Declare Your Independence

American House Foundation

For more than 30 years, American House has been an advocate for the elderly in their own communities, but in 2007, the founding family wanted to reach beyond their own borders to support seniors in need outside the safety and care of American House communities.

Many older adults in the Detroit area are suffering needlessly. They are left alone and forced to choose between food and heat, medication and housing. These are choices no one should have to make, especially in later life. The American House Foundation was created by American House, in partnership with the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, to help put an end to these significant aging issues.

Gifts that are generously donated to the American House Foundation will provide hope and preserve the dignity of older adults enduring hardship. 70% of gifts received by the American House Foundation will go directly to helping seniors today. 30% of gifts received by the American House Foundation will fund research for a better tomorrow.

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Call Danielle Bruce at 248.203.1800 or email her at

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American House Foundation Upcoming Events:

The Celebration of Dignity and Hope made over $101,000 this year! Thank you for all of your support and helping to make this year's event such a huge success!

American House Foundation News and Press Releases:

American House Foundation Board Members:

  • Bob Gillette
  • Rob Gillette
  • Dr. Peter Lichtenberg
  • Gloria Hicks Long
  • Ruth Loprete
  • Lois Silveri
  • Fran Marable
  • Dale Watchowski

A non-profit Foundation investing in immediate relief and long-term solutions for our aging population.