The Glebe Honors 2020, 2021 VBHFoundation Influencers

The Glebe Honors 2020, 2021 VBHFoundation Influencers

Residents at The Glebe gathered in December to honor and celebrate both the Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation 2020 Influencer, Pam Renga, and the 2021 Influencer, Carole Edwards. Because of the pandemic in 2020, the Foundation team did not have the opportunity to join in fellowship to honor Pam, so the 2021 event was a dual celebration.

Attendees enjoyed a dessert reception and program, as well as music provided by The Bob Peckman Jazz Band. Carole Edwards was one of the first residents of the Glebe in 2000. She became a charter member of the Executive Committee of the Residents’ Council, from which she recently retired. Carole encouraged residents to contribute to community capital fundraisers, including the purchase of a grand piano and the gazebo garden. She currently serves in many leadership positions throughout the community and looks for ways to serve and visit residents in the higher levels of care.

“Carole Edwards and Friends,” the longest-running piano ensemble group in the country, presented its 49th consecutive annual week of concerts in April 2021, marking the 17th year of performances at The Glebe. Started in N.Y. in 1974, this group helps raise money for local charities as it selects a different group each year to which attendees voluntarily contribute.

Carole is a high-spirited influencer to all she meets, through her charitable efforts, cheerful presence, committed participation in the community and the ever-present smile on her face.

The Foundation team extends gratitude to Pam and Carole for their commitment and support of The Glebe.

The VBH Foundation Influencer Award is given to a champion of the Foundation from each of LifeSpire’s communities who causes a positive effect in its mission to enhance the lives of residents at LifeSpire. Influencers embody the core values of the communities through their spirit, engagement and generosity.

This article was first published in LifeSpire’s Community Matters magazine. Check out the rest of the e-book version online: