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.

Donors can have confidence that their gift benefits the community and fund of their choice, as well as continue the legacy of support that provides housing and life services. Residents, through no fault of their own that have “outlived” their personal resources and can no longer afford the cost of living, will be given a welcoming and supportive home throughout their lifetime.


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

Learn more about the work of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation and the difference it makes in the lives of beneficiaries and contributors alike in the 2020 Ingleside Annual Report.


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 are often the most popular form of contribution, and 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.



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 dmyers@inglesideonline.org, or 301-407-2068.


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.



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. You must be at least 70½ years old to take advantage of this opportunity. Other qualified retirement plans, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s, are not eligible.


IRA charitable rollover gift

The benefits of an IRA charitable rollover gift include: satisfying the required minimum distribution, avoiding income tax on IRA withdrawals, and 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, or learn more about planned giving. Thank you in advance for your generosity to our communities!




Through the Resident Supporting Funds, the Foundation assures that no resident will ever be asked to leave Ingleside
due to financial hardship through no fault of their own.

The Foundation enhances the quality of life for current and future residents by funding special capital and operating initiatives in our communities.

By building endowments, the Foundation assures perpetual support for important Ingleside community programs.

Westminster Ingleside Foundation


President and CEO, Westminster Ingleside Foundation

Douglas C. Myers has extensive experience in advance philanthropy supporting the missions of not-for-profit health care and educational organizations. His greatest satisfaction is when he matches the passions and interests of donors with the needs of those served by nonprofits. He has experience in board development, strategic planning, endowment building, leadership giving, capital campaigns, and foundation operations. As Westminster Ingleside Foundation President & CEO Doug leads the Foundation in advancing philanthropic support for Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, and Ingleside at King Farm. He takes great pride in knowing that no one has ever been asked to leave an Ingleside community due to financial hardship of no fault of their own. Additionally, Ingleside has a robust employee scholarship program to help attract, train, and retain outstanding employees. He is excited by the numerous untapped opportunities to improve the quality of life those who live and work at Ingleside. Doug previously held the positions of President & CEO, Asbury Foundation, Associate Vice President of Development at McDaniel College, and was an integral leader for the Suburban Area Healthcare Foundation. He had held the designation of Certified Fund-Raising Executive 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.


Associate Director of Development

Donna Goldman brings 20 years of relevant development experience having previously served with Yeshiva of Greater Washington. During her tenure, she was involved in planned giving, fundraising and recognition events, and annual fund campaigns. Donna has served on the Board of Trustees for the Friends of the Library in Montgomery County, Maryland. Donna has her Undergraduate degree from Drexel University and her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. She practiced family law for 15 years. In Donna’s spare time she loves to entertain, cook, read, travel, meet new people and spend time with her family.


Associate Director of Development

Kate Kavitski has had the privilege of serving senior living communities for over a decade. Her background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts in Drama Therapy from New York University. Professionally, Kate has served as a Creative Arts Therapist to non-profit communities, Director of Life Enrichment in memory care settings, and Administrator in Independent Living. A visionary thinker and strategic planner, Kate has assisted with the operational development and opening of a Center for Healthy Living and Memory Support-Assisted Living. Kate is honored to serve as Associate Director of Development where she will lead annual giving, tribute giving, donor recognition, events, and other projects that will further elevate the experience of living at Ingleside.


Manager of Donor Relations

Bio coming soon...

Westminster Ingleside Foundation
Board of Directors



Janet Haase Kelley graduated from Radcliffe College and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. After graduation, she worked in the financial services/banking industry for over 20 years at First National Bank of Chicago (subsequently merged into JP Morgan Chase). She served in its New York office from 1987 to 1989, working on international trade and finance, as vice president in its Washington, DC, office from 1990 to 1992, working on cash management and electronic payments; as well as working on commercial lending in its Houston and Chicago offices. She was adjunct professor of business administration at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

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


Vice Chair

The early part of Bob Bremner’s career was in international finance, beginning at the World Bank Group and then as a founding partner of an international investment banking firm in Washington, DC He then founded an investment and consulting partnership in Dayton, Ohio, that purchased small companies, including a bookstore, which was his passion. The bulk of his for-profit board leadership was for Nuveen Investments, one of the larger firms in a mutual fund industry that experienced rapid growth to become a major factor in managing Americans’ savings. Bremner chaired the Mutual Fund board for nine years, led it through the financial crisis of 2008–2009, led industry forums and helped negotiate with financial regulators during a troubled time.

