The Eliza Jennings story

Eliza Jennings is a nonprofit organization that offers a range of services for today’s older adults. Whether you are seeking independent living in a secure community, searching for just the right assisted living environment, in need of skilled nursing
care and rehabilitation, or professional care in your own home, Eliza Jennings offers a solution for your every need.


The Eliza Jennings legacy began in 1888 with the philanthropy of our benefactress, Eliza Wallace Jennings, who intended to care for women of need. Eliza’s legacy of philanthropy and concern for older adults lives today, more than 129 years later, as a cornerstone of our organization and in our mission to serve older adults.

Eliza Jennings is proud to be a multiple-year recipient of the NorthCoast 99 Award, honoring us as one of the 99 best places to work in Northeast Ohio.

Our network of communities includes: Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township; and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake.

Eliza Wallace Jennings

Our Development Program

create a lasting legacy

At all of our Eliza Jennings communities, our goal is to make aging the experience of a lifetime. We work to ensure that residents need never worry; that all who choose to live here will have a home with Eliza Jennings for life – even if you expend all of your assets and no longer have the ability to pay. As a not-for-profit organization, the fees we receive do not always cover the cost of all that we do. We achieve the monetary goals we set, in part, through the generosity of residents, families, and friends.

The 1888 Legacy Club

This club recognizes those who have made a planned gift. Most common gifts are those made through a will, living trust, or other estate document.

For more information about contributing a Legacy Gift or joining the 1888 Legacy Club, please contact the Advancement Office at 216.226.5000 or email

The Stewardship Fund

Residents, friends and family annually support our Stewardship Fund Campaign, which helps to fulfill the Mission of Eliza Jennings, support our tremendous staff, and assist in funding emergencies that may occur from time to time. The Stewardship Fund supports the following:

  • Mission Fulfillment (Resident Assistance/Charity Care. Greatest Needs & Special Projects)
  • Reserve Fund (Emergencies or Rainy Day Fund)
  • Staff Scholarship Fund
  • Staff Hardship Fund

Click here to make a contribution to the Stewardship Fund – or checks may be made payable to Eliza Jennings and sent to:

Eliza Jennings Corporate Office
26373 John Road
Olmsted Township, OH 44138


Special Events

From time to time, Eliza Jennings holds a Special Event hosting guests, residents, Board of Trustees, and staff. In addition to great meals and tremendous fun, guests often learn about the Eliza Jennings experience, and the lifestyle and beautiful campus environment of the Renaissance. All funds generated by Special Events go to support the Eliza Jennings Stewardship Fund.

More Information

For more information about contributing your support, please contact the Advancement Office at 216.226.5000 or email

Resident Giving

As a donor to Eliza Jennings, you will be recognized for your generosity in the Eliza Jennings Annual Report. You will also be an invited guest at the annual Donor Appreciation Holiday Reception held each year in December.