2013-09-03 20:56:29 -
Senior living community developer Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), sponsor of Edgemere retirement resort in Dallas, has named Joe Anderson Chairman of the Board of the SQLC Charitable Foundation. The announcement was made by Teresa Bates, Executive Director of the SQLC Charitable Foundation.
Anderson has a long history of involvement with charitable organizations. He is currently President of the American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) Foundation, one of the largest and most successful foundations supporting continuing care and life care communities in the United States.
“Joe has an amazing reputation in the senior living industry and we are honored to have him join our board,” said Bates. “The Foundation was started only a few years ago, so having the
expertise Joe brings to the board will be a tremendous benefit to us that will allow us to grow and touch more lives.”
As President of the ABHOW Foundation, Anderson was instrumental in helping to distribute more than $1.1 million to the ABHOW continuing care communities to provide benevolent support for residents. Anderson also has extensive experience in fundraising, having raised more than $1.5 million for expansions of two ABHOW communities.
Prior to working for the ABHOW Foundation, Anderson served as the President of Seniority, Inc., a for-profit consulting and management services subsidiary owned by American Baptist Homes of the West.
Anderson serves as a member of the Management Committee of the parent company, American Baptist Homes of the West. He is a board member (and former chair) of Senior Helpline Services, a Lafayette, CA-based nonprofit that provides assurance phone calls and transportation for seniors in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. He also serves as Chair of the Endowment Committee at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church.
Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) is a nationally renowned nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities The Buckingham in Houston, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi, and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For further information, visit www.sqlc.org, or call (469) 619-0825.
Photo: Joe Anderson