Who We Are


Created in 2007, the Westminster Canterbury Foundation was founded to develop and direct resources to support residents, team members and improvements to our campus. Our volunteer Board of Directors seeks to cultivate a culture of philanthropy and stewardship that empowers donors to make gifts that represent their passions while fulfilling our mission. All gifts to Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg Foundation are tax deductible.


we support

The Westminster Canterbury Foundation supports programs that make Westminster Canterbury a better place to live and work. We provide confidential financial assistance to residents as well as tuition reimbursement to staff. We seek to build the Foundation for the future to support innovations that enhance every aspect of our shared community.

Impact Report


Westminster Canterbury’s core mission is to care for residents for the rest of their lives. The Fellowship Endowment Fund provides a confidential safety net for our residents who, through no fault of their own, have exhausted their financial resources. No resident of Westminster Canterbury has ever had to leave for financial reasons. Experience the true meaning of fellowship with your gift to the Fellowship Endowment Fund. Make a difference and truly touch someone’s life — now and in the future.


Westminster Canterbury also provides funds for Employee Education. This pathway to career growth and improvement helps our staff reach their potential and enables them to provide the best, most up-to-date care and services possible. We offer a variety of funds, providing both loan assistance and grants. Your support maximizes the talent and career success of our workforce. We value our team members and want them to know that we appreciate their ability to help each resident of Westminster Canterbury experience “Life Refreshed.” Excellence begins with employees who feel supported and have opportunities to grow.

Westminster Canterbury has made a commitment to ensure that each member of our team understands their value and importance within our community. Like most people, our staff encounter financial difficulties from time to time, yet they continue to bring the same joy and commitment to serving residents, patients, and one another. The Employee Assistance Fund provides financial relief for team members facing a crisis. Requests for these funds are handled confidentially by Westminster Canterbury’s Chaplain.


The Foundation encourages gifts for projects and services that enhance the lives of all who call Westminster Canterbury home. Please consider expressing your own passion for a specific purpose or with a charitable gift to one of the following:

Unrestricted/Area of Greatest Need

Donations enable the Foundation to apply funds where we need them most. Such gifts allow the greatest flexibility, making it possible for you to have the greatest impact.

Cultural and Fine Arts Fund

supports arts and cultural events on campus.


Using innovative programs, creative opportunities and music for personal enrichment and community growth.

Nature Trail Fund

helps with ongoing annual maintenance of our on-campus trail.

Ways to


To make a gift today, please select the Give Now button below. Gifts may also be made by check made payable to Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg, Inc. and mailed to:

Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg
Attention: Development Office
501 VES Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503

For more information on how to make a gift of stock, contribute through your IRA account or receive information on estate planning, please contact Marianne Sanford at (434) 386-3507 or msanford@wclyncburg.org.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If someone you know has been cared for by Westminster Canterbury, you can celebrate them or honor their legacy with a donation in their name. The Foundation gratefully accepts these gifts and sends a notice to the persons being honored or to the families of the deceased.

Gifts of Stock or Securities

The Westminster Canterbury Foundation also gladly accepts gifts of stock. If you’ve owned the stock for a year, you can donate it as a gift to the Foundation, deduct its full market value and not pay tax on the long-term capital gains.

If you would like to make a gift to Westminster Canterbury using stock, please contact Marianne Sanford, Vice President of Development at (434) 386-3507 or msanford@wclyncburg.org.

Qualified Charitable Distributions – Donate up to $100,000 per tax year directly from an IRA

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution of funds from your IRA directly to a qualified charitable organization. Because the gift goes directly to charity without passing through your hands, the dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions. Please contact your tax advisor for information.

If you would like to make a gift to Westminster Canterbury using your IRA, please contact Marianne Sanford, Vice President of Development at (434) 386-3507 or msanford@wclyncburg.org.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts help employees increase their gifts and sometimes are extended to retirees. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution to WCLF. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact a human resources representative from your company or look for it on the company’s human resource website. If they do match gifts, mail your completed matching gift form and personal gift to:

WCL Foundation
501 VES Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503


Complete our brief form and we'll reach out to you promptly.
Contact Us

Gifts Through


The Westminster Canterbury Foundation offers various ways for donors to make a future gift to Westminster Canterbury through your financial and estate plans. Beneficiary designations, gifts from your will or trust, or gifts of life insurance all support our mission. See your financial advisor to make the best plan for you. If you let us know of your plans, we’ll be able to thank you and recognize you as a member of the Lucille T. Drinkard Legacy Society. To learn more about planned giving opportunities, contact our Development Office at (434) 386-3507.

"It’s important that we consider leaving a legacy to the organizations that have meaning for us during our lives or the lives of our family members. The size of what you choose to leave as a legacy is not nearly as important as the act of just saying, Thank you and let me help you continue to help others in the years to come."

Charlotte Fischer, Resident

Make a Difference Today


Thank you for your generous support. Your gift has a direct impact on the lives of residents and team members.

The Foundation


View board