Why Give

Over 150 years ago, a group of New Haven women gathered together to respond to a community need.  They pooled their resources and opened the Home for the Friendless.  That was just the start of Mary Wade, and even today they continue to serve our older citizens through the original mission-driven vision. 

Mary Wade has always upheld their commitment to Philanthropy and giving back.  We continue to serve new generations of older adults by the ongoing charitable contributions that strengthen our community.


  • Annual Giving – Contributions are welcomed at any time of the year for unrestricted use or set for a particular program. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, your gift can also be made in honor or memory of them. 
  • Impact Giving – You can support a program with a gift of $5,000 or more to make a significant impact.
  • Corporate and Business Sponsorships – Support Mary Wade’s mission with sponsorship and in turn, receive benefits. 
  • Planned Giving – Making a planned gift allows you to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime, while enjoying financial benefits for yourself and meeting your philanthropic goals.   The 1866 Legacy Society at Mary Wade recognizes individuals who have remembered us in their estate plans.  Members receive regular updates from the President & CEO and are invited to an annual luncheon with special keynote speakers.
  • Gifts-In-Kind – Mary Wade welcomes donations of services or items that help us fulfill our mission. Any gifts can include but are not limited to food, supplies for special events and auctions, office equipment, furnishings, or related items. Based on the IRS policy, all gifts must be valued by the donor.


Donors and Sponsors receive our bi-annual newsletters and Annual Reports which provide important news and updates about Mary Wade and our community.

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2021
Annual Report 2020
Annual Report 2019
Annual Report 2018
Newsletter – Summer/Fall 2019


Mary Wade Home, Inc. is a tax-exempt charitable organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut.  All gifts to Mary Wade are tax-deductible up to the full extent of the law. 


Mary Anne Stchur
Vice President of Advancement

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Krista Casso
Advancement Assistant

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Kara Hunter
Director of Marketing & Communications

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Alicia A. Condon, MBA
Senior Grant Writer

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