The Westhills Village Foundation

Part of a Community of Care

The Westhills Village Foundation

Listed are some of the new projects you can help make possible at Westhills Village.  You can be a part of any of these fun and exciting projects simply by making a contribution to the Westhills Village Foundation.  

  • Academic Assistance Program – This program assists employees to obtain degrees in areas of critical need to our operations
  • Sponsor a Tree at The Cottages
  • Speakers for Conference Rooms
  • Ionization Air Filtration System in Health Care
  • Set of Stairs for Therapy
  • Virtual Reality Headset for Assisted Living
  • Automatic Door Opener for the courtyard at The Courtyard
  • Large Heating Pads for Therapy
“Where else can you donate to such a great cause, get to pick the cause you want to support, and watch your friends benefit from it and benefit from your own donation as well?”
Fred Cozad, Longtime Resident

We can’t express our THANKS enough to all those who have made such a difference with your generous donations and contributions to the Westhills Village Foundation.

It is always amazing to see the incredible results the Westhills Village Foundation makes at our Westhills community. Throughout the year, we hear so many great comments from those who reside here, those who work here, as well as those who come to visit, on the outcomes the Westhills Village Foundation has achieved.

All of us who support the Foundation can truly feel we have and continue to make a well-meaning difference. Every department and every area of the Westhills community continues to be affected in a positive way by the wide variety of support for a wide variety of projects. This past year has been an incredible year as we have enhanced services, provided academic/tuition support and addressed a multitude of needs.

Additionally, we have had some wonderful programs in which anyone can participate and make a difference through the donation of items, IRA accounts, and supporting great projects. 

A good friend of ours – Fred Cozad – who was a long-time resident and Westhills Village Foundation Board Member used to say “Where else can you donate to such a great cause, get to pick the cause you want to support, and watch your friends benefit from it and benefit from your own donation as well?” This certainly applies to The Courtyard as well as so many other areas the Westhills Village Foundation supports.

We encourage your consideration and support, as every effort truly MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

 

What is Legacy Giving?

Do you love living at Westhills? Do you want to impact lives at Westhills Village and leave a legacy of care for years to come? When you include the Westhills Village Foundation in your Estate Planning, you become a member of our Legacy Club and continue to make a difference in others’ lives for years to come.

IRA Gift Provisions

IRA Gift Provision has been made permanent. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 makes permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover provision that has come and gone several times over the past 10 years. A direct distribution from an IRA can be a great way to provide a charitable gift.

Benefits to the Donor

  • Allows the donor to avoid receiving an IRA distribution as taxable income.
  • May lower the donor’s income tax rate.
  • The gift counts toward the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Rules

  • The donor must be 70 ½ or older.
  • Gifts are allowed up to $10,000.00
  • The gift must be a direct distribution from the IRA to the charitable organization.
  • The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction.
  • The gift may not be used to fund a gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, donor advised fund, or private foundation.
  • You may not receive any goods or services in return for the gift.

Make a Donation of

  • Investments/Corporate Stock
  • IRA Distributions
  • Gift Annuities
  • Annual Giving

Past Funded Projects

  • Christmas Wreaths
  • Van Wraps for both transportation vehicles
  • E-Trainer
  • Health Care Recliners
  • Hygeine Stations
  • Adjustable Work Station
  • Theater Hearing Aide Loop
  • Vital Charts for Health Care
  • Standing Scale for Assisted Living
  • 5 Health Care Specialty Beds
  • 5 Adjustable Height Tables for HC
  • 1 Health Care Vascular Doppler
  • Nustep Machine
  • New Planters at Assisted Living
  • 10 Pool Barbells
  • Piano for the Theatre
  • Active Aging Event Prizes

Wish List & Needs

  • Automatic door opener for Courtyard
  • Speaker phones for conference rooms
  • Sit to Stand Trainer for Therapy
  • Large Heating pads for Therapy
  • Set of Stairs for Therapy
  • Employee Academic Assistance Program
  • Air Filtration System for Health Care
  • And more!

Employee Helping Hands Fund

This fund was established by the Foundation to help provide financial assistance to current employees who have fallen on hard times or come upon an unforeseen personal emergency.

The Fund started in March 2016 and has already helped eight families! For example, an employee needed surgery and had no insurance so we helped with hospital bills; an employee had no phone so we helped with a prepaid phone; we helped an employee with rent so they were not evicted when a roommate left; an employee’s husband and son were hospitalized and we were able to help with some bills. These are just some examples of how your donations have really helped make a difference.