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Rose Villa Foundation

Established in 1962, Rose Villa Foundation’s strength is in its promise to underpin a lifetime of financial stability, learning and enrichment, and quality of life found on the Rose Villa campus. 

What is Rose Villa Foundation?

  • A nonprofit organization, separate from Rose Villa Inc., but closely aligned.
  • Services and programs that benefit current and future Rose Villa residents.
  • A volunteer Board of Directors, managed by a professional director.
  • Hundreds of individuals who give generously to ensure that current and future Rose Villa residents can remain in their homes if they have exhausted their own resources.

Our Brochure

Click here to view the Rose Villa Foundation 2023 brochure

Our Annual Report

Click here to view the Rose Villa Foundation 2022 Annual Report


What does community living mean to you? We hope you share our vision of learning, growing, and supporting each other. Rose Villa’s tight-knit community embodies a philanthropic spirit and helps people to thrive.  
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The Foundation's Four Pillars

Rose Villa Foundation provides four areas of service to residents and staff. These Four Pillars provide critical financial assistance for the catastrophic needs of residents who outlive their resources. We offer educational programs, workshops, and services to enrich the lives of all Rose Villa residents and their community. The Foundation collaborates closely with Rose Villa Inc. to pave a path of financial safety and wellbeing for life.

Resident Assistance

Core to the mission and fundraising work of the Foundation since 1963, this pillar provides financial assistance for housing and care to residents who have depleted their financial resources. Donations to this pillar provide a safety net that ensures that residents who have lived at Rose Villa for seven years will have resources necessary to continue to live at Rose Villa while maintaining their dignity and independence.

Education Enrichment

Knowing that we never stop learning, this pillar helps promote the financial, physical, mental, and social wellbeing of residents, family and the community through cutting-edge workshops and innovative speakers series.

Professional Services Support

This pillar provides support in the form of confidential one-on-one financial coaching and access to a vetted list of professional financial planners, fiduciaries, legal counselors, and tax service providers.


Donations to this pillar allows the Board of Directors to determine how best to use your gift and leverage operational funds for specific improvements or programs that enhance the well-being of residents at Rose Villa.


Our community embodies a generous philanthropic spirit! There are so many ways that neighbors come alongside one another to make a difference. 

How to Give

Contact Rose Villa Foundation at for more information.

Ways to Give

Pacesetters support Rose Villa Foundation with an ongoing monthly or annual minimum commitment at a minimum level of $250 per year per person.  Sustainers are thanked with special treats throughout the year and a summer gathering. By far the best reason to participate is to invest in important services for residents and help RVF be prepared for the future!

Become a member when you share your intention to support Rose Villa Foundation in your estate plans.

A bequest made to Rose Villa Foundation in your own will or trust allows you to leave your legacy of support for those who come after you. Rose Villa Foundation experiences its most substantial growth when people leave a gift in their wills.

Arrange an annuity with the Rose Villa Foundation to assure a fixed quarterly income for the remainder of your life at a rate based on your age. Those age 70 and above can establish an annuity with a minimum gift of $12,000.

If left in your estate, some holdings and insurance policies are subject to income and other estate taxes. They may be poor assets to pass to loved ones, but excellent choices to use for a charitable estate gift. Using the "beneficiary designation" for your qualified retirement account or IRA, you can use excess funds to make a tax-savvy  and cost-effective charitable gift to Rose Villa Foundation.

Remember meaningful moments in life by making a one-time or recurring financial contribution to the Foundation. You can do so directly through our secure donation link.


Some simple, seamless shopping programs donate to Rose Villa Foundation when you shop…at no cost to you!Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Rose Villa Foundation, and every time you shop at Fred Meyer with your card, the Foundation earns a percentage of your purchase! Please visit communityrewards. non-profit #94538. 

Volunteer-Driven Fundraising


Purchases and donated goods at Rose Villa’s Treasure House Resale Shop help to support Rose Villa Foundation's mission. Even better, many other local charities also benefit from the gifts of Treasure House items, furniture, and equipment. Dozens of volunteers manage Rose Villa’s longest-operating source of funds for Rose Villa Foundation. Doing so much good for so many people, since the 1960s!


Tuesday Market on the Rose Villa campus in the summer months features home grown fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, homemade baked goods, and handmade craft items.  Run by Rose Villa resident gardeners and bakers. all proceeds directly benefit the Rose Villa Foundation. The Tuesday Market is located on Schroeder Avenue on the ground floor terrace of Schroeder Lofts.


What difference can a can make? Volunteers and staff collect thousands of cans and bottles every year, and Rose Villa Foundation benefits, one bottle or can at a time!



Rose Villa’s small corner store space on Main St. comes alive for the holidays with various goods made or collected and sold by dozens of vendors in November and December. Together, they provide collective support for Rose Villa Foundation.

Board of Directors

Governed by a dedicated board of residents and community members, the Foundation's assets are professionally managed so that we will always be ready meet the needs of our growing community.

Don LehmanPresident

Cathy ScharVice President

Vassar Byrd Treasurer, Rose Villa CEO

Louise WilliamsScribe, Rose Villa Resident

Jennifer AllenPast President

Ron Stock, MD, MARVI Representative

Marna Flaherty-RobbCommunity Member

Nancy VuckovicCommunity Member

Bill ScheibleMember

Arlin BrownMember

Peter EddyMember, Rose Villa Resident

Jeanne CozineMember, Rose Villa Resident