protected source of perpetual support for its residents to assure necessary programs and resources, quality of life, and dignified care during their lives and for future generations.

Giving for the future of Good Shepherd Manor is easy. Some advanced planning now can bring welcome support to the men of Good Shepherd Manor that will make a difference for many generations to come.

What You Should Know…

You can easily choose a method of participation that helps the mission and meets your own needs. We have two straight-forward programs to do that, lifetime gifts and deferred estate gifts.

Lifetime Gifts

These are outright donations of assets such as cash, securities, real estate, insurance or retirement benefits. For instructions to donate cash and stocks directly please click here.

Deferred Gifts

These gifts are generally conveyed upon the benefactor’s death by bequest. They can also include 401K, 403B, IRA’s or other qualified plans by designating the Shepherds Endowment Society as beneficiary. The latter are especially easy to execute and may have tax advantages.

For more information, contact Amy Carmack at 815-472-3090 or









The Shepherds Endowment Society encourages and invites you to consider a gift at one of five membership levels. Each level of membership corresponds to the titles of those who attended and watched over the Christ Child at Bethlehem.

Deferred Gift Lifetime Gift
Innkeepers $30,000 $15,000
Angels $60,000 $30,000
Archangels $100,000 $50,000
Magi $250,000 $125,000
Guiding Stars $500,000 $250,000
Protectors of the Innocent $1,000,000 $500,000

You Can Start Today…

  • Make sure you have an updated will or living trust. Please remember the Shepherds Endowment Society in these documents.
  • Think beyond cash… you can leave stocks, real estate, insurance policies, and personal property.
  • Make the Shepherds Endowment Society a beneficiary of your life insurance, pension plan, or qualified plans.



Roger A. Nelson


The Burton Family
Jack & Marge Hayes
Bill* & Helen* McAllister
The Foster-Makolondra Family


Albert J. LaVezzi
Elizabeth A. Marcoux
Tom & Judy Herbstritt
Joseph* & Margaret* Maher
The Harold Sikkema Family*
Joseph* & James Baier Family
Edmund T. & Irene K. Yenshaw
Bud* & Ginny Webber and Family


Lucille* Dujsik
Virginia M. Kelly
Dean & Jean Hill Family
Irving & Vivian Skolnick
Rose & James Murnane
Mrs. Edward B. Starke
The Rex Hartman Family
Ralph A.* & Lucille B. Smith
Alan Liska & Heather Liska
Orville Wolter & Dale Rosenbrock Family
The Family of Helene, Jack* &  Jackie  Sullivan                                       Jim & Peg Dunlavy


Betty* Rathbun
Jim & Marcia Czerwionka
Lawrence* & Stella* Spitz
Laura Steinle Kreft
Fr. John Antczak*












Ed & Sue Eltzroth
Bruce & Mary Fitzpatrick
Ernst* & Isabelle Biesemier
The Family of Tom Kinsella
The Robert* A. Golden Family
Dennis* & Carol Morse and Families
Ray* & Sylvia* Termenas and Family
Dave & Cheryl Bramer
The Morey Family


JoAnn Sheehan
Leonard* J. Zurek
James* P. Vickers
The Leonard Trust
Bob* & Judy O’Loughlin
The Jeff Harris Family
The Stanley* Brafman Trust
Raymond* & Dora* Runde
John* & Mary* Wild Family
John E. & Connie Munnelly Family


The Family of John* Wickey
Dodie Cunningham
Agnes* Jean Kinsella
Fr. Donald C. Kocher
Mort & Shurlee Oman
Robert & Catherine Taibl
Herb and Catherine Conard
The Iwanski Family
David L. Hegg, M.D.
Mary E. Johnson
The Eldon Schultz Family
The Paul Warrick Family
The Charles Lindberg Family
The Pommier Family



* Deceased