Benicia, CA. Carquinez Village became the first of many Benicia Community Foundation (BCF) Grantees during a donation ceremony recently held with executive members of both non-profit organizations. With the Benicia Senior Center as a backdrop, board members of the BCF presented Carquinez Village with a monetary donation to help the many senior programs in our community.
“According to Judith Donaldson, Founder and President Emeritus of Carquinez Village, “It is an honor to have been selected by the Foundation to receive this grant. We are honored with your trust in us to use your resources wisely.”
“The Benicia Community Foundation grant will make a significant difference to Carquinez Village. We are investing it in ways that will strengthen our technological capacity––which is critical if we are to serve our members and stay abreast of the times,” added Ms. Donaldson.
“Specifically, we plan to purchase the technology that will enable us to simultaneously deliver our programs online and in person. This new hybrid programming model, which has emerged due to the pandemic, looms large for villages like Carquinez Village.”
“Secondly, we plan to use the funds for something that has been on our wish list for some time: tech support for our members. As you can imagine, this is particularly relevant to our population of older adults. They need help!”
“Your grant will allow us to determine how best to deliver support and build a foundation for the future. Our deep appreciation for enabling us to strengthen our technological capacity. We will do our best to represent the Benicia Community Foundation,” she noted.
Carquinez Village is a vibrant organization of active and engaged older adults. They believe in transforming aging into a time of opportunity, connection, and meaning at whatever level is possible for each person. They invite you to join a community of older adults who are learning and thriving together.
“We are so honored to partner with Carquinez Village, which actively helps our senior community,” said David Batchelor, BCF Chair. “BCF brings heart to solving community challenges and is dedicated to supporting our community and local charities while building community camaraderie,” he added.
“It is our mission to build a strong giving relationship with many Benicia non-profit organizations like Carquinez Village and also provide other Benicia non-profit organizations with financial support,” added BCF Executive Director Terry Scott.
“This is a perfect example of a local partnership between two local groups to make Benicia a better place through active philanthropy,” said Donna Koontz, BCF Board Secretary.
Joining Judie Donaldson for the donation ceremony presentation was Susan Neuhaus, Board President. Representing the BCF were David Batchelor, Chair, Donna Koontz, Board Secretary, and Terry Scott, Executive Director.