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We’re All In This Together.

Together we can make a difference.

The Westminster-Canterbury Foundation was created to ensure the fulfillment of our mission: “Bringing Joy to Life.” It is a mission that we take to our community with a variety of programs.

The programs include:

  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsOpportunity Fund:

    If you would like to direct your donation to the area of greatest need, this is the correct fund to select. The Opportunity Fund is an unrestricted fund that allows the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation to apply your donation where it can make the biggest impact today.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsThe Fellowship Fund:

    Of all the Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, ours is one of only three to offer need-based financial support to residents at admission. Peace of mind is easier with lifelong financial security, especially for those who feel there’s a possibility they will outlive their assets through no fault of their own.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsEmployee Assistance Funds:

    Our community is great because our employees are great. If a staff member experiences an unforeseen financial setback, or is striving to achieve advanced certification in their field, we offer whatever assistance we can. Still others may be seeking tuition assistance to help support the broader educational goals of their families. In such cases, the Foundation is committed to help to the extent possible, because our employees help us fulfill our mission every day.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsEdge of Excellence Funds:

    Gifts to the Edge of Excellence Funds provide support to programs and activities that preserve and enhance the preeminence of Westminster-Canterbury. Our Edge of Excellence Funds also help sustain the Library, Chapel, Tuttle Courtyard, Meditation Garden, Audio Books, and other amenities that enrich community life, building upon our sense of community and social engagement.

    Recent notable gifts to the Edge of Excellence Fund include:

    • Mrs. Nancy Hoy’s $1 million donation in honor of her late husband, Harold “Hap” Hoy to establish the Hoy Center
    • Mr. Red Stone’s leadership gift of $200,000 to explore eliminating the last 20 double occupancy rooms in the Hoy Center
    • Mrs. Greta Conger’s $50,000 gift to purchase a new organ for the Holy Trinity Chapel
    • Mr. and Mrs. George Birdsong’s $228,000 donation to bring senior friendly technology to the bedsides of residents with varying levels of cognitive impairment.
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  • You can't cut off your life because of COVID. You have to be careful, but you need to keep living. Westminster-Canterbury makes it easier to do that. Dr. George Franklin, Resident
  • The key to a healthy retirement is to remain active.  The key to remaining active is to live at Westmnster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay! Dick Binford, Resident
  • The best decision I ever made was to move to Westminster! Joan Lottman, Resident
  • I have lived here for almost two years and I absolutely love it! Moving here is the best decision I ever made in my life! My children might not realize it now, but coming here is the best present I have ever given them. Beverly Griffin, Resident
  • A huge thank you to all the Westminster-Canterbury staff for all that they are doing for us during these challenging times! Special thank you to Catering for their off-campus pickups for us! Vera Jean Russell, Resident
  • Thank you for everything you do everyday to keep us happy, healthy and safe!! No place I’d rather be!!️ Shirley Wharton, Resident
  • This is the best possible place for us to be. Brenda Leonhirth Ladell, Resident
  • Thanks for helping take great care of our parents. We miss seeing them, but glad you’re taking every precaution to ensure we’ll get that chance when this blows over! Karen Costenbader Bradley, Family Member of Resident
  • Stone Rehab went over 100% above and beyond expectations! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • Thanks to Ben Unkle, CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay for making this [www.birdsongtablet.com] technology available around the world! LeadingAge Virginia
  • The best decision I ever made was coming to WC 6 years ago. Everyone is very professional, they know their job & they do it well. I was healthy and independent 6 years ago when I moved here & now I'm experiencing episodes of back pain that Stone Rehab is helping me with. It's a marvelous place! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • It’s hard for me to believe that I have not been off campus for almost five months with the exception of three doctor’s visits. Yet, I am perfectly content. I have had the opportunity to leave since March, but continue to choose to stay here where I feel safer and my days can be filled with many of the activities you have provided. Connie Rutledge, Resident

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