“A Bold Vision of Strategic, Legacy-Making Philanthropy.”

The Woodlands Foundation.

The Woodlands Foundation is a multifaceted approach to shaping not only the lives of residents but also the lives of our staff and the community just outside our doors. Founded in 2013, The Woodlands Foundation (formerly known as the Legacy Fund) finds its roots in a desire to compassionately support our fellow neighbors in times of need if a situation should ever arise. This very desire is integral to the special, interconnected Life Care Community that is The Woodlands at Furman. Here, we present to you a new vision of philanthropy in the spirit of creating change and continuing support for community causes. This is a vision of an umbrella for legacy-making, where residents and friends can find countless opportunities to create positive differences in the lives of others together.

Annual gala events.

Each year, The Woodlands hosts two gala events to support The Woodlands Foundation. In February, our Valentine’s Day Gala Event is a special romantic dinner event. Then, in September, near the Fall Equinox, we host the Last Day of Summer/First Day of Fall event with a fabulous Oyster Roast. For information about dates, tickets, event locations or sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Ezra at ehall@twafsc.org at 864-371-3130.

Woodlands Foundation funds.

While giving to The Woodlands Foundation supports all of our funds, we recognize that families or organizations may wish to make a gift to a specific fund. Opportunities to support these funds include Capital Projects, Community Beautification, Programming, Education Reimbursement, Staff Hardship Fund, The Charitable Impact Fund and countless other ways for you to positively impact our community. The following is a list of each of the funds and how they improve life at The Woodlands.

The Charitable Impact fund.

With open hands and hearts, The Charitable Impact Fund was created to enrich the community just beyond our doors. Through a spirit of giving, residents of The Woodlands at Furman support, enrich and impact local not-for-profits through their support of The Charitable Impact Fund. The Charitable Impact Fund provides financial support to local non-profits through an annual selection process and serves as a vehicle for sharing resources, time and talents for special projects and programs to aid selected philanthropic organizations.

The Education Reimbursement fund.

Out of an interest in helping to shape the lives of the individuals who help make this place home, residents created The Education Reimbursement Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance and support to Woodlands team members who have expressed a desire to further their educational goals, whether that be through college courses, training programs, certification or any educational needs in between. To be eligible, employees must have worked here at least a full calendar year. For reimbursement, staff must successfully complete the course at the time of the award. Awards are overseen by the Education Reimbursement Committee. Since the establishment of the Education Reimbursement Fund in 2017, over 20 gifts have been awarded to team members.

The Good Neighbor fund.

Originating from our desire and promise to always provide for all residents through all stages of care and demonstrate the unique community here, The Good Neighbor Fund is literally neighbors helping neighbors. Recognizing that residents may at times fall on financially strenuous times through no fault of their own, The Good Neighbor Fund allows The Woodlands to support and provide them with assistance, living up to our Life Care promise.

Planned giving opportunities.

Whether made during a person’s lifetime or posthumously through their estate, planned gifts are a critical component of our community’s philanthropic endeavors. Sometimes called Gift Planning or Legacy Giving, these generous contributions enable donors to make a lasting impact through financial gifts that can include cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance and retirement plans.

The Woodlands at Furman offers both residents and outside supporters several meaningful ways to leave their mark with planned giving opportunities that range from sponsoring special projects and programming to providing aid to individuals experiencing unexpected financial strain.

The 1953 Society.

In 1953, Furman University boldly made the decision to move its campus from downtown Greenville to what was then farmland. This move was part of a strategic vision of growth, prosperity and untapped success, not just for the then-generation of students, but for the generations to come. With this decision, the groundwork was unknowingly laid for the development of our own community on this very land, to exist alongside the university. It is in the same notion of this forward-thinking legacy that we celebrate and thank those residents among us who have a vision of growth and success for their fellow neighbors and those to come through their decision to recognize The Legacy Fund in their planned giving.

Members of The 1953 Society benefit from knowing they are supporting their home in an enduring way. In addition, members of the society are recorded in marketing materials and are listed in perpetuity on a special plaque. Members are also included in the annual Legacymakers Meeting.

Interested in Creating Your Own Legacy?

Please connect with our Office of Philanthropy and Engagement to discuss opportunities that may best align with your vision and values. Our team can be reached at legacy@twafsc.org or at 864-371-3130.

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