A cornerstone of Covenant Woods’ mission, from the beginning of the Richmond Home for Ladies in 1883, is service to seniors, especially to those who reach a point in life where supportive health services become of paramount importance. We have been able to perpetuate that mission in large part due to the generosity of our many loyal donors. We are truly blessed with a rich legacy of strong financial support for the many residents who, over the years, have benefitted from our Covenant Program. The Ed Givens Scholarship Fund provided financial scholarships to eight members of our staff this year, and we provided strong sponsorship support to a number of local Hanover community programs through our Raymond T. Holmes Community Services Fund.
All of the various funds Covenant Woods maintains are vital in assisting us in meeting our mission both on our campus as well as extending our reach beyond our physical borders. Covenant Woods strives to not only meet the service needs of our residents, and support the educational goals of our staff, but also be a strong member of our local community.
John Edward Dwyer, Jr. was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, of Covenant Woods effective December 1, 2013. Dwyer was formerly with Sunnyside Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he had served as Executive Director since 2008. While at Sunnyside, a 550 resident community with a $22 million annual budget, he positioned the organization to improve year-over-year net revenue streams to approximately $1 million annually.
Prior to his service at Sunnyside, Dwyer was Executive Director of Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community in Culpeper, Virginia from 1997-2008, Administrator of Western North Carolina Baptist Home in Asheville, North Carolina from 1993-1997, and Administrator of Sommerset Retirement Community in Sterling, Virginia from 1990-1993.
A 1981 graduate of Bridgewater College with a degree in Business Administration, he received his Master of Business Administration from James Madison University in 2001. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, served on the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes of the Aging (VANHA), having served two years as the Chairman.
Richmond Alzheimer’s Association
Richmond Arthritis Association
The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology
Hanover Christmas Mother
Hanover County Public Schools Nurse Aide Program
Hanover County Sherriff’s Department
Hanover Economic Development Board
Hanover Education Foundation
Hanover Habitat for Humanities
Hanover Parks and Recreation
Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC)
Senior Connections the Capital Area Agency on Aging
We are proud of Covenant Woods' ever-evolving programs and excited about our role in meeting the needs of seniors in the greater Richmond area. We are successfully blending the offerings our residents and prospects seek, with a strong emphasis upon our natural surroundings and conservation, and achieving our mission of providing security, comfort, quality of life and exceptional service. As always, much of what we accomplish in this regard is due in part to the generosity of our donors.
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Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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