Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Watertown, WI

Founded: 1904

Tel: (800) 369-4636


Top LeaderDr. Michael Thirtle

Donor Contact: Mrs. Christine Krueger

Member Since: August 1, 2018

Financial Data

   Cash Donations $16,407,253
   Noncash Donations $5,624,988
   Other Revenue $114,261,761
   Total Revenue $136,294,002
   Total Expenses $137,064,701
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $7,270,393
Total Change
   in Net Assets
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Total Assets $209,936,310
Total Liabilities $46,877,941
Net Assets $163,058,369
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Bethesda is a leading provider of person-centered and community-based services that enhance the lives of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the United States. About 3.000 dedicated Bethesda employees offer residential and supported-living services to 1,800 individuals in 300 program locations across the country. Faith and ministry supports are offered to congregations, faith communities and some 5,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. Person-centered, community-connected and faith-based, throughout Bethesda's past and for its future, people have come together in ministry and mission "to enhance the lives of people with with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ."

Bethesda, with the support of caring, dedicated employees, donors, and volunteers, provides people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with home, career, education and faith resources to live full and empowered lives. Help make a difference in the lives of the people supported by Bethesda—enable them to make choices, grow their independence, and live the best life possible.
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