Campaign for Springs Donor Highlight – Ruth Pouliot

An image of Wesley community donor Ruth Pouliot

Ruth Pouliot stands outside of Wesley Health Care Center, where the Springs building is located. Ruth is a long-time supporter of Wesley’s mission and is a member of The Wesley Society.

The Wesley Foundation thanks Ruth Pouliot for her kindness in making a leadership gift of $100,000 toward the Campaign for Springs at Wesley Health Care Center. This ambitious project will upgrade floors 2, 3 and 4 as well as renovate the Resident Activities room on the 1st floor, creating a warm and welcoming home for those who need care today and tomorrow.

Ruth Pouliot is a retired manager from Time Inc. and an active volunteer for several non-profit organizations around Saratoga. Ruth is also a member of The Wesley Society, recognizing her long-standing commitment to the mission of The Wesley Community. Ruth’s mother, Genevieve Pouliot, was cared for by Wesley.

“My first exposure to The Wesley Community was through its Adult Day Care Center. I was caring for my mother who, at 95, had a hip replacement and was showing signs of dementia. I was trying to do it all myself, 24/7, and needed a break. The staff was incredible with her, keeping her occupied for the several hours she was there each week. And I got a little time to myself,” recalls Pouliot.

Pouliot adds, “I also knew several people who had family members who were residing in the skilled nursing care facility. They spoke very highly of the care they were receiving. Wesley was also right in my backyard, so to speak. Its reputation for care and concern convinced me that when the time came, I did not want to have my mother anywhere else. She spent three happy years there. I have never regretted my decision to have her at Wesley. And that is my lasting impression of Wesley—the love, respect, treatment, and dignity shown to her right up to her last day.”

Thanks to the kindness of Ruth, as well as numerous other benefactors, a total of $4.3 million has already been pledged as leadership gifts towards the goal of raising at least $5 million for the campaign as it enters its final fundraising phase.

The Wesley Foundation thanks Ruth Pouliot for her donation to the Campaign for Springs and her ongoing commitment to Wesley’s mission.