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Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge Foundation

aka WCBR Foundation   |   Charlottesville, VA   |  https://westminstercanterbury.org/

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Mission

The mission of the WCBR Foundation is to support, benefit, and enhance the well-being and quality of life of our residents and associates.

Ruling year info

1998

President

Mr. Gary B. Selmeczi

Vice President of Mission Advancement

Bethanie Constant

Main address

250 Pantops Mtn Rd

Charlottesville, VA 22911 USA

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EIN

54-1882970

NTEE code info

Named Trusts/Foundations N.E.C. (T90)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fellowship Assistance

From its founding, WCBR has provided an important safety net to residents who have outlived their financial resources and are no longer able to afford their WCBR monthly fee. To date, no one has ever had to leave the community for lack of funds. The program also offers one-time financial assistance to a narrow class of prospective residents who are unable to fully pay the WCBR entrance fee but whose community ties and contributions make them deserving of special consideration.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors
Older adults

Residents come to live at WCBR because we are a Lifecare retirement community that provides independent living, catered living, memory care, skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation therapies. But what makes WCBR extraordinary is the Foundation’s drive to support the very best holistic care. Staying engaged and active physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually plays a significant role in determining the length and quality of our lives. Because of the support of our donors we are able to provide: innovative and best-practice solutions to health and well-being needs. Offerings include specialized exercise classes; stimulating social, cultural, art, and performance activities; lifelong learning educational classes; a comprehensive library; pastoral care; recreational and art therapy; and much more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors
Older adults

Programs may include scholarships; student loan repayment assistance; financial support for conferences, workshops, and licensing or certification beyond minimum employment requirements; and individual or group training programs to grow knowledge and skills. We value our associates and wish to provide them with skills and tools so they can advance their skills and careers here at WCBR.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Attracting and retaining associates who are dedicated to excellence and service is a top priority at WCBR and we know it takes more than fair pay and benefits to secure the best team. Our programs provide a sense of purpose and community by recognizing our associates, create a thriving culture of belonging, and assist associates during times of crisis. This fund also provides flexibility to support additional high priority needs so we can best express appreciation for the service and care provided by our extraordinary associates.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

As we strive to be the premier Lifecare community, there may be additional opportunities for philanthropy to make a difference. This fund provides flexible support to address new or changing high priority needs so we can best care for our residents.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Older adults
Seniors

Unrestricted gift provides the WCBR Foundation with the greatest latitude to build programs that fulfill its mission, meet areas of greatest need, and support planning for and implementation of future programs and services.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, To ensure our donors and supporters are appreciated

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Lack of use of technology with some of those we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge Foundation

Board of directors
as of 07/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alan Culbertson

James (Jim) Greene

Alan Culbertson

Dennis Rooker

James (Jim) Holden

David Maloney

Julie Stamm

Kevin Wells

Annette Gibbs

Cathy Sedwick

Charles (Neal) Goldsborough

William (Bill) Bosta

Angelica Light

Gary Selmeczi

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.