McLean is fortunate to have so many families, friends and neighbors who have been reaching out to ask what they can do to help during this unsettling time.

Flowers, cards and “Thank You” signs, as well as the meals delivered for staff, help to brighten our days and remind us that we are all in this together.

We deeply appreciate any donation to help us at this time.

Personal Protective Equipment
McLean needs the following items:

  • Face shields
  • N95 masks
  • surgical masks
  • gloves
  • gowns
  • homemade face masks


Please call Vickie Dirienzo, Director of Development at 860.658.3702 or to arrange all donations. These items can then be left on the table under the McLean awning at 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT. All items must be clearly marked so that we know where to deliver them. Please include your name and contact information so we can thank you!

For Our Heroes
Our Health Care staff is amazing. If you would like to recognize them here are two ways:

  • Food Donations for Staff: If you are interested in providing lunch or goodies to support our staff, we are accepting individual boxed or wrapped meals. We ask that the delivery be made at 11:30 am to accommodate the health care staff. To coordinate a food deliveries please contact Kate Senn, Director of Dining Services at 860.658.3935 or
  • COVID 19 Fund for Staff: The hours that our health care workers are working are long. McLean is committed to its employees by making a COVID-19 Pandemic Bonus Differential to staff. If you would like to contribute to a staff fund to say “Thank You” please visit and in the dedication line note “staff.”

Questions: Please call Vickie Dirienzo at 860.658.3702 or

All gifts will be recognized.

The CARES Act Provides Tax Relief for Donors in 2020

  1. For those who do not itemize: A $300 “above-the-line” deduction can be taken for cash donations made in 2020.
  2. For those who do itemize:
    • If you itemize on Schedule A of your tax return, you can claim a deduction for your charitable donations. However, the amount you can deduct for cash contributions is generally limited to 60% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Any cash donations over that amount can be carried over for up to five years and deducted later.
    • The CARES Act lifts the 60% of AGI limit for cash donations made in 2020 (although there’s still a 100% of AGI limit on all charitable contributions). That means itemizers can deduct more of their charitable cash contributions this year, which will hopefully boost charitable giving. As with the new above-the-line deduction, donations to donor advised funds and supporting organizations don’t count. (Kiplinger Website)
  3. Corporate giving limitations increased from 10% of taxable income to 25%.

Please check with your financial consultant to determine the impact of these changes.

The Many Ways to Support McLean

Thanks to the generous donations and selfless volunteer hours from people just like you, we’re able to provide, enhance, and sustain independence and the quality of life through our integrated health care services and campus community.

Whether it’s attending a fundraising event, joining our dedicated auxiliary, making a financial gift or becoming a volunteer, we count on your support for maintaining the standards for which McLean is known.

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the outdoor gazebo and sitting area at McLean, a senior living community in Simsbury, CT a group of residents at McLean senior living community learning about flowers in the community's greenhouse a group of McLean volunteers wearing hard hats

Donations of all sizes, small and large, enhance quality of life, support expert and compassionate medical care, and sustain independence and quality of life.

The McLean Development Office is part of the McLean Affiliates, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Make Your Gift Online
We make it easy to donate to McLean through a secure online contribution. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Donate Online Now

To Donate by Check
Please make your check payable to McLean and send it to: McLean Development Office, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

To Make a Gift of Stock.
It’s easy to make a stock gift to McLean. Give us a call and we’ll provide you or your broker with the information needed to complete the transaction. Your gift will be credited on the day it’s received and will be valued at that day’s mean average. For more information or to make a stock donation, please call 860-658-3702 or email

To learn more about making a gift or to explore planned giving options please contact the McLean Development Office at 860-658-3702 or complete the Contact Us form and direct your comments and questions to Giving Opportunities.

Planned gifts are hard at work, every day and in every way. These gifts provide quality-of-life programs for the entire McLean community. For more information please visit Gifts that Keep on Giving.

  • David J. Bordonaro (President, McLean)
  • Debra Feldman
  • Judith A. Fitzgerald
  • Robert K. Griffin
  • Rebecca May
  • Mark Murnane
  • Brewster Perkins
  • Victor Rush
  • Jane Stevenson

The Senator McLean Legacy Society recognizes individuals who’ve included McLean Health Care or the McLean Game Refuge in their will or through a planned gift.

Senator George P. McLeanSenator McLean cared deeply about the health and vitality of our community and the protection of wildlife. His grand and encompassing vision continues to thrive, thanks to McLean’s donor community.

Our members share in the mission and vision of Senator McLean.

There are so many ways to enhance life with a legacy gift to McLean. Tell us what really matters to you, and we’ll work together to create your lasting legacy. Every gift is significant, because even a modest bequest will grow substantially over time. Learn more about legacy gifts by visiting Gifts that Keep on Giving.

