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News - January 12, 2024

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Goodwin Living Foundation Elects New Board Directors

Goodwin Living Foundation Supports the Mission of Goodwin Living

Alexandria, Va. – Today, the Goodwin Living Foundation announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. The Goodwin Living Foundation is the philanthropic organization that supports the mission of Goodwin Living™, a not-for-profit, faith-based, senior living and health care services organization in the National Capital Region.

“The Goodwin Living Foundation is grateful to support excellence in care and support of older adults served by Goodwin Living as well as innovative programs available to older adults across the country to support their health, wellness and sense of purpose,” said Joan Renner, Chair of the Goodwin Living Foundation Board. “Today, we welcome four new foundation board directors whose expertise will grow and innovate programs for residents, members and patients of Goodwin Living and the team members who uplift them every day.”

The newly elected members of the Goodwin Living Foundation Board of Directors are:

  • Frederick F.Y. (Fred) Pang. Mr. Pang is a former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Assistant Secretary of Defense and Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He is also founder of ViStar Corporation, a Defense Consulting Company. Mr. Pang formerly served on the boards of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union and its Foundation, of which he is its former chair. He and his wife, Brenda, are residents of Goodwin House Alexandria.
  • Tricia Rodgers. Rodgers is a former director of Volunteers in Service to America, having been appointed to the role by President George H.W. Bush. She is also the former director of community building initiatives at two local United Way offices. She once served as executive director of the Arlington Community Foundation and as a program officer with the Northern Virginia Health Foundation. She is a master gardener and is a volunteer therapeutic horticulturist at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads.
  • Steven Smith. Smith is a senior relationship manager and co-head of CIBC Private Wealth Management’s Mid-Atlantic offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. He is a former president of the board of Sitar Arts Center and served on the board of trustees of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He has served on other non-profit boards, including the Cathedral Choral Society, Campagna Center, National Aquarium of Washington, D.C., and Kennedy Center Circles. He is currently a member of The Economic Club of Washington.
  • Alton Wallace. Dr. Wallace is a mathematician by profession, with an interest in history and civil rights. He has written several history books and articles on local and national history. Dr. Wallace was one of the four founders of the Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU College Fair, which annually attracts over 10,000 students to the Washington, D.C. area. As president of his church’s foundation, he was instrumental in founding a scholarship program that has awarded almost $1.5 million in scholarships to needy students in the area. He has served on the President’s Council of Leland Seminary in Arlington, Virginia and was a Visiting Lecturer in the Federal Scholars Program at the University of Maryland.

Under the leadership of the Goodwin Living Foundation, philanthropy is a core value of Goodwin Living. In 1989, Goodwin Living established the Goodwin Living Foundation, (formerly the Goodwin House Foundation) as a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Goodwin Living residents, team members and their families. Thanks to generous support from donors, the Goodwin Living Foundation offers financial assistance programs for residents and team members, as well as initiatives for educational and professional development and innovative care services for end-of-life care provided through Goodwin Hospice.

Stepping deeper into this mission, the Goodwin Living Foundation created a Citizenship Program in 2018 to fund citizenship application fees for team members and to engage residents in tutoring team members for the citizenship exam. In 2022, the Foundation expanded the Goodwin Living Citizenship Program to also cover the cost of citizenship application fees for up to two additional family members of any team member with at least one year of service. To date, more than 140 team members and 20 family members have become U.S. citizens through the program.

The Goodwin Living Foundation also provides financial assistance to residents of its three senior living communities through its Resident Support Fund and makes possible a wide range of innovative programming, such as music and art therapy, to enhance resident quality of life.

Extending its reach more broadly and with thanks to generous donors, the Goodwin Living Foundation makes it possible for all older adults across the U.S. to access the Goodwin Living StrongerMemory program at no cost. StrongerMemory is a breakthrough program that helps improve brain health for those who simply want to thrive as they age as well as those with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. With simple exercises, StrongerMemory stimulates the part of the brain that helps retrieve memories.

For more information on the Goodwin Living Foundation, please visit GoodwinLiving.org/Giving/.

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About Goodwin Living™ (goodwinliving.org): Goodwin Living™ touches the lives of thousands of people every day through its range of senior living communities, specialized healthcare services, community partnerships and philanthropic endeavors. With a mission to support, honor and uplift the lives of others (specifically older adults and those who care for them), Goodwin Living leads the way in expanding the places and ways we can all thrive and find purpose as we age. Older adults will discover options that meet them where they want to be, and those options are managed and provided by team members who represent more than 65 countries. Goodwin Living has been a Washington Post Top Workplace for five consecutive years and was named the #1 Top Workplace for 2023. Get more information at GoodwinLiving.org or by following Goodwin Living on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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