The Tree of Life
Throughout history, trees have stood as symbols of life. Meadows Tree of Life is a beautifully hand-carved original sculpture designed by renowned artist Sanford Werfel of New Jersey. It is fitting that the original Tree of Life (located in the West Lobby) and the second Tree of Life (located in the Second Floor Lobby), took root through generous gifts and memorials.
The purpose of the Tree of Life is to provide recognition for families, individuals, churches, organizations and corporations for their generous gifts to Meadows. The tree contains leaves made of brushed satin, doves and sculptured stones. Each leaf, dove and stone are engraved with the donor's name or a memorial inscription recognizing the various gifting levels.
As of January 1, 2017, the gift ranges are as follows:
Bronze leaf: $1,000 - $1,999
Silver leaf: $2,000 - $3,499
Gold leaf: $3,500 - $5,999
Brass dove: $6,000 - $9,999
Contributor stones: $10,000 and above
Leaves, doves and stones can be obtained in a variety of ways, including: memorial gifts at the time of someone's passing, cash gifts, gift annuities, gifts in kind, estates and trusts, bequests, corporate or foundation gifts, or matching gifts through employer programs.
Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
For more information contact Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community at (309) 747-2702.
Meadows is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Meadows welcomes people of all faiths and beliefs.
Meadows is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Meadows offers options to those in need of financial assistance. Ask about our Trinity Fund.