Wesley Woods Names Diane Vaughan as New Foundation President

Diane VaughnLeaders of Wesley Woods have announced the appointment of Diane Vaughan as president of the Foundation of Wesley Woods.

An experienced fundraising and development professional, Vaughan has more than 32 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining the Foundation of Wesley Woods, she has spent much of her career at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. She last served as the development director for the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center.   

“Diane has a long history of making connections with the Atlanta philanthropic community,” said the Rev. Glenn Ethridge, chair of the board of the Foundation of Wesley Woods. “As an active United Methodist, she knows Wesley Woods’ history of empowering seniors to age with grace. We are excited about our work together.”

“Diane has been described as a tireless role model leading by example to produce results,” said Terry Barcroft, president and CEO of Wesley Woods Senior Living.  “We look forward to her sharing her knowledge and relationships with the Wesley Woods team.”

“The work of the Foundation of Wesley Woods is especially important considering the number of Georgians who are becoming more aware of their need to explore new living options,” said Diane Vaughan, new president of the Foundation of Wesley Woods. “The Foundation has a wonderful reputation as an organization working to ensure that all older adults, regardless of income, can live and thrive in health and wellness. I am looking forward to playing a part in those efforts.”

Vaughan will join the organization February 2019 following the departure of Tracy Crump, the Foundation’s current leader. Crump will remain involved as a loyal supporter of Wesley Woods and the Foundation.

“Tracy has done a wonderful job leading the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, including raising record-setting amounts for Wesley Woods,” said Barcroft. “Her contributions and leadership will have a lasting impact on the Foundation and the people it serves.”

The 2019 Heroes, Saints & Legends event will be held on Thursday March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Flourish by Legendary Events, 3143 Maple Drive Atlanta, Ga. 30305. The evening will benefit the over 1,800 older adults who live throughout Wesley Woods’ residential communities across North Georgia, as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease research at Emory University. Sponsorships and donations can be made at https://www.foundationofwesleywoods.org/donate/.

To find a Wesley Woods Senior Living community near you visit wesleywoods.org. Across North Georgia, Wesley Woods owns and manages comfortable residences that emphasize wellness, community, education and personal fulfillment. Several residences have different levels of care allowing senior adults to “transition in place” as their needs change.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Wesley Woods offers housing and supportive services for older adults throughout North Georgia. The Foundation of Wesley Woods serves as the connection point between the generosity of supporters in the community and the practical, life-changing work of Wesley Woods.

About Wesley Woods Senior Living
Wesley Woods Senior Living supports healthy aging by helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, via resident-centered communities.  Founded in 1954 with the mission to assure all older adults age with grace, dignity and purpose, Wesley Woods provides safe, affordable residential housing and support services for older adults throughout North Georgia.  It operates 10 residential communities, including five affordable communities, in Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Blairsville, Roswell and Newnan. Some communities also include a continuum of care including independent living services, assisted living services, memory care and skilled nursing care. For additional information, please visit www.wesleywoods.org.   

About the Foundation of Wesley Woods
The Foundation of Wesley Woods is where caring people give so everyone can age with dignity. It serves as the connection point between the generosity of supporters in the community and the practical, life-changing work of Wesley Woods. Through the philanthropic support of our generous community, older adults of all income levels have a caring community and live thriving lives full of independence and contribution. Through the Foundation, significant benevolence care is extended to those individuals who have outlived their financial resources in order that they may remain in their homes.