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Each Lifespace community has a Foundation Advisory Committee (FAC) which represents their community, serving as advisors to The Foundation and supporting its mission. FACs include residents and team members who volunteer as ambassadors for the Foundation in their community. The committee members educate residents about the Foundation, recommend projects or programs for the Foundation to support, and collaborate with the Foundation to meet community needs and to solicit donations through direct appeal and community fundraisers.

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Abbey Delray

“Benevolent care fund is not a special interest fund but a special need, care for life, fund available to every single resident should the need arise. No matter who you are, or your financial situation, security is important. Security is what the benevolent care fund gives you.” – Ev Bergquist

Committee Members

  • Carter Cunningham, Chair
  • Ev Bergquist*
  • Bea Buder
  • Martha Jespersen
  • Barbara Steinman
  • Peggy York

*not pictured

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Abbey Delray South

“The Foundation allows us to collect monies for use exclusively in our community and benefits all of us in so many ways. The team member scholarships are great because we love the kids, they work very hard for us! The Spiritual Care Fund, and Ron, is a BIG asset to us and the programs he can offer benefit us all. The Library Fund is also important!” – Yerti Nelson

Committee Members

  • Yerti Nelson, Chair
  • Grace Bleloch
  • Perry Cormen
  • Joe Deptula
  • Marilyn Fish
  • Kathy Leonard
  • Tom Lawrence*
  • Henrietta Markowitz

 

*not pictured

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Beacon Hill

“Having committed to this community, I have sensed a growing sense that this is “home.”  There are causes that I care so much about here in my community that I want to continue to provide support even beyond my lifetime.  The Lifespace Foundation allows me to do that.”
– Sara Robertson 

Committee Members

  • Sara Robertson, Chair
  • Beverly Hlavka
  • Gerry Klett*
  • Lee Meyer*
  • Judy Nyberg
  • Shirley Sauerman
  • Darwin Walton*

 

*not pictured

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Claridge Court

“Like other residents I appreciate that through the Foundation we can provide scholarships and support to Team members we see every day.”
– Howard Mick

Committee Members

  • Howard Mick, Chair
  • Peggy Evans
  • Helen Fisher
  • Paul Gibbs
  • Esther Giffin*
  • Walt Vernon*
  • Pat Wahlstedt*

 

*not pictured, updated photo coming soon

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Deerfield

“Support to the Foundation’s General Fund at Deerfield provides the needed support for the requests made from residents to benefit all areas of our community”.  – Glenis Lureman

Committee Members

  • Glenis Lureman, Chair
  • Alsie Fitzgerald
  • Marian Jacobs
  • Dick Johnston
  • Elaine Mason
  • Warren Tanner
  • Paul Werger
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Friendship Village of Bloomington

“The Foundation plays an important role in responding to specific community lifestyle improvements not immediately otherwise available.”
– Jon Roeder

Committee Members

  • Jon Roeder, Chair
  • Nat Robbins
  • Ed Bather
  • Linc Shea
  • Monica Roe
  • Marnie Hansel
  • Karen Benson
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Friendship Village of South Hills

“When the majority of residents and team members from our community embrace and fully support The Lifespace Foundation and all of its potential, it will be a great unifier of all of us at Friendship Village South Hills. It will allow us to raise funds for a common purpose and to decide on programs and projects to complete for our common good. What could be better than us all working for the good of all our residents and team members?”
– Carl Gaddis

Committee Members

  • Carl Gaddis, Chair
  • Graham Dunlop
  • Charlotte McDaniel*
  • Don McCaig*
  • Nancy Morgan*
  • John Redfield*
  • Adelaide Smith

 

*not pictured, updated photo coming soon

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Grand Lodge

“Hopefully benevolent care will never become a personal benefit that our family will need, but the assurance that I will not be kicked out of my home if I outlive my financial resources by no fault of my own is important to me and my family.”
– Irv Omtvedt

Committee Members

  • Irv Omtvedt, Chair
  • Ernie Arrigo
  • Marlo Burg
  • Dan Howard
  • Lowell Moser
  • Pat Ramsay
  • Mary Wanek
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Harbour’s Edge

“The Lifespace Foundation is a worthy vehicle for philanthropic residents and their family to recognize the needs of residents and team members. As a new resident, I made my first commitment to the scholarship program and have since provided support for the Team Member Emergency Assistance Fund. Supporting our team members benefits all of us residents.” – Nancy Flinn

Committee Members

  • Nancy Flinn, Chair
  • Bob Kaplan
  • Howard Ehrlich
  • George Gallacher
  • Audrey Kaufman
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Oak Trace

As a Foundation Advisory Committee member, I have a passion for being part of a committee that helps assist team members in being able to pursue their career goals through education.”
– Joann Hollensteiner

Committee Members

  • Char Gregory
  • Joann Hollensteiner
  • Dave Jones
  • Ron Leuffgen
  • Glad Memler
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The Waterford

“It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to be part of The Lifespace Foundation at The Waterford. Thanks to Foundation support, the Waterford Library is now enhanced by more large print books, audio CDs and computers. Truly a worthy cause to contribute to annually.”
– Anne Gibb

Committee Members

  • Jim Beerman, Chair
  • Peggy Willits
  • Anne Gibb
  • June Kleeman
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Village on the Green

“None of us as residents have gotten to where we are without preparation and planning. We need to continue our preparation and planning now, perhaps for our benefit in the future, or the benefit of our friends and neighbors, or even perhaps even for the benefit of strangers. We have the ability to help shape the future through support to The Foundation.” – Larry Herbert

Committee Members

  • Larry Herbert, Chair
  • Don Van Cleve
  • Sandy Gonzalez
  • Bette Ann Leider
  • Sue Orth
  • Carol Parker
  • Esther Vassar
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