Our Fellowship Program

We invite you to help us, help others.

Good financial decisions and frugal living are the bedrocks of responsible retirement planning. But even when you have done all you can, unexpected life circumstances often intervene, creating an uncertain future. Illness or a long life can make you come up short financially.

People of faith founded Westminster Canterbury Richmond to provide compassionate, professional, holistic services for older people in an inspiring environment for residents and employees. Growing from our roots in faith, we nurture the spirit of generosity to ensure the best life possible for our residents and to cultivate and maintain our leadership role in senior services.

Our Fellowship Program provides need-based financial support to more than 100 people each year. Since 1975, more than 500 people have received aid totaling $63 million and every resident is assured that no one will ever be asked to leave due to an inability to pay through no fault of their own. It is the very essence of generosity, providing life care for seniors-in-need, which includes housing, meals, medical expenses and every aspect of vital living offered on our campus.

In 1953, the compassionate benefactor, Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, made a bequest of $350,000 to the Protestant Episcopal Church Home; in 1975, the Home merged with Westminster Canterbury Richmond, and today, thanks to the generosity and hard work of many, our community is an award-winning center for aging services. We know of no other single-site, non-profit retirement community in the United States that provides as much charitable support of this type as we do.

Your generosity will create a happy ending for seniors-in-need. We have promises to keep and you can help. For more information on how to make your tax-deductible donation, contact Elizabeth Vaughan at 804.264.6204 or evaughan@wcrichmond.org.

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