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About Us

Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation has had a singular purpose for 53 years: to support Vinson Hall Retirement Community.

In 1959, the Naval Officers’ Wives’ Club of Washington D.C. had a vision to build a retirement community to benefit the widows of Navy officers. At the time, a Navy officer’s pension did not transfer to his wife after his death, leaving many widows with insufficient funds for retirement. Members of the club launched a decade-long campaign to fundraise, lobby and build a place where Navy widows could live in dignity, security and friendship throughout their older years.

In 1969, their vision was realized when Vinson Hall Retirement Community opened its doors for Navy, Marine and Coast Guard widows and couples. Today, retired officers or their families who served in all branches of the military and federal government leaders or their families are welcome.

Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation has been an integral part of this vision from the beginning, raising funds to support the residents and staff of this unique senior living community.

Our Mission
We enrich the lives of those around us, so they are free to live life to the fullest.

Our Vision
We will lead in creating and delivering innovative solutions, so those around us can live life “their way.”

Our Values
Dignity, Security, and Friendship

Our Foundation Staff

Libby Bush

CEO of Vinson Hall Retirement Community and Executive Director of Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation

Rick Bova

Treasurer of Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation and CFO/COO Vinson Hall Retirement Community

Michele Parra

Executive Assistant

Michelle Crone

Senior Director of Philanthropy and Engagement

Contact by email at

Clara Orrell

Philanthropy & Engagement Coordinator

Now Hiring!

Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Our Foundation Board of Trustees

W. Mark Skinner, VADM, USN (Ret)


Cynthia A. Dullea, RDML, NC, USN (Ret)

Vice Chairman

W. Scott Slocum, CAPT, USN (Ret)


Sandy Daniels, RADM, USN (Ret)


Libby Bush, M.A., LNHA, CASP

Executive Director


RDML Annie B. Andrews, USN (Ret)

RDML Michael J. Browne, USN (Ret)

CAPT Weston D. Burnett, JAGC, USN (Ret)

Mrs. Lori Carbonneau

RADM Pat Dawson, USN (Ret)

CAPT Sushil K. Jain, MC, USN (Ret)

Col John C. Roots, USMC (Ret)

CAPT Francis "Bud" Dougherty, USN (Ret)

President, Vinson Hall Resident Association

CAPT John E. Arnold, USN (Ret.)

Resident and Volunteer Member

Emeritus Volunteer Trustees

RADM David P. Keller, SC, USN (Ret)

RADM Frederic G. Sanford, MC, USN (Ret)