Villa St. Benedict Foundation

All donations go directly to support and benefit our residents

Villa St. Benedict Foundation was formed in 2006 and is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, philanthropic organization, qualifying for charitable tax donations. As an associated foundation of Benedictine Foundation, all gifts are used locally for the benefit of Villa St. Benedict residents to strengthen and enhance programs and services. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Foundation is committed to supporting the Mission of Villa St. Benedict by providing a funding source to further promote a continuum of care of living fully and living well. Gifts to Villa St. Benedict Foundation breathe life into our Mission and your support provides the funds necessary to provide quality, compassionate care to seniors residing in independent and assisted living and in memory care.

There are many opportunities for giving and your charitable gift has a remarkable impact on the individuals we serve. Help make a difference in a life by making a gift to the Villa St. Benedict Foundation.

Foundation Newsletter

Our Foundation Newsletter is designed to give you an "inside look" at many of the programs that enable you to contribute to our mission of "Caring for Seniors". This quarterly newsletter highlight the accomplishments and needs of the Foundation. It's a way to say "thank you" to our friends who support our mission.

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Information on our foundation giving

Foundation Giving Options

General Fund

Gifts given to the General Fund support projects and programs on campus including health and wellness and capital improvements. The funds are directed wherever the need is the greatest to improve the lives of our residents.

Charity Care Fund

A gift to the Charitable Care Fund helps qualified residents remain in their home despite outliving their financial resources. Many other senior living communities request a resident to find other living arrangements when experiencing financial hardship. As a result, moving creates undue heartache for the resident and their family. Your gift offers a new lease on life and a boost in happiness knowing that home will always be home during their final years.

Memory Care Fund

Gifts directed to the Memory Care Fund support special care for individuals with diminishing memory who reside in Abbey Lane. Funds are used to enrich their quality of life through programs, resources, and accommodations.

Memorial & Tribute Programs

Your generous donation continuously honors the special person in your life by contributing to the quality of life of our residents
Brick way

Brick Tribute

A personalized brick is lasting memory of your loved one and adds beauty to the sidewalk linking the Villa St. Benedict lounge to Assisted Living Benedale building. Engraved to share your personal message, residents and families walk along the path and enjoy reading your loving word and maybe remembering friends.
For convenient credit card payment order bricks online at www.bricksrus.com/order/villastben

  • Brick Donation:
  • $60.00
Bench Tribute

Bench Tribute

Honor your loved one with a comfortable, serene personalized bench. Providing seating along the pathways, the benches are high quality, recycled plastic resin slats with powder coating steel frame. A 2 inch high laser inscription with your words is engraved directly on two bench boards for a lasting memorial. Maintenance free, durable, and has a ten year warranty. Additional board inscription available for an added charge.

  • Bench Donation:
  • $1500.00
Bush Tribute

Tree or Bush Tribute

Remember your loved one with an immense assortment of shade, flowering, evergreen trees and bushes available for planting throughout the campus. A plaque identifying the species of plant, name of your loved one, and the donors name is displayed.

  • Tree / Bush Donation:
  • $300.00-$500.00
  • (depending on type and size)

In Memoriam Programs

A gift in memoriam is a lasting gift that will honor the memory of a loved one.

When you make a gift in memory of a loved one, the Foundation provides the family with a tribute report detailing the names of each friend who donated in remembrance of their family member. A gift in memoriam is a loving and generous way to share in the memories with the Villa St. Benedict Community.

Eileen D’Ambrose
In Memoriam

Eileen D'Ambrose

Eileen D'Ambrose, a resident of our Villa St. Benedict Assisted Living community, Benedale Center, passed on October 27, 2020. Eileen and her beloved husband, John, moved to their Villa St. Benedict home in July 2011. Eileen was adored by her family, friends and caregivers alike. Many found enjoyment, laughter and wisdom in her presence. She will surely be missed by all.
The D'Ambrose family has suggested memorial donations in Eileen's name go to: The Villa St. Benedict Foundation. We will use your gifts to assure a loving and caring environment for our residents based on the Benedictine core values of Hospitality Stewardship Respect Justice.

In Memoriam

Geraldine "Jerry" Drevalas

Geraldine "Jerry" Drevalas passed away on September 15, 2020 at the Benedale Center Assisted Living Center at Villa St. Benedict Senior Living Community, where she had lived since 2006. Jerry enjoyed so much about living at VSB where she met many friends-both fellow residents and staff alike. She enjoyed playing LRC with a group of friends each week and also enjoyed all the special events on campus.
Her family has requested that memorials in Jerry's name be made to: Villa St. Benedict Foundation, Attn: Tammy Bruner, 1920 Maple Ave. Lisle, IL 60532 or giving@villastben.org.
Her sons will be provided with a complete list of all who donated in Jerry’s memory.

In Memoriam

Catherine Rentz

Catherine Rentz, an original resident of the Villa St. Benedict Community, passed away on August 23, 2020. Catherine moved to the community in January, 2005 with her beloved husband Roy. They both enjoyed seeing the Villa St. Benedict Community blossom and grow. Catherine was an active member of the Independent Living Community. She volunteered in many capacities and always brought her joyful spirit to anything she did and anyone she spoke with. In Catherine's spirit of always helping others, her family requests donations in her memory be made to the Villa St. Benedict Foundation.
Her sons will be notified of all donations offered in Catherine's memory.

Estate Planning

Would you like some ideas on creative ways to make wise choices for your family and charities you support? Click on two easy ways to accomplish this...

Bequests Charitable Gift Annuities

You can also visit an informative and easy to use website offered through our parent foundation; Benedictine Foundation at www.bhsfgiftplan.org

Here you will find answers to your questions and concerns about planned giving. You can view short and easy to understand videos, read how others have planned for their family and charitable interest, get printed materials to share with your family and advisors, and even find a tool to help you get started on creating your own plan.

Giving through proper Estate Planning is a powerful way to lend your support for the role Villa St. Benedict plays in the lives of our residents, their families, and our senior community.

Please contact your Villa St. Benedict Foundation Estate Planning team for more information:

Scott Nelson

Director of Gift Planning
Benedictine Foundation

Ph: 651-259-6258
Email Scott

Tammy Bruner

Coordinator
Villa St. Benedict Foundation

VM: 630-725-7011
Email Tammy

Villa St. Benedict Foundation, an associated foundation of the Benedictine Foundation, is a 501(c) not-for-profit foundation established for the purpose of enriching the lives of seniors in our community.

All funds donated are managed locally and are used solely for the benefit of Villa St. Benedict and its mission.

Support Our Mission

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need further information. All donors will receive a confirmation letter that details your gift and provides you with the necessary tax information.