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.
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.
FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Our Fellowship Endowment Fund is the core focus of the Foundation’s activities. Donations to the Fellowship Fund provide confidential 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 members are secure in the knowledge that they will always be able to live on our campus.
One of the activities that helps our residents get through the coronavirus pandemic is the musical time they spend with Susan Carol, the woman who plays the harp. Her music brings meaning to each listener. Distant memories rekindle and new memories are made through these musical connections.
Susan’s music is a blessing to our campus…now more than ever. Loved ones, whether they are in our healthcare or assisted living neighborhoods, find joy and comfort regularly through her music.
Bringing this uplifting program to Westminster Canterbury has always required extra financial support. Donors have contributed more than $25,000 over the years to help maintain this special ministry, provided in conjunction with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Some of our dedicated supporters are no longer able to make gifts and now, Westminster Canterbury has more demands on its resources to keep residents and employees safe during the pandemic.
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.
For more information about charitable giving at Westminster Canterbury, contact Debbie Callahan, Vice President, (434) 386-3507, or by email click here.