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Your gift to 2Life will change the aging paradigm.

When you make a gift to support the mission of 2Life Communities, you join a movement that’s changing the experience of aging for Boston-area seniors. You're sending a message that the oldest members of our community matter and that you value their wisdom, their experience and what they have to share. And, you’re helping to create vibrant, supportive communities where older adults can thrive. 

Whether you choose to donate to support our programs and services, a tribute gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, or you’d like to create a lasting legacy, your generosity will further our mission to provide older adults with connection, purpose and joy. Thank you for supporting the generations who’ve given us so much.

Honor and Memory Gifts

Making a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone special is a wonderful way to express how much you care while supporting 2Life. Your generosity creates dynamic communities where life is enriched with programs and services that empower older adults to live engaged, connected lives of purpose and joy.

Tribute gifts are wonderful options for birthday or holiday gifts, for bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Memorial gifts are given to remember a loved one in lieu of sending flowers.

When making a tribute gift, please include the following information:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Name of person and whether the gift is “in honor of” or “in memory of”
  • Name and address of person to be notified of your gift

Information for Obituaries
We are deeply grateful to those individuals who choose to direct donations to 2Life Communities upon their own passing or to honor the life of a loved one. If you would like to direct family and friends to make gifts to 2Life Communities in lieu of flowers, please notify us by calling 617-912-8468, so we can properly recognize and thank those who give.

Following is suggested wording for the obituary or other announcement:

In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be made to 2Life Communities, 30 Wallingford Road, Brighton, MA 02135 or online at 2LifeCommunities.org.

Campus Naming Opportunities

By naming a building, suite, or program, you can create a lasting reminder of your commitment to creating a better standard of living for older adults and know that your generosity will benefit generations to come. A named gift to 2Life Communities is also a prominent way to demonstrate your family’s or your company’s support of 2Life's mission. These gift opportunities may be paid over a period of years, or through a charitable trust, bequest or other estate plan.

Each 2Life Communities campus offers a range of naming opportunities. To learn more, contact our Fund Development team at 617-912-8468.

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Foundation and Corporate Giving

Foundations and corporations of all sizes and types generously support us in providing top quality affordable housing, services, and programs that make a real difference in the lives of our residents. To learn more about how you can support 2Life through grant funding, financial contributions, partnerships, sharing your expertise, or contributing in other ways, please email our Fund Development team or call Marian Milbauer at 617-912-8484.

Meet 2Life Communities' Fund Development Team.

Susan Appelbaum

Susan Appelbaum

Chief Development Officer
Susan is a well-known and well-respected figure in the regional non-profit world. With more than 30 years of non-profit fundraising, communications, and management experience both inside and outside the Jewish community, she has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating and running successful advancement departments. Key to her effectiveness are the many relationships she has forged with...
Katherine Bandrowski

Katherine Bandrowski

Donor Relations Officer
With international experience in education, communications and the arts, Katherine brings a unique perspective to our team. Before joining 2Life, Katherine worked as a teacher in the humanities and behavioral sciences. For the past eight years, she collaborated with Emory University's Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics Department in building and expanding an international program in...
Keyett Burton-Samuels

Keyett Burton-Samuels

Annual Fund Database Manager
Keyett plays an essential role in our organization by keeping track of the financial gifts that are so important to 2Life Communities. With nearly 20 years of experience in managing fundraising databases at leading non-profit organizations, she is eminently qualified. During her career, Keyett has served in similar positions at City Year, New England Baptist Hospital, The Women’s Lunch Place...
Susan Dickason Major Gifts Officer

Susan Dickason

Major Gifts Officer
Susan’s formative years took place – in part – in affordable, veteran’s housing just outside of Boston, where her Grandparents lived. Now – Susan is honored to come full-circle, bringing her talents and expertise to the housing space head-on. As a fundraiser for nearly two decades, Susan has championed access in areas of housing, social services, education and healthcare – raising funds for...
Diane Metzger

Diane Metzger

Campaign Manager
Diane loves to focus on building community, finding creative solutions to solve problems, and has the determination to overcome any obstacle. As a new member of the Fund Development Team, Diane brings a unique focus with her event planning background plus five years of “boots on the ground” experience as a Program Coordinator at 2Life's Golda Meir House. In previous roles, Diane managed small for...
Marian Milbauer

Marian Milbauer

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Marian has a remarkably broad perspective on the nonprofit and public sector world gained through more than 30 years of experience in grant writing, program planning, evaluation, research, data analysis, strategic planning, and training. Prior to joining 2Life Communities in 2016, Marian was the principal of Milbauer and Associates Consulting and Senior Associate with Navin Associates, consulting...
Paige Regan

Paige Regan

Fund Development Coordinator
Paige’s motivation is making a positive impact on the community around her. She recently graduated and brings a new perspective to 2Life’s Fund Development team. Paige was drawn to fundraising because she sees the effect that generating strong relationships within a community has on those who she is helping. At 2Life, She works closely with her team to ensure accuracy and track progress. Paige...
Jaymie Saks

Jaymie Saks

Director of Development
Jaymie is a dynamic development professional who understands that it’s all about developing relationships. That’s something she’d been doing successfully for more than 15 years in various leadership roles in business development, strategic planning, and management consulting. Since joining 2Life Communities in 2021, Jaymie has taken the lead in overseeing our annual fund and related events. Prior...

Contact our Fund Development Team

If you have any questions about giving to 2Life or how to structure a giving program that meets your goals, please contact Katherine Bandrowski at 617-912-8468 or use our contact form.