Inspiring Generosity: Dorothy Greer

Dorothy Greer, a resident of Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC), recently reached a milestone, with over 30 consecutive years of giving to the UMRC Foundation! “Dorothy’s many gifts have honored and remembered loved ones, helped make capital improvements on our campus, and ensured that those who have outlived their savings have always had a home here through our Benevolent Care Fund,” says UMRC Foundation President, Wendy Brightman. “Dorothy’s long-time generosity is inspirational.”

A 1946 graduate of the University of Michigan, Dorothy worked in Washington, D.C. before returning to her hometown of Highland Park, Michigan. Dorothy retired after a 30-year career in labor relations at Michigan Bell. A year later, Dorothy met and married Dr. James Greer.

Dorothy and James moved to CRC in 1996. When James passed away three years later, Dorothy moved to The Pines Senior Apartments before returning to CRC in 2007.

Dorothy is an active volunteer at Chelsea First United Methodist Church, PEO, and CRC’s Resident Council. She also enjoys CRC’s Artful Aging classes, including art and pottery.

A member of UMRC Foundation’s Pillars of Faith as well as its Wesley Legacy Society through her planned giving, Dorothy says the Benevolent Care Fund is closest to her heart. “I want to help those who most need it and who may be alone in the world. Having been single so long with no children of my own, and having a single aunt who exhausted her resources, I understand the need.”

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