The Westminster Foundation
The Westminster Foundation was formed in 1982 – one year after Westminster Village North became an independent not-for-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. The Foundation was created to perpetuate the Village’s ability to remain an unsurpassed retirement community, fully capable of meeting the growing needs of the retirement-age population. Many residents have benefited from the Foundation’s confidential benevolent care, and innumerous staff members have enhanced their education through Foundation funding. Residents have also benefitted from special programs underwritten by the Foundation. Walking around the Village are visible signs of the Foundation’s support. A 20-passenger bus, equipment on a Life Trails®, the Mary Newill Wellness Center, and improved sidewalks around the Village – all made possible by the Foundation.
Planning for the most ambitious project supported by the Foundation has now begun, and WVN residents and staff could not be more excited! The new social hall will make it possible to offer more social and educational opportunities to our residents, staff, and the community at large. It will also free up current space allowing WVN to expand its Wellness Center activities for its residents. Funding for this project comes from the Foundation, the residents of Westminster Village and their families, staff members, and from corporations.
For more information about The Westminster Foundation, or the new social hall, contact Marty Krug, Foundation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.823.6841, extension 3460.
The Foundation goals are to:
- fund the cost for life occupancy residents whose funds have been wholly or partially exhausted;
- provide funds for special religious, musical, social, artistic, educational, recreational and health care programs, projects and facilities;
- provide funds for research into the social, economic, psychological, religious, spiritual and health care problems of seniors;
- foster and promote educational programs and facilities especially designed to aid persons in living happier, productive and more useful lives in their senior years.
Foundation Board of Directors:
- Frank Neese, President
- Carrie Henderson, Vice President
- Albert R. Jackson, Treasurer
- Karen B. Woods, Secretary
- Thomas Fisher
- Carolyn Hardman
- Bettye Parks
- John Peer
- Tom Ulsas
- Elizabeth Coffey, Emerita
New Social Hall Coming Soon
Thanks to a generous donation from The Westminster Foundation and donations from residents which were matched by the Foundation, Westminster Village North will soon begin building a new Social Hall to meet the growing needs of our residents.
This new building will be a place for residents and the community at large to gather for celebrations, social activities, and educational opportunities. With hope of opening the doors in late 2020, the Foundation has begun the second phase of fundraising to help furnish the Social Hall, install state-of-the-art sound and hearing loop systems, upgrade kitchen appliances, and plant beautiful gardens around the building.