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Guardian Circle

Generosity runs deep at Vinson Hall Retirement Community

In 2019, during VHRC’s 50th Anniversary, Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation’s unveiled its newest legacy society, called The Guardian Circle. This newest legacy society builds on the tradition of generosity at VHRC. In 1996, 33 individuals created the Heritage Society. By 2008, this group had grown to 51 individuals. Among those individuals was Mrs. Vera G. Williams who made a $1 million bequest to the Foundation in honor of her late husband, Captain Glendon Dean Williams. This gift became the endowment that funded the resident assistance from which today’s residents benefit.

Through The Guardian Circle we are looking to the future and the needs of tomorrow’s residents. What will Vinson Hall Retirement Community’s archives share about today’s donors? How many residents will have received support through the Resident Assistance Fund? What new innovative technology and projects we will have brought to VHRC to benefit residents and staff?  Through the support of planned gifts, there are no limits just endless opportunities.

On November 20, 2019, during an unveiling ceremony for the Guardian Circle, NMCGRF thanked the initial six donors who made a planned gift to help NMCGRF achieved its mission not just today but in the future. These six donors, through their generosity, helped ensure that the dignity and security offered by VHRC will be available for future residents. Anonymous, Mr. Eugene E. Champagne, Jr., Captain Robert Kaufman, USN (Ret), Mr. Edwin Malloy, Jr., RADM Robert P. Owens, USN (Ret), and RADM Edward K. Walker, Jr., SC, USN (Ret). 

To learn more about how you can donate to support future residents, contact Michelle Crone, Director of Philanthropy, at 703-538-3068.

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