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Founded in 1944, Wesley provides a network of housing and health care services for older adults in the Puget Sound region. Methodist Reverend Dr. Stanley Logan founded Wesley based on the principle that older adults should be able to age with respect and dignity. Wesley has remained true to that founding principle and is now a leader in senior housing and care services with an exemplary reputation for quality, compassion and care.
Continuing the legacy of our founder by fostering a culture of philanthropy, Wesley Community Foundation helps enhance the lives of older adults and their families. The Foundation supports wellness and educational programs for residents and staff, funds improvements to make Wesley communities even better and develops capital campaigns to create new Wesley communities. Your generous spirit helps Wesley keep its commitment to place people ahead of profit.
Wesley has been serving generations of Northwest older adults for over 70 years. It's time to remodel and rebuild the campus of this storied and acclaimed community. The Foundation is seeking $10 million in philanthropic support for this $120+ million project, which will reflect trends and the best in living options.Learn More
Land has been purchased adjacent to Bradley Lake Park, and construction is underway to create the only community offering a full continuum of care in East Pierce County. Reaching the $8.5 million fundraising goal will help make this $80+ million community project a reality and affordable for many.Learn More
Wesley in the Renton area will be designed to meet the needs and desires of seniors who wish to remain in their community-where they raised their families, have friends and live their adult lives.Learn More
Make a positive difference through a variety of Wesley Community Foundation programs
Giving to the Circle of Concern Endowment allows Wesley to help provide financial support for qualifying residents who have exhausted their resources through no fault of their own. Older adults are living longer than ever before and a well thought out financial plan can prove to be inadequate. Also, unforeseen medical expenses can wreak havoc on an older adult’s financial resources.
Donations to this fund provide emergency financial assistance to employees who, through no fault of their own, are experiencing difficulty in meeting their financial obligations. Causes include medical/dental services not covered by insurance or tragedy in the family. Gifts also allow the Foundation to provide grants to staff who wish to further their education or seek additional skills training.
Contributions to Greatest Need enable the Foundation to respond as needs arise and provide funding for special projects and programs. This fund has been used to purchase emergency supplies and evacuation chairs plus provide programs such as Brain Fit and Music & Memory.
Thanks to Greatest Need, the Foundation financed “Drum for the Health of It!” – which promotes a sense of wellbeing, provides a cardio workout and encourages access to both hemispheres of the brain. The holistic benefits of group drumming in senior living environments are numerous.
The Greatest Need Fund has allowed the Foundation to co-create Highline Montessori at Wesley, a collaboration with Highline Public Schools. This program provides three and four-year-old children the opportunity to attend school four days a week in the Wesley Des Moines Health Center.
The children develop foundational skills, experience hands-on learning and acquire collaborative play skills. Wesley residents volunteer to interact and foster intergenerational learning for the children, truly a win-win.
Gifts to Greatest Need have funded Virtual Dementia kits, used to simulate the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia to help caregivers and family members better identify and cope with their patients' or loved ones’ behaviors and needs.
Subjects are fitted with gear that simulates symptoms: (A) glasses that mimic effects of eye diseases, (B) gloves that make it difficult to grasp objects and (C) headphones with distracting noises. Test administrators read a set of instructions, giving participants tasks to complete. Greater empathy and understanding for age-related dementia is achieved.
Wesley Community Foundation accepts gifts that make an immediate or deferred impact on Wesley's mission and vision. Whichever program you select, we are grateful for your support.
An outright gift can be made with:
How to make a gift:
Donate a car, truck, van, RV or boat to Wesley Community Foundation to help support the mission and vision of Wesley.
Click the Planned Giving button below or contact Wesley Community Foundation to learn more about:
Make a positive impact and create a lasting legacy with a planned gift. Learn more about what planned gift options are available to help make a difference in the lives of older adults.Planned Giving
A gift in memory or honor of a loved one is a wonderful and heartfelt way to pay tribute to someone special in your life.
Generous support is vital to our commitment to sustain the mission and vision of Wesley. Gifts to the Foundation enhance programs for residents and staff, fund improvements to make our communities even better places to live and develop capital campaigns to create new Wesley communities. For club and society benefits, please contact the Foundation.
The Stanley Logan Club recognizes annual contributions of $1,000 or more in a calendar year. These gifts support a number of Wesley initiatives such as resident and staff assistance and programs, capital campaigns and the Greatest Need Fund.
The Cornerstone ($10,000), Pillar ($25,000) and Visionary ($50,000) Societies recognize cumulative contributions over time. When a donor’s irrevocable giving reaches the specified level, they become a permanent member of that society until they move to a higher designation.
The Century Circle recognizes cumulative contributions of $100,000 or more over time. When a donor’s irrevocable giving reaches this level, they become a permanent member of the Century Circle – Wesley's most exclusive giving society.
Legacy Society members have made a deferred gift commitment in support of Wesley. These gifts refer to a will bequest, beneficiary designation, charitable gift annuity or another deferred-gift instrument. Members receive a Legacy Society welcome when a documented commitment to the Foundation is received.
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Wesley Community Foundation staff members are here to help you. Contact any of our staff to learn about how you can make a difference through giving, discuss ways to make a legacy gift or set up a visit to one of our campuses to see your gifts at work.
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