Engage. Empower. Enrich. A Campaign for the Portage Community Senior Center

The Portage Community Senior Center provides joy and companionship to Portage and Kalamazoo County adults over the age of 50.  Established in 1979, the Center opened its doors at its present location in 1982.  In 2017, the 7,200-square-foot facility served more than 2,200 individuals aged 50 and over – 58% from the city of Portage and 42% from throughout the greater Kalamazoo county region.  

As membership continues to grow, and with the coming wave of baby boomers, the Portage Community Senior Center has begun planning for this larger and more dynamic older adult population.  To service this future demand for a higher level of programming, activities and amenities, we are kicking off our capital campaign – Engage. Empower. Enrich

Over the next year, a group of dedicated community leaders will work to raise $5.5 million in charitable gifts as part of this unique public/private partnership with the City of Portage.  The City of Portage has committed to a dollar for dollar match of donations, up to $5.5 million, for the construction of a new 32,000-square-foot Portage Community Senior Center in the heart of the Portage City Centre.

With a successful campaign, we will better serve our older adult population by offering services that Engage them in a more meaningful way, Empower them to live healthier and fulfilling lives, and Enrich the well-being of our entire community.

Our campaign has been endorsed by the Friends of the Portage Senior Center, Senior Citizen Advisory Board, as well as the local Area Agency on Aging and Senior Services of Southwest Michigan.

We ask for your help to make this vision a reality.  Please join us in supporting Engage. Empower. Enrich.  Help us continue our mission: To provide an enhanced lifestyle of personal growth, health, friendship and independence for our adults aged 50 and over.

Sarah BakerStephanakSarah R. Baker  Jim Stephanak
Co-Chair            Co-Chair

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