Sun Health proudly owns and operates three Arizona-based, nonprofit life plan communities, including Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, Arizona. These communities provide residents a place where they feel a sense of comfort and belonging. Part of ensuring our residents are comfortable means guaranteeing that we always have the most qualified employees on staff. At Grandview Terrace, residents love interacting with the staff, and the staff truly feels like they’re a part of the community. To show their appreciation, residents can voluntarily give funds to support employee academic scholarships.
With the support of this fund, employees can apply for academic scholarships at any time. A specific committee at Grandview Terrace is then responsible for screening and selecting scholarship recipients. The scholarships are managed by Sun Health Foundation, but all funds are given by residents on a volunteer basis.
Residents are pleased with the opportunity to give back to the staff that supports them, and they are honored to have the opportunity to advance their skills and continue their education. Thus far, the impact of this fund has been significant. In 2017, 30 resident-funded scholarships were awarded to Grandview Terrace staff, totaling $79,309—with 100% of the donations going towards the initiative.