Improving Quality of Life

Barbara Watkinson with Angels of Mercy nurse Jeanne Black

“For me, in order to have a prosperous community, you have to have a healthy community. It’s the foundation”, says Barbara Watkinson.

She and her husband Hans von Baeyer give to the Foundation’s Health & Community Wellness Fund because it allows them to support a variety of organizations that promote health, such as Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic, which now serves the area’s homeless thanks to a grant from Williamsburg Community Foundation.

Retired from William and Mary, Barbara and Hans have been actively involved in Williamsburg for over 40 years, serving on the school board, advocating for subsidized housing, and volunteering. By partnering with WCF, they can continue to have that connection to the community they call home.