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Special Endowments

These funds create unique programs or services that enhance community life or serve special needs within our community.

Compassion Endowment augments the Good Samaritan Fund by increasing VMRC's capacity to care for individuals within Complete Living Care who have outlived their financial resources and their ability to cover their own cost of care.

Memory C.A.R.E. Endowment is a dedicated program endowment to support our residents living with dementia, their family caregivers and our staff in providing educational and support services.

Life Enrichment Endowment supports the work of VMRC’s wellness programs, pastoral and counseling services and resident activities which stimulate the mind, body and spirit.

Juried Art Exhibition Endowment provides foundational support to enhance outreach and operational needs for this unique destination experience in June of each year, bringing the community and our residents together.

Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Endowment provides educational and cultural programs for residents and the extended community.

Staff Development & Nurse Education Endowment is a critical element to providing VMRC’s dedicated staff an opportunity to remain fully prepared to serve our community at the highest level.

Medical Nutritional Endowment is dedicated to educating residents and our community to the benefits of good nutrition and exercise. Established by the late Mary Ethel Heatwole, registered dietician. 

The John & Evelyn Nixon Heltzel Endowment provides for annual upgrades and equipment to the Heltzel Rehab Center, a preferred provider for Transitional Care.

Annual Community Needs highlights a few unique opportunities to support and enhance our community life with gifts for special projects.

Grateful Patient Giving provides an opportunity for Transitional Care patients and families to honor employees who provide exceptional care during their stay in rehab services.

Contact Les Helmuth, CFRE. Executive Director at lhelmuth@vmrc.org or 540-564-6556 for more information on these opportunities

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