Golden Cross Senior Ministries

Because no senior should ever have to travel life's journey [email protected]

aka Golden Cross Senior Ministries, Inc.   |   Cordova, TN   |  www.goldencross.org

Mission

To enhance the quality of life for all seniors served by Wesley Living.

Ruling year info

1990

President

David Kabakoff

Main address

1615 Appling Road

Cordova, TN 38016 USA

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Formerly known as

Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation of Memphis, Inc.

EIN

58-1871974

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide material support and social interactions to a population of low income seniors who call affordable housing retirement communities home.. This allows us to fulfill our mission of enhancing the life of all seniors served by Wesley Living.

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?

Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund

100% of donations to this fund are used to directly benefit the residents of Wesley Living affordable housing communities. These funds are used to provide emergency medical needs, food, furniture and other associated living expenses. Social activities are funded to promote positive health mental attitudes, peace of mind and overall feeling of well being.  Wesley Living's on-site staff of managers and service coordinators alerts Golden Cross of specific resident needs. A formal assistance request is made and submitted for approval by housing management. Once approved the request is submitted to the Foundation for final approval and funds disbursement. Receipts and a written follow-up form are returned to the Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Several years ago, The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a notice allowing affordable housing providers, like Wesley Living, the opportunity to serve the growing incidence of senior homeless by allowing preference to homeless seniors. Wesley Living responded by adjusting the tenant selection plan at our communities to favor homeless seniors. To date, Wesley has been in the forefront nationally in this endeavor to serve the senior homeless population. GOLDEN CROSS Senior Ministries, strives to restore dignity and increase peace of mind to seniors living in Wesley Living communities. Experiencing homelessness and then finding Wesley can truly become a life transformation event for these dear people. Our communities have seen firsthand the unexpected causes and outcomes of senior homelessness.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Ms. Louise lived alone in one of our communities. As a double below the waist amputee, life was a challenge. Imagine keeping up your home and participating in the simplest activities of life with that limitation. She had no family nearby and relied on what sporadic help her neighbors could offer. Her ADLs (Activities of Daily Living, a measure of individual capacity) were too high to qualify for government assistance and her meager income would not afford the “luxury” of personal assistance. Her lack of an capacity to keep a clean living space threatened her ability to remain in her residence. Seniors who strive to remain independent for as long as possible and need just a little help to maintain their freedom.  Once a person with specific needs is determined the following program is delivered: First visit to determine specific needs and address immediate concerns 4 hours Weekly maintenance visits 4 hours (These visit times would be shared with 3 others receiving Scholarship hours) Approximate annualized budget per person served 4 hour individual first visit: $78.00 ($19.51 per hour x 4 hours) 51 Weekly shared visits: $19.50 per week ($78 divided by 4 people) $994.50 total for 51 weeks Total cost per person annualized: $1,001.50 Total amount needed to serve 29 seniors annually: $29,043.50

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of formerly homeless seniors assisted in establishing permanent housing?

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Senior Homeless Initiative

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These formerly homeless seniors were provided basic furniture, basic household items, daily use consumables and cleaning supplies.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

A goal of GOLDEN CROSS Senior Ministries is to grow the Endowment Fund so that the growth in investment income provides operational capital to cover the day to day administrative expenses of GOLDEN CROSS Senior Ministries. Currently, operational expenses are covered by donations from our Board of Trustees and proceeds from the Annual Golf Classic. We are passionate about maintaining that 100% of all donations to the GOLDEN CROSS Senior Residents Fund go directly to the benefit of the senior residents we serve.

We are employing strategies around Bequest marketing and fund raising to grow our Endowment. We are also becoming even more aggressive in soliciting donations to the GOLDEN CROSS Senior Residents Fund from other faith based organizations.

We have just recently made the President's position a full time employee and added a full time administrative assistant. Previously, the Executive Director was the only full time position. This will provide the man hours needed to accomplish our needed growth. As of Jan. 1, 2018 a part-time position of Outreach/Development Coordinator will be added to our team.

Since the beginning of 2017, we have processed over 20 homeless cases and established over 20 new "homes". Total expenses to accomplish that end were just over $21,000.

Financials

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Operations

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Golden Cross Senior Ministries

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Dennis Walker

retired

Term: 2019 - 2021

Forestene London

Community Volunteer

Bob Blackmon

Community Volunteer

Dennis Walker

Community Volunteer

Charles Harbison

Community Volunteer

Karen Isaacman

Community Volunteer

Mat Lipscomb

Community Volunteer

Walt London

Community Volunteer

George Moore

Community Volunteer

Dick Sweebe

Community Volunteer

Jeff Thomason

Community Volunteer

Judy VanSteenberg

Community Volunteer

Martha Ann Corlew

Community Volunteer

Gary Wilson

Community Volunteer

Dale Sharp

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Ron Behymer

Andy Malmo

Bob Vornbrock

Joel Smith

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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 1/28/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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Data
  • 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 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.