Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge Foundation

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

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 Selmeczi

Vice President of Development

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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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
Seniors
Older adults

Life Enrichment programming offers opportunities to enhance residents’ quality of life through cultural, educational, leisure and recreational activities. Gifts may support concerts, performances, lectures, art classes, music and art therapy, classes and instruction provided by local and regional professionals, Jessup Memorial Library needs, computer classes, and other group activities and events.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults

Memory Support further enhances care and programs for residents with dementia, including music, art, movement and other specialized therapies, and evidenced-based training on practices that optimize quality of life which may be provided to associates, caregivers and the larger WCBR resident community.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Older adults
Seniors

Pastoral Care supports clergy, seminary interns and those pursuing Clinical Pastoral Education at WCBR, provides honoraria to guest speakers, and assists with the costs of special services and programs such as the annual Remembrance Service.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Older adults
Seniors

Supports training and education to secure and retain WCBR’s talented associates. Supported programs may include financial assistance for education, student loan debt assistance, licensing or certification beyond minimum employment requirements, and training programs.

Population(s) Served

Recognizing and rewarding excellence among our associates contributes to loyalty and service excellence. This program supports service awards programs and departmental recognition events. Additionally, funds may be utilized to support costs borne by associates for the purchase of items required for their position, e.g. scrubs.

Population(s) Served

This program helps associates who may experience a financial crisis due to events beyond their control. Grants are made to eligible associates with funds being sent directly to a business or creditor, e.g., mortgage company/landlord, utility company, or funeral home.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Residents: WCBR Foundation in-person meetings have been conducted June 2021-December 2021 and a written survey is being deployed in January 2022. WCBR Town Halls and other forums are ongoing throughout the year and inform the WCBR Foundation. Associates: In-person meetings have been conducted June 2021-December 2021.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, informal in-person conversations,

  • 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 ensure our donors and supporters are appreciated, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, WCBR leadership,

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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 the older age groups,

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 01/31/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alan Culbertson

James (Jim) Greene

Alan Culbertson

Robert (Bob) Tucker, Jr.

William (Nick) Carter, Jr.

James (Jim) Holden

David Maloney

Julie Stamm

Ross Thomas

Kevin Wells

Annette Gibbs

Cathy Sedwick

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/13/2021

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Data
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.