Embrace the Power and Spirit of Philanthropy
Established in 1999 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Westminster Ingleside Foundation represents more than 100 years of tradition, while looking toward the future with a focus on promoting the health and well-being of seniors. The Foundation supports the charitable activities of all Ingleside communities, including Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge and Ingleside at King Farm.
The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of our three Ingleside Life Plan Communities —
also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs — respecting their individuality and dignity,
and ensuring that they have a welcoming and supportive home throughout their lifetime.
Our three communities, Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge and Ingleside at King Farm, are truly unique and special.
Westminster Ingleside Foundation carefully stewards the gifts made to each Ingleside community.
Donors can have confidence that their gift benefits the community and fund of their choice.
Donating to the Foundation is a way to continue the legacy of support that began in 1906 with the founding of the Presbyterian Home
of the District of Columbia (now called Ingleside at Rock Creek). This legacy of support provides housing and life services to residents who,
through no fault of their own, have “outlived” their personal resources and can no longer afford the cost of living.
How Your Gift Helps
Your gift to the Westminster Ingleside Foundation helps raise funds in support of the Life Plan Communities of Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge and Ingleside at King Farm. It will provide the Foundation with the resources to:
- Raise charitable funds to help residents in need
- Enhance the quality of life for all residents
- Build an endowment for the future
We invite you to learn more about the work of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation and the difference it makes in the lives of beneficiaries and contributors alike.
Ways to Give
The Westminster Ingleside Foundation works to assist residents who have outlived their resources and to fund special projects and programs that enhance the lives of our residents. You can help build our resources through a general gift to the Foundation itself or designate a gift to a particular community. There are many ways to be part of this tradition of giving and caring.
All gifts to the Westminster Ingleside Foundation are tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to raise charitable funds for our three Ingleside Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
Gifts of cash, in honor or memory
Gifts of cash are often the most popular form of contribution. Cash gifts can memorialize a loved one or honor a special person. Cash is a convenient form of giving and, when itemized on your tax return, is deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please make check donations payable to Westminster Ingleside Foundation.
For your convenience, to make a gift by credit card, please click here.
Charitable Life Income Program
Receive fixed, tax advantaged income for life as well as a substantial charitable income tax deduction through the Foundation’s Charitable Life Income program. Rates are based on the age(s) of the participant(s) with rates as high as 8.6%. You can utilize cash, stock, and many other assets including a portion of your refundable entry fee. For more information, please contact Doug Myers, President & CEO at email@example.com or by calling 301-407-2068.
Gifts of appreciated securities
Gifts of appreciated securities can be made as outright gifts. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to the Westminster Ingleside Foundation or transferred through your broker. The mean market value on the date of transfer determines the value of the gift for tax purposes. Learn more.
Gifts of retirement assets
You can make an immediate, tax-free gift by transferring up to $100,000 directly from your traditional IRA or Roth IRA to Westminster Ingleside Foundation. (Other qualified retirement plans, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s, are not eligible.) You must be at least 70½ years old to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more.
The benefits of an IRA charitable rollover gift include:
- Satisfying the required minimum distribution
- Avoiding income tax on IRA withdrawals
- Supporting the important work of Westminster Ingleside Foundation with a tax-free gift
Download the IRA Charitable Rollover Letter Template to request a gift distribution from your IRA administrator.
Thank you in advance for your generosity to our communities!
Westminster Ingleside Foundation
DOUGLAS C. MYERS
President and CEO, Westminster Ingleside Foundation
Doug previously led the Asbury Foundation and held numerous positions with Suburban Hospital Foundation. He successfully completed the Certified Fund-Raising Executive exam in 1998 and has given presentations at numerous professional educational conferences. He has volunteered his service with the American Red Cross, Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation, The Arc, and UMA.
Doug and his wife, Ellen, live in Mount Airy, Maryland, and have two sons, two daughters, and two Labradors.
Associate Director of Development
Her passion for education and stewardship led her to serve for the Putnam City Schools Foundation, where she helped focus and establish the Foundation’s engagement with the community and led fundraising projects for various district schools. Most recently, she was selected as one of eight women in the U.S. to be a 2019 fellow for the Running Start Congressional Fellowship. Through this experience, she served on Capitol Hill for U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan.
