Now Hiring:

Vice-President of Philanthropy

The EveryAge Foundation is seeking a passionate, experienced professional who will guide the next chapter of fundraising, benevolence, and community support for our organization. Interested? Read more below, and click here to see if you might be a great fit for the EveryAge family!

Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future

EveryAge Foundation, formerly United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) Foundation, provides benevolent support for those in need and funding for programs that enrich the lives of the UCHS family.

Our 2021 Featured Funds

Grants aid for employees who find themselves in an unexpected financial hardship. Eligible employees have been employed with EveryAge for at least one year and apply through their Executive Director.

Covers administrative costs and special projects.

Furnishes programs, equipment, and more to support the Chaplain’s important work and enhance the spiritual life experience for all residents.

Enriches life for everyone on campus by sponsoring programs, activities, and special projects.

UCC Family Fund
Provides partial assistance to potential residents in the form of subsidies for entrance fees or monthly fees. United Church of Christ (UCC) members and/or 10+ year employees of the UCC or its member ministries are eligible to apply.

Provides financial support for new ideas, devices or methods. Funds will be used to support the not-for- profit mission of EveryAge and position the organization as a leader and innovator around the most challenging issues facing seniors today and into the future.

Assists residents under contract whose financial resources have depleted through no fault of their own. This fund also assists indigent residents with hair care services.

Renews and celebrates a resident’s passion for life by providing longed-for experiences. Dreams granted have included a day at the ballpark, music lessons, a trip to a skydiving simulator, etc.

Reimburses tuition and book expense for employees who want to enhance their work-related skills or advance to a new level. Employees are reimbursed based on their academic achievement and must be employed for one year to be eligible.

Available for a gift of $100,000 or more. Paperwork is required before death.

Planned Giving

There are as many different ways to support the EveryAge Foundation as there are needs for your support. Planning a gift is more than just finding a need.

Click the button below to explore information on:

  • Planned giving information and calculators
  • Free estate planning guides
  • Up-to-date tax changes and laws
  • Bequest language
  • Donor stories
  • Latest news articles on planning, savvy living, finance and much more!

Legacy Giving provides the resources necessary to sustain excellence and preserve the future of the programs at EveryAge.

Foundation Board of Trustees

The EveryAge Foundation’s success is in large part a credit to our Board of Trustees. The board is filled with people that possess outstanding qualifications and strong dedication to improving the lives of our residents and employees.

2021-2022 EVERYAGE foundation board OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS

Rev. Larry Bolick – Chairperson

Mrs. Edith Grimes – Vice-President

Mrs. Kathy Hedrick – Secretary

Mr. Joe Beaman – Treasurer

Mrs. Jacque Edwards– Member at Large

Ms. Lee Syria, EveryAge President & CEO – Additional Member

Mrs. Nancy Beard, EveryAge Foundation President – Assistant Secretary to the Board

Mr. John White, EveryAge CFO – Assistant Treasurer to the Board

2021-2022 Board Of Trustees Members

Rev. Larry Bolick, Salisbury, NC

Mr. Joe Beaman, Newton, NC

Mrs. Melva Cooper, Newton, NC

Mrs. Jacquelin Edwards, Suffolk, VA

Mrs. Edith Grimes, Conover, NC

Mrs. Kathy Hedrick, Lexington, NC

Dr. Leroy Howell, Suffolk, VA

Mr. Parker Howell, Suffolk, VA

Mrs. Beverly Lanzer, Thomasville, NC

Mr. Henry Simpson, Suffolk, VA

Rev. Brad Thie, Chapel Hill, NC

Ex-officio MEMBERS (with voice and vote)

Ms. Lee Syria, Cornelius, NC

Ex-officio MEMBERS (non-voting)

Mrs. Nancy Beard, Stanley, NC

Rev. Dr. Edward Davis, Burlington, NC

Mr. John White, Conover, NC

Foundation Staff

Foundation President

Nancy Beard

As a child her journey began with a small UNICEF donation box. She’s spent the majority of her life outpouring her love of philanthropy, always giving of her time and heart to better the lives of others.


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