To begin a conversation today, call Vickie Dirienzo, CFRE in the McLean Development Office, 860-658-3702.

Members of the Senator George P. McLean Legacy Society

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
– Maya Angelou

Your Generosity Makes a Difference!

Your generous gift has a profound effect on those it touches. You’ll feel good knowing it offers comfort and companionship. It provides strength, stability and confidence to regain independence. It encourages personal growth. It uplifts and inspires.

There are many areas to which you can direct your gift, including:

McLean Health Care
The Village at McLean
McLean Outdoor Enhancement
McLean Hospice
McLean Home Care
McLean Assisted Living
McLean Skilled Nursing
McLean Memory Care

McLean Rehabilitation Services
Meals on Wheels
McLean Game Refuge
Patient Personal Needs Fund
Memory Care and Hospice Volunteer Programs
Patient Life Enhancement Fund
McLean Benevolent Fund

For more information please contact the McLean Development Office 860-658-3702 or email

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Make Your Gift in Honor of Your Caregiver

Do you recall your McLean caregiver with affection and gratitude? The McLean Grateful Patient program provides a meaningful way to make your gift in honor of your caregiver. Let us know the name(s) of the caregiver(s) you wish to honor, and we’ll inform them of your kind gift. (Don’t worry if you don’t remember last names — we’ll figure it out!) Send gifts and notes to: McLean Development Office, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070.

Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

In lieu of flowers, you can choose to make donations in a loved one’s memory.
You can also designate which fund you’d like the gifts to be directed to.
Send memorial gifts to: McLean Development Office, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070. a quilt that was donated to McLean to honor the memory of a former resident

Senator George P. McLean Legacy Society Members

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity and compassionate foresight of our Legacy Members.

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Marion Atwater
Janet S. Barnes
Daniel P. Brown, Jr.
Bruce Cagenello
Dorothy Cagenello
David Clark
Porter Downey
Betty Downey
Robert M. Ellis
Janet Newell Fisk
Lynda Godkin
Barbara Hartwell
John Hartwell
Dorothy Ianzito
Fred Kaprove
Mae Kaprove

Louine King
Glenn Knierim
Gloria Knierim
Mavis E. Lenentine
Peg Lindberg
Nancy Mixter
Bernardine Morris
Beverly Payne
David Payne
Arthur Phillips
Margaret Preli
Belle K. Ribicoff
Douglas Riggs
Heidi Eddy Riggs
Mary Sargent
Fay Shea
John Wilson
Penny Wilson

Pamela Gates Wright
Richard Wright
Jerome Yocious
Kathy Yocious

Legacy Tree at McLean in honor of the McLean Legacy Society Members


Anonymous (2)
Adrienne Allen
Juliette Anderson
Samuel Atwater
Marcus Bassevitch
W. Mason Beekley
Howard Berg
Joseph Bidwell
Julia Bonczek
Raymond Bonczek
Eleanor Bradley
Raymond Bradley
Florence H. Bredahl
Arthur Burkholder
Arthur Carling
Bob Carlisle
Carol Carlisle
Eric Carlson
Stuart Carlson
Thomas Caruso
Elizabeth Cathles
Helen Cichon
Anna Clark
Marion Cole
Richard H. Cole
Ellen Collins
Faith Collins
Lois Comstock
Burwell Dodd

Arlene Duley
Grace Ellsworth
Garwood Ferguson
Mary V. Freeman
Dick Gates
Jody Gates
Raymond B. Green
Jewel Gutman
T. Stewart Hamilton
Ken Hickey
Richard Hines
John Holtz
Wayne D. Hudson
Leonard Ianzito
Sheldon J. Kahn
Chas King
Roy F. Lagan
Lawrence Lederman
Marion J. Lederman
Chuck Lindberg
Leila H. Little
Kathleen Magowan
Robert Magowan
Elizabeth Mazzucchi
Viola D. Mildren
Cecile B. Mitchell
Worthington Mixter
John J. Moran
Miriam R. Nichols

Edith Odgen
Irma Parady
Shelia Phillips
Frederick Powell
June B. Prue
Irving S. Ribicoff
Marilyn Richardson
Michael P. Richardson
Eunice Roy
Rev. Norma Rust
Joseph Sargent
Alfred Schuyler
Muriel Schuyler
Katrine F. Siegal
Alice Sorant
Wesley T. Sorenson
Margaret B. Spencer
Marion Strindberg
Isabel B. Stubblebine
David Swicker
Alcide L. Tacy
Elizabeth Tesone
David Thornton
Alice Tooker
Dick Wagner
Lina Wagner
Stanley Walczewski
Elizabeth Wardinski
Mary Wilson