The United Methodist Retirement Homes (UMRH) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, and has created The United Methodist Retirement Homes Foundation, Inc. to act exclusively for charitable and educational purposes on behalf of UMRH communities as defined by sections 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The UMRH Foundation supports UMRH's three life plan communities by providing funds to help build new buildings and upgrade existing ones, by enhancing the beauty of our campuses through funding gardens and sanctuaries, by offering benevolence support to our residents who need financial assistance, and by administering resident-funded scholarship programs for employees who are continuing their education.

The Purpose

The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance resident life at Croasdaile Village, Cypress Glen, and Wesley Pines by funding projects from annual gifts, planned gifts and endowments; to support benevolent care for those residents who have depleted their resources and who can no longer fully pay for their care; and to support special programs at the above-named communities. The Foundation is also the umbrella for capital campaigns, mini-campaigns, and special appeals.


The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, led by Chairman Lee Harris of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Foundation Ethics and Protection of Information

The Foundation and its volunteer board of directors and UMRH staff members always consider the interests of donors as the first priority in planning gifts. Information learned by any representative of the Foundation about a donor or the donor's assets or philanthropic intentions is held in strict confidence. It is neither the province of the Foundation nor its volunteers and staff to give legal, accounting, tax, or other advice, which is the responsibility of the donor's counsel.