We are so thankful for our amazing donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Their generosity is truly inspiring and they make so much happen here at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. Giving in each of these areas makes a huge impact on our residents and creates a margin of excellence that establishes us as the premier continuing care retirement community in the Richmond region.
Thanks to generous donors, the Fellowship Program provides confidential life care support for seniors-in-need – housing, meals, medical expenses and access to all the vital living opportunities found here at Westminster Canterbury. In 2017 $1.6 million was donated for the Fellowship Program and 113 residents received Fellowship support. We welcomed several seniors who could not afford a place to live or cover medical expenses. Generous donors allow us to extend security and peace of mind, assuring that no resident is asked to leave due to an inability to pay through no fault of their own.
Gifts to the Area of Greatest Need allow us to continue to be leaders and innovators in our field. Innovation Grants focus on developing new ways of providing the best possible care. Generous donors to the Area of Greatest Need provided the ability to test new technology on our campus, implement a new curriculum in the Child Development Center, introduce new wellness and fitness programs, provide ongoing education and leadership development for our staff and much more.
Donors come to the Foundation with a deep conviction about what living the best life possible means. We are constantly in awe of these donors who see an opportunity and give selflessly to make new and exciting things happen at Westminster Canterbury. One of the many areas that benefit from generosity is our Memory Support programming. A daughter of a resident said, “The memory support therapy opportunities have transformed my visits with my father. As he progressed in his dementia, it became increasingly difficult for me to connect with him. Now I come during the music therapy sessions, and we clap and sing along with songs we both love! I’m so grateful we can share these special moments.”
To our donors, we say THANK YOU! You make the biggest difference at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. If you are interested in learning more about giving to one of these areas, please contact Brandon Lowe, Stewardship Coordinator, at 804-264-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.