We have a vision for enhanced and energized senior living. You can help us get there.
Since 1983, the Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation has raised funds to support our mission to care for residents who have exhausted their financial resources, and provide residents with an engaging lifestyle within a compassionate community.
When you or a loved one becomes a BRC resident, the Foundation’s efforts help to ensure that our community is your Home No Matter What—providing support to Bridgewater Home so they may care for residents who have exhausted their resources. Today, around 1/3 of residents in assisted living and nursing care can continue receiving world-class, compassionate care through the support of the Foundation.
Plus, the Foundation supports critical efforts across our campus, including providing funding for resident care, team member training and education opportunities, capital expenditures, and other special projects.
Over the years, the Foundation has helped BRC expand both its capacity for service and footprint by raising funds for the construction of the Wampler Wing, the complete renovation of the Huffman Health Center, Assisted Living expansion and renovation, and the establishment of Concord House—our soon-to-open memory care expansion.
Your gift to the Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation is a thoughtful way to directly benefit the lives of our residents.
Become a BRC Energizer
Energize our mission with your ongoing monthly support.
Why become a monthly donor?
- You want to support our mission to care for residents who have exhausted their resources and create an engaging lifestyle for our residents.
- You automate your giving and can set an amount that fits your budget.
- It is safe, convenient, and paperless.
- Every gift size matters.
- Supports resident programs.
- Purchases needed equipment and vehicles.
- Assists in spiritual life activities.
- Provides benevolent care through the Resident Care Endowment Fund.
Other Opportunities to Give
Our Annual Fund is composed of unrestricted gifts that allows us the greatest flexibility to designate funds where they are most needed—whether its for employee education, transportation, activities, or resident programming.
The Resident Care Endowment Fund (RCEF) assists residents who have outlived their financial resources. Approximately one-third of residents in assisted living and nursing care have exhausted their personal funds. This endowment helps ensure they continue to receive care for the remainder of their lives.
The Pastoral Care Endowment Fund (PCEF) is used for the operation and maintenance of Lantz Chapel and supports our Spiritual Care Training Program.
The Nursing Education Fund supports professional development grants for team members to continue their education.
The Easter Basket Project is an annual BRC tradition! Each Easter, we personalize Easter baskets for every resident in assisted living and nursing care. John Wayland 5th graders interview each resident to determine what they’d like in their basket and return the week before Easter to deliver them.
About the Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation
Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation (BHFI) was formed in 1983 to raise funds to support the mission of Bridgewater Retirement Community with special emphasis on residents who have exhausted their financial resources, and to enhance all programs related to resident care. The Foundation in an autonomous, operating organization governed by its own recommending Board of Directors to guide fundraising efforts.