The Warm Hearth Foundation

A Culture of Philanthropy

We believe that aging with dignity is the right of all seniors regardless of their ability to pay for housing and health care as they age. More than one-third of our residents are considered low-income by federal guidelines. The Warm Hearth Foundation employs its resources to educate and advocate on behalf of seniors who spend down their resources and need assistance with the cost of long-term care and related services. Many loyal donors contribute through a variety of programs to support these needs annually.

Helping Those In Need Today

Many seniors on our campus worked hard and saved for their future, but they now find themselves in need of life’s most basic necessities. More than one-third of the nearly 600 residents at Warm Hearth Village are seniors on low, fixed incomes who rely on assistance to secure life's most basic necessities. The Foundation strives to educate our community about the challenges low-income seniors face that range from food insecurity to safe housing and access to health care.

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The Brian H. Smith Benevolence Endowment

This growing endowment was established by Warm Hearth resident donors. Named for an inspirational Foundation Trustee, earnings will be used to provide vital care at Showalter and Kroontje Health Care Centers to residents who cannot afford to pay. The endowment has blossomed from a $5,000 gift into more than $2 million in 2021.

Ways To Give

You can help provide a healthy and positive future for our seniors by generously giving in the following ways:

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Real Estate & Personal Property
  • Planned Gifts / Life Income Gifts
  • Bequests
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Matching Gifts
  • Memorial / Honorarium Gifts
  • Life Lease Refund
  • Volunteer
  • Donate to the Treasure Trove Thrift Store

Make a gift online by clicking the donate button, or mail your gift to 2607 Warm Hearth Drive, Suite 100, Blacksburg, VA 24060.

American Express Members Give

Select the Warm Hearth Foundation on the member's rewards page and a portion of your purchases will benefit our neighbors in need.

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Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy by donating to a percentage of your shopping to The Warm Hearth Foundation. Link your card and then all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card!

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Amazon Wishlist

Micah's Pantry at Warm Hearth Village provides access to food, personal care items, household cleaning supplies, pet food and more for seniors in need on our campus. Donations may be dropped off Monday-Friday at the Karr Activity Center - 2603 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, or have them shipped to us directly by shopping our Amazon Wishlist.

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Our Staff

Tambra Dixon

Director of Marketing and Development 23 Years of Service

Ali Davitt

Senior Philanthropy Officer Since 2023

Kim Wasil

Since 2023

Dr. Thomas (Tom) Pierce


Ed Bunce