Banner Photo: The John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin donated fruit trees to the Oberlin Legion Field Community Garden, where volunteers of all ages are working hard to feed residents in need with homegrown produce.

Community Benefit: Kendal at Oberlin’s Economic Impact

Kendal at Oberlin is committed to social responsibility, providing leadership in the greater community and making our Kendal campus available to serve the larger community. More than 100 neighboring older adults are served yearly in rehabilitation and fitness programs. More than 20 area families use Kendal’s accredited 5-Star early learning program for toddlers to pre-kindergarten children.

2016 Oberlin/Lorain County Economic Benefit

Economic Impact of Payroll, 2000 - 2016 Kendal at Oberlin has paid its employees approximately $84.8 Million which has had an impact on the economy in Lorain County of over $251 Million since 2000.






Tax benefit to local schoolsThe Financial Benefit of the Payroll Taxes and Real Estate Taxes has resulted in  over $1.7 Million  paid to support the related School Districts in the Oberlin area and an ongoing benefit back to the City of Oberlin of approximately $4.0 Million over the past 15 years.




Value of volunteer hoursKendal at Oberlin Residents gave approximately 54,000  hours of service to over 80 nonprofit organizations in Lorain County in 2016.  The value of volunteer hours recorded since 2000 is equal to over $14 Million.



Involvement in the Greater Community

Volunteerism: We can achieve more by working together in partnership. Kendal residents, staff and Board of Directors volunteered more than 54,000 recorded hours of service in 2016, at more than 80 different nonprofit organizations in Lorain County and beyond. The hours for community service for 2015 are valued at $1,303,560, according to research by Independent Sector.

Education and Training: More than 100 local students from nursing, rehabilitation and vocational schools were provided clinical training at Kendal to prepare them professionally.

Sharing Resources: Kendal welcomes the public to art gallery talks, lectures, theatrical and musical performances. Volunteer-directed water fitness classes in our indoor pools amount to hundreds of pool hours, on a charitable basis, for non-Kendal residents. Our meeting rooms and catering services were made available to over 30 nonprofit organizations.

UPDATE: 2017 Volunteer Hours

The numbers are in for 2017! Kendal at Oberlin residents and staff volunteered 62,416 hours to organizations like Meals on Wheels, Oberlin Schools, Lorain County Free Clinic, Second Harvest, League of Women Voters and Oberlin Community Services, as well as to the nonprofit Kendal community. Based on the 2016 value of a volunteer hour in the state of Ohio ($22.99, from Independent Sector), the value of those volunteer hours adds up to $1,434,943. Thank you volunteers!