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Wesley Willows
4141 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103

CCACEagle AccreditationFair Housing / Equal Opportunity

Wesley Willows is the only accredited continuing care retirement community in Rockford. What does that mean? Learn more about accredited communities.

For additional senior-living options in Rockford, visit our nearby Peterson Meadows community.

Fund Development Programs

The following funds are made possible by support from our residents, their families, friends, our Board of Trustees, staff, and the community at large.

Good Samaritan Fund

Contributions made to this fund are used in their entirety to provide ongoing personalized care to residents who have outlived their financial resources. Gifts to this fund enable Wesley Willows to guarantee a lifetime of care for all residents.

Good Samaritan Endowment Fund

The total contributions to this fund are set aside in a special account that is kept separate from operating and capital fund accounts. Only the earnings from this fund are used to provide care for residents. This fund remains secure and protects the future of those who call Wesley Willows their home.

Building Endowment Fund

This fund is used for the continuous renovation of buildings on the
Wesley Willows campus. The total contributions are set aside, and only the earnings from this fund are used to care for the structural needs of Wesley Willows.

Chaplaincy Fund

Contributions to this fund are used to support the Pastoral Care Programs which give shape and focus to our residents’ spiritual lives.

Kirk’s Place Memory Care Fund

These funds are used to enhance the memory support program in Kirk’s Place. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia are served with a purposeful program designed to meet their physical, emotional, activity, and spiritual needs in a safe, caring environment.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are given in honor of an individual, family, or group. Recent gifts have included the Nan Taylor Rose Garden and the Dance for Eternity garden sculpture.

Wesley Willows Founders Club

Members of the Wesley Willows Club are donors who have named Wesley Willows in their estate will, trust, life insurance policy, or gift annuity. These planned gifts are a legacy that will ensure Wesley Willows' programs will continue into the future. Members come together at the Annual Founders Club Dinner.

Wesley Willows Annual Benefit

Proceeds from the Annual Benefit are designated for the Good Samaritan Fund. This event has been successful since 1974. Each year the benefit is held in the summer at the Rock Valley College Starlight Theater.

Wesley Willows Charitable Gift Annuity

Specific donor gifts are established as an annuity with interest paid periodically to the donor. The Gift Annuity provides a lifetime income for one or two people, a significant tax deduction, attractive fixed income rates for a lifetime, and a worthwhile investment in helping to achieve the mission of Wesley Willows.

We sincerely appreciate all gifts and donations to Wesley Willows, a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. Gifts may provide tax benefits to our donors. As you plan your gift, we suggest you discuss your plans with your family, attorney, financial planner, and tax advisor. Our Development Department will also be happy to assist you as you make your plans.

To learn more about our Giving Opportunities, send your email to:
Or, please call Meredith Stoll, Director of Fund Development, at 815-316-1543.