Stained Glass at the Koinonia Chapel

By David Snow, Wesley Community Foundation Director of Campaigns Learn about this new addition to the chapel at Wesley Bradley Park Wesley Community Foundation donors Harriet Farman and Lee and Carrie Boulet named the chapel at Wesley Bradley Park Koinonia Chapel. Oxford Languages defines koinonia as “a Christian fellowship or communion either with God or   Read more…


Does Your Angel Have Whiskers and Four Feet?

By Wesley Community Foundation One of the joys of senior living is welcoming newcomers to Wesley communities.  It is especially exciting when a new building opens, such as The Gardens at Wesley Des Moines.  During the hustle and bustle of new residents moving in with their furnishings and belongings, it’s not unusual to see them   Read more…


Good Things Happen When We Partner Together

By Ellen Johanson Did you know that Wesley Community Foundation has contributed over $200,000 this year to cover the cost of housing for residents who through no fault of their own have run out of funds?  Imagine the good feeling of being able to remain in the home you chose and love, even when you   Read more…


Angels Among Us

By Ellen Johanson Compassionate care matters.  Family members know it.  Excellent caregivers provide it.  And residents feel it, even those unable to verbalize it.   Ardith, a Lea Hill resident for over three years, knew Wesley was where she wanted to live because she had received excellent care at the Wesley Des Moines Health Center.  In   Read more…


Wesley Hosts the Bezos Academy — A Montessori-Inspired Preschool

Article by USA TODAY Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is opening a string of preschools starting in October. The tech tycoon announced on Instagram that the first location of a network of free-admission preschools named after himself will open its doors on Oct. 19. The “first of many” Bezos Academy schools to come is in Des Moines, Washington, he said.   Read more…


We Are Inspired by Our Residents

By Ellen Johanson, Annual Giving Manager for Wesley Community Foundation With only one day left of our annual giving event, we are inspired by our communities. As senior living communities work to protect themselves against COVID-19, we’re challenged with engaging residents during physical distancing and stay home-stay safe requirements. We balance enriching activities and communicating   Read more…


Now More than Ever Wesley’s Spirit Shines!

During this most challenging time for older adults and health care workers, Wesley Gives BIG is your opportunity to help us keep our residents and staff safe. Wesley Gives BIG is an annual giving event leading up to Wednesday, May 6, but why wait when you can GIVE EARLY! GREATEST NEED FUND: Your dollars go to where   Read more…


How To Help Wesley Communities During COVID-19

Many have asked how to help Wesley – through Wesley Community Foundation – during this most challenging time for our residents and our dedicated staff. Ways You Can Help During COVID-19: Make a donation to Wesley Community Foundation’s GREATEST NEED Fund. To meet the many challenges COVID-19 presents, both today and into the future, Wesley   Read more…


Is it Better to Give or Receive?

From staff to residents, the spirit of giving thrives at Wesley. By Ellen Johanson, Annual Giving Manager Wesley Community Foundation Chances are you have probably heard, “It is better to give than to receive.” It is well-known since the person credited with saying it was Jesus Christ, so the saying has been around for about   Read more…


GiveBIG! Together We Can Make an Impact!

GiveBIG is your chance to increase the impact of your charitable gift to Wesley Homes! This one-day charitable event runs from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 3rd. Together we can make a impact in the lives of those we serve! This year the Seattle Foundation has made it possible to schedule your contribution in advance! Just   Read more…