Resident’s Son Awards $100,000 Scholarship Fund to Ida Culver House Ravenna’s Staff
SEATTLE, Wa. – Roscoe Seamans appreciated the wonderful staff at the Ida Culver House Ravenna retirement community, where he lived for four years, and was known for his kindness and friendliness. Mr. Seamans passed away on September 10, 2012, but his legacy lives on.
On Friday, February 8th, Mike Seamans, son of Roscoe Seamans, announced the establishment of a $100,000 scholarship fund for staff members of Ida Culver House Ravenna.
The fund was created as a way of honoring the staff for the exceptional care that they provided to his father. “The staff at Ida Culver House gave so much to my dad when he was here, and this is one way for me to give back to them for their warmth and dedication,” said Mike Seamans during the ceremony. “It was a great experience for my dad, and we are very thankful.”
“Our mission is to respect and honor older adults by enhancing the quality of their lives,” said Eli Almo, Founder and CEO of Era Living. “So this very generous grant by Mike is very gratifying. We are so proud of each and every member of our staff, and we are thrilled to have them recognized in such a significant and thoughtful way.”
“I had the privilege of serving Mr. Seamans for years in the dining room. I loved his warm and gentle nature, and we are so very grateful to the family for granting the Scholarship Fund,” said Era Living staff member. “This means so much to all of us, not just the people the fund will directly impact.”
The Ida Culver House Ravenna Staff Scholarship Fund will support non-supervisory staff members in their pursuit of professional or educational development. The Seattle Foundation will manage the applications and fund. Staff members can submit their applications by March 1st, and an award ceremony will be held in May at Ida Culver House.