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 Greatest Need Fund allows Wesley Community Foundation to respond quickly as needs arise and provide funding for special projects or programs. For example, Greatest Need gifts allowed the Wesley Health Center to purchase specialized, high-tech medical equipment that could not be funded through regular fees and government reimbursements. It also funds programs such as Brain Fit and Music & Memory℠
Giving to Circle of Concern makes it possible for Wesley to continue to provide financial support for qualifying residents who have outlived 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. The sense of security and peace of mind that comes from knowing that one's care and residential needs are assured provides great comfort to residents and enhances the quality of life at Wesley.
Donations to this fund are made by staff, residents, and caring members of the community. These funds provide emergency financial assistance to employees who, through no fault of their own, are experiencing difficulty in meeting their obligations. Causes may be natural disasters, needed medical and dental services not covered by insurance, and death in the family. Gifts also allow the Foundation to provide grants to employees who wish to further their education or seek additional skills training.
Funded through gifts to Greatest Need, Brain Fit has been on our Des Moines Campus since 2014. Our Life Enrichment Program sought to implement a cognitive enhancement course series to serve residents in Independent Living who are experiencing mild to moderate levels of cognitive impairment.
Brain Fit is modeled after a program called Train Your Brain, created by Dr. Robert Winningham, a professor of psychology. According to Winningham, there are many lifestyle and behavior choices we can make that could dramatically improve our memory ability and decrease our chances of developing dementia. Numerous studies have reported that older adults who engage in a greater number of cognitively stimulating activities are less likely to develop memory problems.
This 12 week course incorporates brain stimulation through a variety of exercises and activities, utilizing computer applications on iPads and includes trips to museums, plays, cooking demonstrations and physical exercise which works on mobility, balance and cognitive functioning.
Funded through gifts to Greatest Need and produced by the Pastoral Care and Activities Department, Music & Memory has been a part of dementia care in the Des Moines Health Center since 2013 and was added to the Lea Hill campus in 2015.
The Music & Memory approach is simple and effective. Trained elder care professionals set up personalized music playlists delivered on iPods, and other digital devices, for those in their care. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring residents back to life – enabling them to feel like themselves again – and to converse, socialize and stay present.
This program is rooted in extensive neuroscience research and the results can be nothing short of miraculous. In more than 60 certified centers it has helped thousands of residents struggling from dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments to reconnect with family, friends and caregivers. Click here for the program’s website: www.musicandmemory.org
Wesley Community Foundation accepts gifts that make an immediate or deferred impact on our mission and vision. Whichever program you select, we are sincerely grateful for your generous 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.
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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.
The generous support of donors is vital to our continued commitment to support the mission and vision of Wesley. Gifts to the Foundation support programs for residents and staff, fund improvements to make Wesley 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 the annual contributions of donors totaling $1,000 or more in a calendar year. These gifts can support a number of Wesley charitable needs, such as resident or staff assistance and programs, capital campaigns and the greatest need.
The Cornerstone ($10,000), Pillar ($25,000) and Visionary ($50,000) societies recognize the cumulative contributions by donors over time. When a contributor's cumulative and irrevocable giving reaches the specified level, they become a permanent member of the society unless they move to a higher designation.
The Century Circle recognizes the cumulative contributions of $100,000 or more by a donor over time. When a contributor's cumulative and 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 to support Wesley's communities or programs. A deferred gift refers to a will bequest, beneficiary designation, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder or lead trust and other deferred-gift instruments. New members receive a Legacy Society welcome when a documented deferred-gift commitment to Wesley Community 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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