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We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity

We initially established The Fenwick Foundation because we wanted to disrupt and change the palpable sense of boredom, isolation and loneliness that exists for too many, particularly those living in nursing homes, VA hospitals and other long-term care facilities.  We later expanded our mission to address these same issues for those who live at home and for the increasing number of caregivers who need respite and support.   Lastly, with our dental treatment and vision care initiatives, we are providing basic health care needs.   


​The Fenwick Foundation Award is presented in recognition of the special commitment to and generosity towards older adults, Veterans, and others with special needs.  We have been honored to partner with amazing community groups, businesses and individuals over the years in order to achieve our mission. 

Thomas Fonseca -  Founder, Chairman and President
Alexander Gorny -  Founder, Secretary and Executive Director
Richard Belle Isle - Treasurer
Sheila Cronin                 

Sara Greenberg             

David Hanscom
Melisa Loewe                  

Terri Lynch
Janet Rose                     

Elizabeth Shannon

Our efforts are designed to broaden community awareness about the needs of and challenges faced by our target populations.  We actively collaborate with vendors and community groups to provide a wide variety of arts, music, educational, and other events and activities as well as lunches and dinners at restaurants.  We have been consistently impressed with the attention and assistance that staffs at venues give to our groups and guests (e.g., staff at Capital One Arena, Washington Nationals, Kennedy Center, area restaurants, and museums) – they take them “under their wings” and make sure they get extra special treatment. 
​Another example of the quality of our partnerships is our 
Fresh Faces Initiative, a collaboration with the Washington School of Photography.  Fresh Faces was designed to provide professional, studio-quality photographic portraits of our individuals for themselves and their families/significant others.  The video of this program tells the story best.  >>>  

From the older adult suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, to the military hero being treated for PTSD, to the caregiver needing a break from nonstop "24/7" care responsibilities, The Fenwick Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, provides life-quality services where needs are unmet and “under the radar.” These include access to a wide range of mental health promoting therapeutic arts, cultural, education and recreation activities as well as support programs including dental treatment and vision care – all designed to positively impact and improve quality of life, health and wellbeing.

Enriching Lives ... One at a Time

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