As a non-profit organization, Westminster Canterbury relies on its Foundation to raise funds to support its residents and programs. Our volunteer Board of Directors seeks to create a culture of philanthropy and stewardship that empowers donors to make transformative gifts that represent their passions to support the mission of Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg.
Holiday Tribute Trees
The holiday season is the perfect time to honor and remember our loved ones. Our ‘Tradition of Love’ creates a charming addition to our lobbies during the holiday season as we adorn our Holiday Tribute Trees with angel ornaments.
FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Our Fellowship Endowment Fund is the core focus of the Foundation’s activities. Donations to Fellowship provide confidential, monthly assistance to residents who may find themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of their own. Thanks to the generosity of friends and neighbors, our residents are secure in the knowledge that they will always be able to live on our campus.
This important safety net is designed to preserve the dignity of the resident by affording them a lifestyle in keeping with the essence of the Westminster community. The identity of residents who receive Fellowship support is strictly confidential.
Your gift to the Fellowship Fund will help us keep our promise of support and provide peace of mind for current and future residents.
CHAPLAIN DISCRETIONARY FUND
Employees Still Need Your Help
We are very grateful to all of you who have helped staff members who were under financial strain due to the COVID-19 Pandemic last year! The need continues and the resources secured last year have dwindled. Your gift can help reduce income shortfall, help put food on the table, help pay for childcare services, and more.
SUPPORT MUSIC AND MEMORY
It’s important to have music in our lives! Music can lower the body’s reaction to feelings of stress and anxiety. Music helped many of us with the anxiety we felt during the uncertain days of the pandemic.
Our therapeutic recreation team adapted existing program favorites to the virtual world during 2020 so Westminster Canterbury residents could stay engaged with the things they loved. Music remained a constant as they worked to keep our certified Music and Memory program in place.
EMPLOYEE EDUCATION FUNDS
Westminster Canterbury is firmly committed to helping employees who wish to continue their education. Family scholarships and the Payne Family Employee Education Fund help part-time and full-time workers pursue educational opportunities. Donations to these funds translate into a better educated and more highly skilled workforce in our community.