Westminster Village in Dover Retirement Community

Support Our Mission

Generosity in Action

Westminster Village is fortunate to have residents, families, volunteers and staff who are committed to ensuring and enhancing the quality of life for all residents at every level of service – now and in the future. 

Gifts to Westminster Village in Dover, Delaware, over the years have been as varied as the people we serve and have been made directly by our residents, their family members, churches and other friends.  Two of the buses were funded in part with contributions.  Dining room chairs and a new sound and projection system in the Community Center were purchased with donations. The Serenity Garden at Chapelwood started as an Employee Giving Campaign project and was completed with contributions from individuals and businesses. Several TVs and Wii entertainment systems with games were purchased with donations.

In addition, gifts to Westminster Village help to provide charitable care to those residents who have outlived their personal financial resources. No one has ever been asked to leave the Presbyterian Senior Living system of care because they had outlived their resources. This means if a person does not divest or give away assets, we have an unwavering history of keeping our commitment to the people we serve.  In fact, Westminster Village – Dover provided $907,254 for uncompensated care in 2010.

If you or a loved one have benefited in any way from our services, we invite you to consider extending the gift of quality care and quality of life in any number of ways.

Memorial and Outstanding Service Gifts

  • Commemorating a life through a memorial gift: 
    • An increasing number of people are suggesting donations to Westminster Village in lieu of flowers.
    • Others are contributing assets that are no longer needed such as life insurance or retirement account balances.
  • Acknowledging Outstanding Service by a member or specific members of our staff or volunteers by making a donation in their name.

Our Wish List

  • Donating toward an item on our “Wish List,” which fall under several categories:

Health Center & Assisted Living

  • Spa-like bathing tub (2 needed @ $7,500) – $15,000
  • Activity Chairs (6 needed @ $800) – $4,800
  • Broda Chair – $3,800
  • L-Z Boy recliners for Great Room (2 needed @ $850) – $1,700
  • Bed Extenders for Electric Beds (5 needed @ $275) – $1,350
  • 41” LCD TV – $1,000
  • Giant Deluxe Scrabble Game Boards (3 needed @ $109.99) – $330
  • ChapelWood 100% Blackout shades for Snoozelen (4 @ $80) – $320
  • Activity Carts (2 needed) – $300
  • Sanyo CD Player FOR Assisted Living – $98

Dining Services

  • Dining Room Chairs for HC Dining Room (15 needed @ $500) – $7,500
  • Food Preparation Tables – one for HC/one for AL (2 needed @ $2,295) – $4,591
  • Fryer for Health Center Kitchen – $1,027

Simply contact Mary Ann Poling, Executive Director, about the kind of gift, bequest, or other support that would be meaningful to you and impact the quality of life and care of the people we serve. Her direct line is (302) 744-3550 and her email is mapoling@psl.org.

You can also contact Lee Anderson, the Area Director of Presbyterian Senior Living Mission Support at (717) 502-8875 or email landerson@psl.org to learn more about the broad array of donor opportunities within our organization.

As with every not-for-profit organization, we rely on the compassionate support of our residents and their families and friends, as well as the contributions provided by countless other organizations committed to the care of the elderly. There are always needs to be filled and services that require financing beyond internal budgetary capabilities, so we are dedicated in continuing our work to raise the funds needed to fulfill our mission at every level, down to every last resident at Westminster Village.

Our Donors & Their Stories

We often measure the depth of donor commitment by the number of people served and the millions of dollars applied to support our mission. But the real story is how gifts to Westminster Village have affected the quality of life for our residents. We are proud to share those stories and to highlight the true impact that donor support has on others.


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