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.



Peggy Cecchine is a native of Havre de Grace, MD. She attended Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Bon Secours School of Nursing and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the State of New York. In 1986, after returning from Korea and with Gary’s retirement from the Army, Peggy began working in the financial services business in Washington, DC where she was the Assistant Vice President for Administration at Ferris Baker, Watts.

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

Lynn O’Connor is Ingleside’s president and CEO, which includes Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Ingleside at King Farm, the Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Westminster Ingleside Group and Ingleside at Home. O’Connor has 40 years of aging services leadership experience, commencing her career in 1980 as an administrator in training at a Maryland nursing home and hospice. She was appointed by Governor Parris Glendening in 1995 to be a member of the Maryland Assisted Living Task Force, which was charged with creating Maryland’s first assisted living legislation and regulations.

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 has extensive experience in philanthropy and not-for-profit management. She served as executive director of the Conference on Education and of the St. Louis Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy, as well as senior vice president of the Council on Foundations in Washington, DC

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.


Chair Emeritus, Ex-Officio

Dale H. Clark received a Bachelor of Arts in foreign language from the University of Rochester and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956. He graduated from the Marine Corps Basic and Amphibious Warfare School, the NATO Defense College and the Naval War College. Clark was a member of the teaching faculty of Yale University and the U.S. Naval War College. He served combat assignments in the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Lebanon, and was an infantry officer, with special skills in the employment of nuclear weapons, logistics, and research and development. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of colonel in 1986.

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.


Peggy was born in New York City on November 30, 1927, but my family moved to Minneapolis when I was very young. She completed my education and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Department of Nursing. Following my love to Baltimore, she worked as a nurse at Johns Hopkins and soon married. She later worked as a public health nurse.

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 was born and raised in the Washington, DC, area. She graduated from Vanderbilt University, and continued on to Boston University where she earned her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in health care administration. She later attended Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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 holds a master’s degree in taxation from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

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 Stohr graduated from the University of Cincinnati and then served 26 years in U.S. Navy Active and Reserve, retiring as Captain. He received a Master of Science degree in logistic management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Concurrently with reserve duty, Stohr was a Department of Defense Support Contractor with positions of increasing responsibility, including interim president of a small company. In 1997 he became a full-time entrepreneur, educator and entertainer, known as “That Yo-Yo Guy.”

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.


Sy is a graduate of NYU in accounting and law. He attributes his career in finance/accounting (including CPA) to the six years he spent in the Air Force – as a commissioned officer and civilian – pricing and negotiating military contracts. Later, an early retirement from IBM (as Director of Accounting) allowed him a third career with Arthur Andersen’s Washington office. In retirement, Sy continues to serve as an Arbitrator for FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.

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 is a strategic advisor in Brown Advisory’s Washington DC office. She provides holistic, individualized advice to high-net worth individuals, families, business owners and corporate executives. Immediately prior to joining the firm, she was senior director, Wealth Planning with Capital One Bank. Emily started her career in the trusts & estates and tax-exempt organizations practice at King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia.

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


After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Cathy worked in the Georgetown University Economics Department for several years. She subsequently joined Data Resources Inc., a technology start-up company leading pioneering work in the development of computer-based economic forecasting models, and collection and online dissemination of international economic statistics. She spent a year in Brussels helping to open DRI’s first international office, following which she joined the Economics Department of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris where she worked for four years, leading development of the statistical databases underlying OECD’s semi-annual forecasting exercises.

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.

Development Committees