Westminster senior living community was awarded a 2018 Communitas Award for excellent work in community service to support Alzheimer’s Texas and many other charitable organizations. The Communitas Awards was started in 2010 as an outgrowth of the pro-bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com), a several-thousand-member group that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations.
For decades, Westminster has proudly supported the important work of Alzheimer’s Texas. Westminster was once again named a Champion Fundraising Team in 2017 for raising more than $51,000 for Alzheimer’s research. These funds were raised through year-round events hosted at the community and its annual walk, where Westminster organizes one of the largest teams in Texas with more than 50 residents and staff volunteers.
“Philanthropy is part of the Westminster culture,” said Charles Borst, executive director of Westminster. “Last year, our residents and staff volunteers donated more than $200,000 toward nonprofit causes and charities, investing countless hours into causes that make a big difference in the community.”
The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize the “spirit of communitas—people helping people.” Communitas
winners unselfishly give of themselves and their resources and are changing the way people do business to benefit their communities.
Communitas winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy or ethical, sustainable business practices. Some businesses, organizations and individuals are also recognized as “Leadership” winners because of their excellence in multiple programs. A complete list of winners can be found on the Communitas website at www.communitasawards.com.
“By recognizing individuals, organizations and companies for their volunteerism and socially responsible business practices, we are hoping to not only bring attention to great programs but are working with community minded leaders to make the spirit of communitas an essential element of every business,” said Ed Dalheim, executive director of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.