Reflecting on changes in trends in senior health care along with an assessment of community needs, Kline Galland began the goal of creating a retirement and assisted-living community in 1992. The seed money provided in the campaign allowed for construction of an elegant high rise building in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. The Summit at First Hill officially opened its doors in 2001, establishing Kline Galland as a leader in Senior Care in the Puget Sound region.

In 2022, The Summit at First Hill officially changed its name to the Mary Schwartz Summit by local philanthropists Gary and Karen Schwartz. The name change honors Gary’s mother, Mary Schwartz. The Schwartz family was affiliated with Herzl Ner Tamid, Congregation Bikur Cholim, and Temple De Hirsh Sinai, and Mary was active in City of Hope and Temple Sisterhood. Mary was a resident of the Kline Galland Home, where she died in 1996.

The Mary Schwartz Summit is a senior-care community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Support and is the only Jewish retirement community in Washington state.


You can read more about the Mary Schwartz Summit name change here.