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History of Giving

“It is my satisfying duty to dedicate this Home in the hope that it will be a haven for rest, comfort, security, and tranquility for the senior citizens who live here.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/30/1960
Laying the cornerstone of the “New Ingleside”


The Ingleside communities of Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, and Ingleside at King Farm share a tradition of common values. These values centered on the well-being of each resident, whose dignity, self-determination and quality of life are of paramount importance.

The history of the Foundation is bound to the founding of our first community, The Presbyterian Home of the District of Columbia in 1906 (now Ingleside at Rock Creek). A group of 15 prominent Presbyterian men became our first Board of Trustees incorporating the mission of service and care for frail elderly church members without other means of support. Monies to provide care were donated chiefly through generous benefactors and Presbyterian churches. An illustrious and capable group of women known as Board of Lady Managers managed day-to-day operations of the home. Today, the Ingleside Women’s Board continues the legacy of this strong and determined group.

In the spirit of the Presbyterian Home, our second community, Westminster at Lake Ridge opened in 1993. Mr. Parker Oliphant, former Board President offering a generous gift of land and a $100,000 gift from the Old Presbyterian Meeting House made Westminster at Lake Ridge possible. Continuing to build on tradition, our third continuing care retirement community, Ingleside at King Farm greeted its first residents in 2009. Looking to the future, Ingleside has begun to plan for the future expansion of all our communities.

With funding through donations, planned gifts, and bequests, the Foundation continues to grow and reach forward with its mission. Your gift can help this tradition flourish and span generations.

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Vision-Mission-Values Board of Directors Staff History of Giving Video Gallery


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When asked what made her and John decide to initially support the IKF Resident Supporting Fund, she responded, “We decided it was something worth giving to because this is our neighborhood now.  If your neighbor needs something, you help out.” 
Read B.J.’s full story here


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