Stambaughs and Dawsons Aid Respite Care Center

Craig and Shirley Stambaugh

The Respite Care Program at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church applied for a WCF competitive grant to provide art┬átherapy to local residents with Alzheimer’s. Foundation donors Craig and Shirley Stambaugh learned about the grant through Shirley’s participation on the Foundation’s Distribution Committee and decided to support the program through their donor-advised fund.

Dave and Marian Dawson

With this success in mind, the Respite Care requested funding for a music therapy program for its clients. Foundation donors, Dave and Marian Dawson had heard about the organization at one of our events and upon learning of the request decided to help implement this pilot project. Because of these relationships developed through WCF, art and music are now improving the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable citizens.

This partnership also released competitive grant funds to support other community needs and provided meaningful connections between Respite Care and these two families.