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Help Build Our Seniors a New Future

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The David Geffen Foundation Joins Rona Barrett Foundation to Support Affordable Senior Housing
June 16, 2016

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THE STORY:

Why Gray Matters?
A Special Invitation to be solve the crisis of housing and services for vulnerable seniors. Your donation supports the innovative Golden Inn & Village, a community-based housing solution for low-income seniors. 

How can a book help?
On January 29th nearly 200 hopeful seniors, who on average survive on a fixed income of just $800 - $1,000 a month, stood in line to apply for affordable residency at the Golden Inn & Village.

Just as personal and probing as her celebrity interviews, Rona “tells all” in these 55+ thought-provoking, funny and useful insights on issues that matter.

Hollywood’s Variety magazine called Rona Barrett “the lady who turned entertainment coverage into big biz.”

“Gray Matters aims to create conversation around aging, our country’s seniors and those who care for and about them.” –Rona Barrett

Gray Matters  (coming fall 2016!)  will also help create conversation around ages - for people of all ages. 

Every donation level unlocks your immediate download of the Gray Matters Preview Book (a link will be included in your donation receipt email)

Samples in the Preview include:

Trumpeting Our Role as Guardian Angels: If not for my ‘udder mudders,’ my guardian angels, I would never have made it.

Fears of a Clown: He’s [Robin Williams] out of the headlines now, but still on my mind – for personal reasons.

SAY WHAT? A Male Decibel-Measuring Contest: Rona’s Hearing Test for Men Over 50. I said, RONA’S HEARING TEST FOR… never mind.

About the Golden Inn & Village: Affordable Housing for Seniors

The first ever Golden Inn & Village is an innovative model for community-based senior housing and supportive services, opening in Santa Ynez Valley, California this summer. The Golden Inn aims to be a solution to the crisis in affordable senior housing now growing in every community in our country – in your community. Your support of the Golden Inn & Village will also help create the potential to replicate this solution in every community where our vulnerable seniors face this dire need.

Donate today to support the Golden Inn & Village, an innovation in affordable housing and services for seniors in need.

*Nothing But The Truth DVDs, a reward at the $150 donation level while supplies last, are available by donation from Rona Barrett Enterprises to the Rona Barrett Foundation.

With your help we can make a difference in the lives of seniors who need to know they are not forgotten in their golden years.

About Rona Barrett:

For more than 30 years, Rona Barrett was a pioneering entertainment reporter, commentator and producer. Since 2000, after caring for her own father as his health failed, she has focused her attention and career on the growing crisis of housing and support for our aging population. She is the founder and CEO of the Rona Barrett Foundation, the catalyst behind the innovative model for affordable senior housing, the Golden Inn & Village.

Rona Barrett’s personal involvement has also provided opportunities for recognition and awareness for critical programs, issues, and policy at the national level and in the communities where our seniors are served.

Foundation mission:

The nonprofit Rona Barrett Foundation seeks to provide a solution to affordable housing and supportive services for seniors in need with the development of the Golden Inn & Village, where seniors may access a variety of care that meets their needs as they age in place.

There is still time for the nation to prepare for the evolving needs of older adults by expanding the supply of housing that is affordable, safe, and accessible; providing opportunities for older adults to connect socially yet live independently; and integrating housing and long-term care services to support those aging in private homes. These changes will improve not only quality of life for older adults, but also the livability of communities for people of all ages. Given the scale of the challenges ahead, the time to act is now. – Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard Universtiy

Other Ways To Help

Even if you can't donate, you can still help!

  • Share our campaign on social media…and like the Rona Barrett Foundation Facebook page!
  • Email a link to this page to people you know who may be able to make a financial contribution
  • Visit www.ronabarrettfoundation.org to learn more about the need and the solution to affordable housing for seniors
  • Share your time: spend time with your senior loved ones, friends, parents or grandparents and volunteer at your local senior center!

Keep thinking the good thoughts!  

luv,
Rona

$887

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yreka Sisson

     

  • In honor and tribute to Rona

    $200

  • Doug Gray, Gray Matters Presents

    $100

  • Joyce c Johnson

    $75

  • Suzanne Danielson

    $27

  • Ruth O'Brien

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $50

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4% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donation Levels

All prizes available while supplies last


Book Preview Download

  • Receive a 3-chapter Gray Matters Preview Book download.
  • We’ll share the joy with a shout out about your support on Facebook and Twitter

Donate $10

Gray Matters Book

  • 1 Gray Matters book (available Fall 2016)
  • Preview Book download
  • Social shout out

Donate $25

Autographed Book

  • 1 Gray Matters book signed by Rona Barrett
  • Preview Book download
  • Social shout out

Donate $50

Autographed Books

  • 3 Gray Matters books signed by Rona Barrett
  • Preview Book download
  • Social shout out

Donate $75

Custom Dedication

  • 1 Gray Matters book with custom dedication (provide name & dedication text or name and “Surprise Me” dedication – for yourself or as a gift)
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $100

Custom Dedication & DVD

  • 1 book with custom dedication
  • Rona Barrett: Nothing But The Truth DVD
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $150

Custom Dedication books

  • 5 books, each with custom dedications
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $500

40 books

  • 40 books shipped to you or direct to your chosen senior center, senior living community or other organization (based in U.S.)

Donate $1,000

Golden Star Studio
Plaque & Book

  • “Golden Star” studio plaque (this is an actual plaque installed at the Golden Inn & Village)*
  • 1 book with custom dedication
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $2,500

Golden Star Bedroom Plaque & Book

  • "Golden Star” 1-bedroom plaque (this is an actual plaque installed at the Golden Inn & Village)
  • 1 book with custom dedication
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $5,000

Name Listed in
Gray Matters Book

  • Your name or dedication listed in first edition of the book
  • 1 book with custom dedication
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $10,000

Individual Dedication Page

  • Individual dedication page included in first edition of the book–(this book made possible in part by YOUR NAME, in honor or in in memory of NAME)
  • 1 book with custom dedication
  • Preview Book download
  • A Thank You listed on Rona Barrett Foundation website
  • Social shout out

Donate $25,000

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

In memory of our mother, Rhoda 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In memory of my mother, Rhoda 2 years ago

Ruth O'Brien

Ruth O'Brien

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Suzanne Danielson

Suzanne Danielson

DONATION: $27

2 years ago

Joyce c Johnson

Joyce c Johnson

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Doug Gray, Gray Matters Presents

Doug Gray, Gray Matters Presents

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

In honor and tribute to Rona

In honor and tribute to Rona

DONATION: $200

In honor and tribute 2 years ago

Yreka Sisson

Yreka Sisson

We're all in this together! 2 years ago