LEAVE YOUR LEGACY
While Wesley Woods relies heavily on current contributions, the ongoing needs of our residents can only be met with the foresight and generosity of individuals who include the Foundation of Wesley Woods in their estate plan.
The Torchbearer's Society includes those who have the Foundation of Wesley Woods in their estate plan, and is vital to the future well-being of Wesley Woods residents. A fellow Torchbearer, Beth Cayce, shares why she is leaving her legacy at Wesley Woods.
"The very first philanthropic gift I ever made was to the Wesley Woods Mother’s Day offering in honor of my mother, Katherine Brannen. I felt called to contribute to Wesley Woods because, while I was a student intern and part-time employee in physical therapy at Georgia State University, I came to understand that not all older adults have a strong family or financial background. That belief, along with the message from my church pulpit from current residents who expressed the joy of not having to worry about how they would make ends meet, truly touched my heart. They shared how important the mission of Wesley Woods was in allowing them to reside in a community that felt like home and fostered their independence and health.
Over the years I have both volunteered and served professionally with Wesley Woods. Now, as a board member, I am even more proud of what charitable giving allows the organization to offer residents. I know that my contributions enable access to pastoral care and wellness services, as well as provide housing financial support and personal care for those who have limited means.
When I think about how blessed I am, I know that the inclusion of the Foundation of Wesley Woods in my estate plan will help enable this legacy and mission to continue long after I am gone."