In her free time, Gonzales-Richard volunteers with the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, rides horses and explores DC with her fiancé, Brandon.
Manager of Donor Relations
Kerrigan brings a record of achievement and enthusiasm to her work. She has eight years of development experience to aid her role with the Foundation, and has served as director of annual giving with several private schools in the region. Most recently, she held the position of major gifts officer for Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation.
She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Lynchburg College.
Recently, Kerrigan moved to Gaithersburg. She has two children, who are both attending college. She has volunteered to support at-risk children in the community, and in her free time, she enjoys taking trips to Rehoboth Beach, biking and skiing.
Westminster Ingleside Foundation Board of Directors
JANET HAASE KELLEY
Kelley’s community activities have included Radcliffe of Houston; Harvard Business School Club of Houston; Harvard University Alumni Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts; United Nations Association, Houston Chapter; Houston Ballet; Houston Grand Opera Guild; Metropolitan Opera, National Council, New York, New York; Watergate South Cooperative Apartments, Washington, DC; and Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC
She is a resident of Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, DC
ROBERT (BOB) BREMNER
He has had varied not-for-profit leadership experience. Until recently, Bremner served as the chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the government-sponsored affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He serves on the investment committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and served as warden of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church for four years.
He also serves or has served on the boards of two mental health organizations and the financial oversight committees of other organizations.
In 1991 Peggy moved back to Havre de Grace and opened the third Edward Jones oﬃce in Maryland. She was very successful and at retirement managed over $125 million. In 1997 she became a limited partner in Edward Jones, a position she continues to hold even after her retirement as an active ﬁnancial advisor. During her 19 years in Havre de Grace, she also served as the president of the Chamber of Commerce (twice) and as president of the Havre de Grace Rotary Club (twice).
She and Gary became residents of Four Seasons, an over 55 community in Dumfries, VA in 2010. At Four Seasons she was on the ﬁnance committee for several years.
After moving to our forever home at Westminster in 2018 she has been active with the development, ﬁnance, hospitality and dining committees and is a volunteer compassionate driver.
President and CEO, Ex-Officio
O’Connor has a bachelor’s in health care management from St. Joseph’s University, a Master of Science in health care administration from Central Michigan University, and Long-Term Care Certification from the University of Maryland. She is a Maryland-licensed nursing home administrator, a certified aging services professional and a certified Montessori dementia care professional. She has been a board member of what is now LeadingAge New Jersey and LeadingAge Colorado, and served on the LeadingAge House of Delegates and the board of directors of the American Health Care Association, where she chaired the not-for-profit committee and was a member of the strategic planning and executive committees.
O’Connor currently serves as the secretary and vice chair on the board of directors of LeadingAge DC and is vice chair of the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, where she chairs the governance and nominations committee and is a member of the executive committee. She and her husband, Kevin, live in Washington, DC, and have one daughter, a son-in-law, and a grandson and granddaughter. They are members of Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.
ALICE C. BUHL
Buhl has been a consultant in philanthropy to many American and Canadian family foundations and prominent private foundations, specializing in assisting families as they manage critical challenges in times of transition. She was a senior consultant for Lansberg-Gersick & Associates, an international family business firm that advises families on all aspects of family enterprise.
She has also done extensive volunteer work. Buhl was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and served as a senior fellow there until 2019. She was a member of the session of three Presbyterian churches and served on and chaired the board of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
Born and raised outside of Chicago, Buhl earned her MBA from Washington University (St. Louis). She and her husband, Lance, moved to Ingleside at King Farm in March 2016.
DALE H. CLARK
Chair Emeritus, Ex-Officio
Clark served as a civilian employee in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1986 to 1988, initially as principal director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Policy and Enforcement for three years and then as senior management analyst, Office of the Director, Administration & Management for 10 years. From 1999 to 2000, he worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense as a specialist in defense organization and management, intelligence and counterintelligence.
After moving to Westminster at Lake Ridge in September 2007, Clark served on the resident council and the resident dining, development and finance committees. He was appointed to the corporate governance & nominations committee in 2008, where he continues to serve.
He served as chairman of the board of directors of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation from 2010 to 2015 and currently serves as chair emeritus of the board. From 2010 to 2015, Clark served as director on the board of directors of Ingleside and its affiliate boards at Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at Rock Creek and Ingleside at King Farm.
