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Bayada Home Health Care founders donate $1 million

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Mark and Ann Baiada, founders of Bayada Home Health Care, have given a $1 million gift to Neumann University. The donation will be used to support facilities for nursing and health sciences programs, fund scholarships, and implement the launch of a new, expansive campus master plan. 

Mark and Ann Baiada | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYADA HOME HEALTH CARE

Because of her family background, Baiada identifies with the students who attend Neumann, many of whom are the first generation in their family to pursue a college degree. 

The campus master plan, recently approved by the Board of Trustees and the focus of the largest portion of the Baiada gift, looks ahead to an expanded campus footprint in 2035. Adding space for 60-100 resident students, renovating Bachmann Building to accommodate the university’s four academic schools, and building a stand-alone student center are the first priorities, set for completion by 2025. Later projects include the creation of a new main entrance to campus, the expansion of event space and conference facilities, and building town homes for students. 

“Mark and Ann Baiada are true philanthropists with a long and impressive history of helping others,” said Dr. Chris Domes, Neumann University presiden, in a statement. “They embody the Franciscan values upon which the university was founded, and we are blessed by their generosity, kindness and leadership. Their extraordinary gift will provide immediate support for deserving undergraduates and ignite a campus expansion so that we can serve even more students in the coming decades.” 

In 1975, Mark invested his life savings and founded Bayada Home Health Care, an international, nonprofit home health care provider, which is headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey. The company is based on a belief that people deserve a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity.  

Today, Bayada employs more than 28,000 people who provide a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages. The company has a presence in 23 states and six countries. 

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