Wesley Community Foundation is

Revolutionizing Senior Living

Wesley Community Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, philanthropically supports the mission and vision of Wesley communities & health services.

A History of Giving

Founded in 1944, Wesley provides a network of housing and health care services for older adults in the Puget Sound region. Methodist Reverend Dr. Stanley Logan founded Wesley based on the principle that older adults should be able to age with respect and dignity. Wesley has remained true to that founding principle and is now a leader in senior housing and care services with an exemplary reputation for quality, compassion and care.

A Mission to Serve

Continuing the legacy of our founder by fostering a culture of philanthropy, Wesley Community Foundation helps enhance the lives of older adults and their families. The Foundation supports wellness and educational programs for residents and staff, funds improvements to make Wesley communities even better and develops capital campaigns to create new Wesley communities. Your generous spirit helps Wesley keep its commitment to place people ahead of profit.

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Capital Campaigns

Des Moines

Wesley Des Moines

Wesley has been serving generations of Northwest older adults for over 75 years. It's time to remodel and rebuild the campus of this storied and acclaimed community. The Foundation is seeking $10 million in philanthropic support for this $120+ million project, which will reflect trends and the best in living options.

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Bradley Park in Puyallup

Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup

Located adjacent to Bradley Lake Park, phase I has been completed with phase II planned. Once finished this will be the only full-continuum of care community in East Pierce County. Reaching the $8.5 million fundraising goal will help make this $80+ million community project a reality and affordable for many.

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Lea Hill in Auburn

Wesley in Renton

Wesley in the Renton area will be designed to meet the needs and desires of seniors who wish to remain in their community-where they raised their families, have friends and live their adult lives.

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Make a positive difference through a variety of Wesley Community Foundation programs

Ways to Give

Wesley Community Foundation accepts gifts that make an immediate or deferred impact on Wesley's mission and vision. Whichever program you select, we are grateful for your support.

Outright Gifts

Make an immediate impact on the lives of Wesley residents with an outright gift.

An outright gift can be made with:

  • Cash or check
  • Credit or debit card
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) as one-time or monthly recurring gifts
  • Pledge payments made quarterly, semiannually or annually
  • Appreciated securities
  • Real estate
  • Life insurance policies

How to make a gift:

  • Mail a check to Wesley Community Foundation, 816 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198
  • Call the Foundation staff at 206-870-1334 with credit card information to make a one-time gift or to set up a recurring monthly gift
  • Donate online with credit card information

Vehicle Gifts

Donate a car, truck, van, RV or boat to Wesley Community Foundation to help support the mission and vision of Wesley.

Donate your vehicle here

Deferred Gifts

A deferred — or planned — gift can be made in a variety of ways and has the potential to reduce gift and estate taxes, provide life income, avoid capital gains taxes and possibly provide a current tax deduction.

Click the Planned Giving button below or contact Wesley Community Foundation to learn more about:

  • Wills and Living Trusts
  • Beneficiary Designations (retirement plans, life insurance)
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Retirement Account Rollovers
  • Real Estate Gifts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a positive impact and create a lasting legacy with a planned gift. Learn more about what planned gift options are available to help make a difference in the lives of older adults.

Planned Giving

Tribute Gifts

A gift in memory or honor of a loved one is a wonderful and heartfelt way to pay tribute to someone special in your life.

Giving Societies

Generous support is vital to our commitment to sustain the mission and vision of Wesley. Gifts to the Foundation enhance programs for residents and staff, fund improvements to make our communities even better places to live and develop capital campaigns to create new Wesley communities. For club and society benefits, please contact the Foundation.

Stanley Logan Club

The Stanley Logan Club recognizes annual contributions of $1,000 or more in a calendar year. These gifts support a number of Wesley initiatives such as resident and staff assistance and programs, capital campaigns and the Greatest Need Fund.

Cornerstone, Pillar and Visionary Societies

The Cornerstone ($10,000), Pillar ($25,000) and Visionary ($50,000) Societies recognize cumulative contributions over time. When a donor’s irrevocable giving reaches the specified level, they become a permanent member of that society until they move to a higher designation.

Century Circle

The Century Circle recognizes cumulative contributions of $100,000 or more over time. When a donor’s irrevocable giving reaches this level, they become a permanent member of the Century Circle – Wesley's most exclusive giving society.

Legacy Society

Legacy Society members have made a deferred gift commitment in support of Wesley. These gifts refer to a will bequest, beneficiary designation, charitable gift annuity or another deferred-gift instrument. Members receive a Legacy Society welcome when a documented commitment to the Foundation is received.

Want to make a donation? Call us at (206) 870-1334

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Wesley Community Foundation Staff

Wesley Community Foundation staff members are here to help you. Contact any of our staff to learn about how you can make a difference through giving, discuss ways to make a legacy gift or set up a visit to one of our campuses to see your gifts at work.

  • Susan McConnell

    Foundation Executive Director

  • J. David Snow

    Director of Campaigns

  • Erica Wingard

    Major Gifts Officer & Campaign Manager

  • Ellen Johanson

    Annual Giving Manager

  • Marilyn Osgood

    Development Assistant

  • Suzanne Mager

    Major Gifts Officer & Campaign Manager

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