Cathy and Elliott Masie attend the 50th Anniversary celebration of The Wesley Community in the fall of 2022. Cathy is a former board member of The Wesley Community, and both Cathy and Elliott are members of The Wesley Society. Photo by SaratogaPhotographer.com.
The Wesley Foundation is thankful for the generosity of Cathy and Elliott Masie for their leadership gift of $100,000 toward the Campaign for Springs. This vital project will modernize three floors of Wesley’s oldest nursing home building and renovate the Resident Activities Room – the social and spiritual hub of the entire nursing home.
Cathy and Elliott lead Masie Productions, based in Saratoga Springs, which is a unique boutique company – combining theater, engagement, technology and learning. The company seeks to create or co-produce events and shows that have high social impact and are breaking boundaries.
Cathy served on The Wesley Community board for nine years beginning in 2008 and Cathy and Elliott are members of The Wesley Society recognizing their years of philanthropic support for Wesley’s mission. Cathy’s reasons for joining the board were both intellectual and altruistic. “I joined the board of Wesley because I wanted to be involved with how we, as a society, deal with aging. We have many important questions and options to consider in this area,” says Cathy.
During her tenure on the board, Cathy and her colleagues guided Wesley through the first phase of planning and renovation of the Springs building—a major milestone in the organization’s rich history. The complete renovation of the fifth floor of Wesley Health Care Center’s oldest nursing home building was a major investment in quality of life and amenities for long-term care residents and served as a valuable pilot study for future renovations.
Cathy and Elliott understand the importance of Wesley’s mission in the community. As Cathy describes it, “The Wesley Community, with a range of living options from independent to skilled nursing, is a vital entity in our community! And because of its size, it is influential in how our seniors live in their later years. I have had a few relatives live on the Wesley campus, and the compassion and care of the staff always shines through!”
With the generosity of Cathy and Elliott Masie, along with that of other donors, the Campaign for Springs has raised $4.3 million dollars to date toward its $5 million dollar goal.
The Wesley Foundation thanks Cathy and Elliott for your donation to the Campaign for Springs and your commitment to Wesley’s mission.