Goodwin House Incorporated Taps Valerie L. Burke to Lead Goodwin House Foundation

November 7, 2018       

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Goodwin House Incorporated Taps Valerie L. Burke to Lead Goodwin House Foundation
Burke Appointed to Newly Created Position of Chief Philanthropy Officer

Alexandria, VA – As the U.S. and the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area prepare for a burgeoning 55+ population, premier senior living and care organization Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) announced today the appointment of Valerie L. Burke to the role of Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) of the Goodwin House Foundation. The CPO position is an expanded role in the organization, and reflects GHI’s forward-thinking recognition of the strategic scope of philanthropy to reimagine the possibilities of aging and enhance the quality of life for older adults.

“The Goodwin House Foundation has proudly served older adults for nearly 30 years with a mission of enhancing their lives and reimagining the possibilities of aging,” said Kathleen S. Anderson, President & CEO. “This new role is an important part of our planning as we expand our vision for the Foundation and the role of philanthropy and philanthropic partnerships to make a difference in the lives of more older adults through innovative programs and collaborations.”

“I’ve known well the strong reputation that Goodwin House Incorporated has across Northern Virginia, with decades of consistently reported high-quality care for its residents, members and the staff who support, honor and uplift them,” said Burke. “I am honored to join GHI as we explore new concepts in aging, emerging health and wellness models and integrative technologies to enable as many older adults as we can reach to age joyfully.”

Prior to joining GHI, Burke served as the Director of Development and Advancement for St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, a junior kindergarten through grade 12 college preparatory Episcopal Church School that serves students across the national capital region. She was responsible for planning and implementing the School’s fundraising and external relations programs, including major and capital giving, endowment and planned giving, as well as donor and alumni relations.

Under Burke’s leadership, SSSAS secured $4.5 million annually in total gift support. Burke also led the school’s most successful fundraising campaign, raising over $28 million, including $18 million in endowment gifts. A graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee) with a B.A. in Psychology, she is active in many local, regional and national organizations.

About GHI

Celebrating 51 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a nonprofit Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Today, the strength of GHI begins with its clear statements of mission, vision and values, the stability and integrity of its boards and executive leadership, and its reputation as a trusted partner and innovator in reimagining aging.

The growing family of GHI senior living communities and services owned and operated across Northern Virginia includes: two senior Life Plan Communities – Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Fairfax County; an innovative living at home life care and services program – Goodwin House at Home; a Medicare certified Palliative Care and Hospice program available to adults throughout Northern Virginia; and the new Goodwin House Small House Living and Health Care Center with progressive models of long-term care, skilled nursing and memory care. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides support for current and future residents in need and funds programs dedicated to seniors’ well-being and vibrant living.