He and his wife, Evelyn, have enjoyed their life at Westminster at Lake Ridge. They have three daughters, whose families all reside in Northern Virginia.
MARGUERITE (PEGGY) ADAMS
One of my proudest moments was when my first son was ordained a Catholic priest. He has continued to work in the Denver area. We came back to the DC area in 1976. My husband retired as President and COO of the company in 1986.
Since returning to the area, she has been active in volunteer work in a number of organizations, including ARCS (Achievement Reward for College Scientists) which raises funds to grant scholarships to graduate science students. Peggy has also worked with the ARC Montgomery County and volunteered at St. Raphael Church.
Peggy has been active in the life of Ingleside at King Farm and currently serves Chair of the Development Committee.
SUSAN PINCKERNELL DENECKE
Denecke has worked in various health care settings, both administratively and clinically. Her clinical experience ranged from cardiology, intensive care unit and emergency room, to post-anesthesia care unit.
She is married to Rick Denecke and they have 2 children, Sydney and Derick. The family is active at National Presbyterian Church. She is involved with various real estate management projects in the commercial and residential real estate markets in the area and in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
ROBERT LEN, CPA
A certified public accountant, Len started his career with Touché Ross and Co. (now Deloitte). After several years there, he joined The Wolf Group — a CPA firm in Northern Virginia — later becoming a partner in 1990. There, he advised clients on a wide array of tax and planning issues. In 1996, Len and Leonard Wolf formed Wolf Group Capital Advisors, a wealth management firm that helps clients create a decision-making framework for their lives — identifying short- and long-term priorities and organizing clients’ affairs to help achieve their dreams.
Len regularly speaks at international organizations and financial institutions about topics including financial planning, tax planning, retirement planning and investment strategies.
RICHARD (DICK) STOHR
Stohr was on the Board of Directors of the American Yo-Yo Association and judged yo-yo competitions at local, national and world contests. He is a woodturner and scissor & knife sharpener. He and his wife, Beverly, moved to Westminster at Lake Ridge in 2015. Since coming to Westminster at Lake Ridge, Stohr has been active in the chapel, woodworking shop, finance committee and kitchen band.
Thorpe has two sons. He has been a resident of Westminster at Lake Ridge since 2013.
Early on, Sy took Dale Carnegie’s famous fourteen-week course. He was a natural at “meeting and greeting”, became an instructor himself, and now applies the time-honored principles to his grandkids.
Sy is very involved in supporting the community including George Washington University School of Law and JCC of Greater Washington.
EMILY HIGH DANIELS
Emily is a graduate of Hampton University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts. She obtained a Masters in Business in Administration and Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
Her community involvement includes her service as a Board Member and Chair of Development Committee, World Food Program USA. Emily is also a Founding Member, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Business Women’s Giving Circle
Cathy then returned to Washington to join the International Monetary Fund where she led the data management section supporting the IMF’s World Economic Outlook forecasting exercise, and the related publication and data dissemination activities. Cathy concluded her career at the IMF in the Statistics Department, as the Division Chief responsible for the IMF’s statistical systems, publications, and electronic data products.
Cathy is a docent at Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Garden, taking advantage of her interest and experience in both Byzantine and pre-Columbian history and art, as well as in garden architecture and design. She is a Board Member of the IMF Retirees Association. As a spousal member of the Cosmos Club, Cathy participates in the Climate Change Group which focuses on a variety of global environmental concerns. She is also a member of DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals.
IRC Development Committee Members
- 2021 Chair – Woody Cunningham
- Paul Armington
- Tucker Harris
- Janet Kelley
- Krishna Roy
- Ann Schneider
- Ted Truman
- Bernice Mclntyre, Service Board
- Jorden Gonzales-Richard, Assoc. Director of Development
WLR Development Committee Members
- 2021 Chair – Dick Stohr
- Gary Cecchine
- Peggy Cecchine
- Helen Fortner
- Mary Johnson
- Byron Martin
- Rod Thorpe
- Douglas C. Myers, President and CEO
IKF Development Committee Members
- 2021 Chair – Peggy Adams
- Dorothy Welsh
- Ed Balkovich
- Nancy Shapiro
- Elaine Rosenblum
- B.J. Diggs
- Michelle Krauss, IKF Exec Director
- Douglas C. Myers, President and CEO