Disciples Church Extension Fund

Oakland, CA: September 18, 2014

The Annual Fundraising Celebration hosted by Christian Church Homes (CCH) was a smashing success as internationally renowned actress and humanitarian, Ms. Rita Moreno addressed hundreds of distinguished attendees on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Oakland.

During the evening, key supporters were recognized for their contribution to the CCH mission. Disciples Church Extension Fund received the Partner Award while the Community Award was given to Enterprise Community Partners. CCH also honored its resident centenarians.

CCH Vice President of Philanthropy and Mission Implementation, John Rodenberg states,

“It was truly heart-warming and inspiring to see the genuine love and pledged support for affordable housing. We are very grateful to Ms. Moreno, our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who came out to help us raise the visibility of this important issue. The overwhelming support of the event that night will help us continue the mission to provide More Than A Home.”

Disciples Church Extension Fund Vice President Bill Singer, who accepted the Partner Award on behalf of the ministry, says,

“Disciples Church Extension Fund is honored to share Christian Church Homes’ commitment to building homes where dignity thrives and looks forward to continuing this valued partnership in the years ahead.”

CCH celebrated its 53-year commitment to seniors of limited means and highlighted progress made to increase the quantity of affordable housing in the Bay Area and across the country.

DCEF is represented at the CCH Gala by (from left) Ellen Mitchell, Melissa and Bill Singer, Mary Beight and Bridget Steen.

Established in 1961, Christian Church Homes is a non-profit organization that has been building and managing affordable housing communities where seniors can live and thrive in the comfort of their own home. As a ministry within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), CCH has grown to over 59 caring communities that are More Than A Home to residents in five states. These communities benefit more than 6,300 seniors, as well as the local neighborhoods, towns and cities in which they live. Working with national, regional and local government agencies, investors and donors, CCH is striving to create or preserve 10,000 affordable homes for seniors in the next 10 years. Visit www.cchnc.org for more information.

Disciples Church Extension Fund is a 130-year-old financial ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that helps congregations focus on the use of capital resources for ministry and mission by offering building funding and planning solutions that include loans for property purchase, renovation or new construction; investment opportunities; architectural and design consultation; capital fundraising; relocation services and other capital planning services.


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