Concordia Community Foundation Launches $3.5 Million Capital Campaign to Expand the Kamman Chapel
The anticipated completion date for the Kamman Chapel expansion is 2023-2024.
The Concordia Community Foundation launched a $3.5 million capital campaign fundraising effort to expand Concordia’s Kamman Chapel, named in loving memory of Rev. Harold W. Kamman. The fundraising effort will convert the existing Kamman Chapel to an independent living activities space, building a larger and improved chapel with more than double the current seating capacity.
“The Kamman Chapel is a gathering place – the heart of the community – and it’s just a little bit undersized for what we’ve grown into,” said David Seaman, president of Concordia Community Foundation and vice president of Lutheran Senior Citizens, Inc. “Concordia’s building is great, the people are welcoming, the programs are exceptional and all the care from independent living to skilled nursing is fantastic. Now, this is where we take care of the spiritual needs of our residents.”
Pastor Kamman was known and cherished as a longtime resident at Concordia Life Plan Community, retired pastor of the Oklahoma District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and board member/historian of Lutheran Senior Citizens, Inc. He is also remembered for his involvement and leadership with numerous ministries, including the Lutheran Witness, Lutheran Church Extension Fund, and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
The new Kamman Chapel will expand seating from 40 to 100 people and add acoustics for the hearing impaired. Additional space for activities, offices, a conference room, and storage will be developed underneath the chapel.
“At Concordia, we emphasize the importance of physical and spiritual wellness,” said Danny Eischen, CEO at Concordia. “Not only will this campaign provide additional chapel space and expand our ministry offerings to benefit residents, family, staff, and community groups, but the space underneath the chapel will also be developed and we will use that space to expand our activity offerings.”
The campaign goal is to raise $3.5 million with an anticipated completion date of 2023-2024. When the goal is reached, any additional contributions will benefit Concordia’s Good Samaritan Fund, which gives life care residents comfort and peace of mind by providing for their care when personal funds are depleted.
“We are thrilled to launch this campaign and want to invite residents, families, friends, churches, and communities to join us on our journey to expand Concordia’s ministry to older adults,” said Paige Mills-Haag, director of fund development at Concordia. “Your financial support will positively impact our community and help meet the diverse spiritual needs of seniors who call Concordia home. As we work alongside each other for the common good, we are stronger together!”
Concordia Community Foundation was formed in 2020 and functions as the philanthropic arm of Concordia Life Plan Community. To learn more and to contribute to the capital campaign for Kamman Chapel expansion, visit concordiaseniorliving.com/StrongerTogetherCampaign.