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VMP Foundation

What is VMP Foundation?

We are a non-profit organization incorporated in 1975 independent of the VMP Healthcare & Community Living facilities.  

VMP Foundation is managed by a community-based volunteer Board of Directors empowered to receive, manage and invest gifted assets. In consultation with the donor, these monetary resources may be directed to any VMP programs, projects or facilities.

VMP Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of VMP Foundation, Inc. is to be proactive in providing solutions that impact and improve the quality of life and care for seniors in an efficient and cost effective manner at VMP (a not-for-profit Wisconsin corporation) and in the community.  The Foundation accomplishes this by raising awareness and soliciting charitable support for quality programs and services that address senior healthcare issues.

What does the Foundation do?

We offer an opportunity to invest in worthy service projects.  Contributions from special projects and fundraising activities are directed to providing unique state-of-the-art equipment, programming for senior adults helping them to maintain an active lifestyle, provide quality of life care and much more.

We also can help transform valuable resources into regular income-producing assets such as a gift annuity.

If you would like to consider a gift that will continue to improve the quality of life for senior adults in the Greater Milwaukee area, check with us.  You may direct your gift to one of a number of specific areas, ranging from VMP’s specialized care facility to educational mentoring programs with one of Milwaukee’s award-winning universities.

We have the integrity, leadership and experience to help caring people support the best quality of life possible to senior adults today and in the future.

Projects and equipment funded by donations to VMP Foundation

  • Gazebos and new outdoor patio furniture for Wesley Park
  • Automatic doors for Wesley Park Courtyard
  • VMP and Marquette University School of Dentistry Mentor Project
  • Senior Mentor Programs with the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Computers, printers, software and internet access for residents
  • Senior Softball League
  • Palmer Chapel Remodel, Hearing Loop
  • New sound equipment in Wesley Park,
  • Park Place Dining Room, Palmer House Renovations 
  • Exercise equipment for independent and assisted living residents
  • Supporting private ventilator care units at VMP
  • New televisions in common areas throughout VMP
  • Refreshing VMP Community Rooms
  • Resident Van
  • Serenity Garden
  • Wesley Park Resident Commons Area

For a complete and recent list of support from VMP Foundation call 414-607-4110.

Special Funds

VMP Foundation supports VMP and members of our community by raising awareness and soliciting philanthropic dollars to benefit services and programs within various established funds. We welcome your support. Some of these special funds include:

Benevolent Care Endowment Fund

VMP provides support each year to residents who have exhausted their financial resources. Through the Benevolent Care Fund, VMP Foundation provides a source of private financial support, paying for care required when Medicare, Medicaid or personal funds are unavailable.

Patient/Resident Quality of Life & Environment Fund

It is the mission of VMP to continue to make improvements, renovations and enhancements to VMP facilities that will benefit our residents and patients.  Financial support to this fund helps us to maintain our unique community where exceptional care is provided and seniors experience the privacy, dignity and comfort they deserve.

Donations to this fund will also allow VMP to maintain and improve quality programs and projects that offer entertainment, educational and social opportunities.

Pastoral Care Endowment Fund

VMP has a rich tradition in the pastoral care of older adults. Religious in its origin (United Methodist) and serving the greater Milwaukee area for more than 90 years, VMP today serves people from all denominations and church affiliations. VMP views pastoral care as an integral part of an older person's overall healthcare. It is as important as treating physical, psychological and emotional afflictions.

Our residents and patients are served by 4 full time chaplains.  VMP is one of a few sites in the continental United States that offer a Clinical Pastoral Education program training individuals the skills for ministry in long term care facilities.

Donations to this fund help maintain and improve the chaplaincy services at VMP.

Senior Solutions Fund

VMP Foundation supports programs and projects that impact and improve the quality of life and care for all older adults. Our goal is to help seniors remain independent and active by sharing our expertise through educational and social programs focused on health and wellness. The Senior Solutions Fund was created to support programs that actively address healthcare issues in our community and build partnerships to bring more nurses, physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals into the field of geriatrics.  The Foundation is building awareness of the need for educating, training and recruiting caregivers into the field of geriatrics.

Foundation Board of Directors

David Affeldt (Secretary)
Affeldt Law Offices, S.C.

Wendy Braatz
Erffmeyer & Son Co., Inc. (ESCO)

Thomas Tomasik (Treasurer)

Thomas Tuttle, Jr.
Provident Trust Company

Foundation Staff

Penny Yerke
Administrative Assistant