Our Foundation

Making life better for the people we serve.

At UMRH, making life better for the people who live and work at our communities is what we’re all about. To help us meet the needs and wishes of UMRH residents, we depend on the generosity of donors. To administer charitable donations, we created The United Methodist Retirement Homes Foundation, Inc. The foundation acts 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.

Gifts to the UMRH Foundation provide funds to improve life at our communities in ways large and small. For example, the foundation has funded gardens and sanctuaries to enhance the beauty of our campuses. Foundation giving has also supported building upgrades and the construction of new buildings. For residents who’ve exhausted their financial means, the foundation offers benevolence support to help cover the cost of care. And for employees who are continuing their education, the foundation administers resident-funded scholarship programs.

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 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, minicampaigns and special appeals.

Governance

The foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

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 obtained 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.

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