Our Story

During the frigid winter of 1873 a little girl died, leaving behind her tiny savings of ninety cents – eleven coins in all. The coins were two quarters, one dime, four half dimes, three three-cent pieces, and one cent.

Our story began with a tiny bequest and a big vision to provide aid to poor, homeless children. In 1879, the Baptist Orphanage of Philadelphia was established.

The humble gift presented so long ago was, in essence, a form of what we now refer to as Planned Giving. If your thoughts are on estate planning, we ask to be remembered in your Will so that at-risk youth can receive care for generations to come. Thank you.