Acts Legacy Foundation
Acts Family of Charitable Funds
The Acts Family of Charitable Funds support benevolence, program and mission development objectives core to the Acts Retirement-Life Communities mission. Foundation programs include administration of the benevolent resident assistance funds, employee catastrophic funds, scholarship programs, memory support services and hospice funds, and community spiritual life programs.
This fund helps relieve the financial burden which can confront any Acts resident when the unexpected dissipation of personal resources makes it difficult or even impossible to meet the total cost of care. When community specific benevolent assistance funds, known as Samaritan, Benevolence and Heritage Funds, are insufficient, this greatest need fund supplements the community in meeting their benevolent resident assistance financial need.
A unique program for retired members of the clergy of all faiths with limited personal resources. This fund provides assistance to reduce entrance and/or maintenance fees for residency in an Acts community.
Acts Mission Development Funds
Capital campaigns in targeted communities support improvements and expansion projects, such as dedicated chapel spaces, WillowBrook Court quality-of-life projects and commemorative gardens. Gifts for this purpose are allocated to active community campaigns on an annual basis.
Acts Employee Catastrophic Fund
With nearly 9,000 employees, Acts expects that some individuals may experience a catastrophic life event, or even a regional natural disaster impacting the many employees of the Acts family. This fund provides one-time financial assistance to employees facing these unique circumstances.
Acts Memory Support Services Fund
This fund enables the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment, staff education, facility expansion and improvement, and ongoing support for dementia programs and services.
When Acts CEO Mark Vanderbeck unexpectedly passed away in 2017, Acts established the J. Mark Vanderbeck Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports the educational and career development of Acts employees. Mark was passionate about employee training and development within the Acts organization. This fund honors his legacy through employee scholarships.
Acts Corporate University
Acts Corporate University (ACU) provides education and professional development programs to staff persons throughout the organization promoting enhanced job performance and career growth opportunities. From trades certification to advanced degree completion, ACU works to help staff achieve their goals while also assuring the timely and thorough completion of job related trainings. The Acts Corporate University fund supports the activities of ACU in enhancing job skills, promoting growth and career pathing, and delivering the highest level of service to residents.
Acts Center for Applied Research
The Acts Center for Applied Research (ACAR), formerly known as the Acts Gerontological Research Institute, supports Acts and related academic and industry groups in research development activities focused on enhancing the lives of seniors. ACAR partners with universities and academic entities across the globe to engage in applied research focusing on the health, well-being, and future of seniors. ACAR further focuses on the market activities of Acts and senior consumers to better understand current environments and prepare for the future. The Acts Center for Applied Research fund supports the ongoing activities of ACAR and the vision of an ever brighter future.
Community Charitable Funds
Community specific funds make it possible to meet unique community-specific needs, programs and services. Funds include Samaritan Fund, Community Enrichment Fund, Wellness Fund, OakBridge Terrace and WillowBrooke Court, and Grounds and Gardens Fund.