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Jeffrey S. Kenderdine Named Executive Director

November 20, 2018


Lancaster, PA – Jeffrey S. Kenderdine has been named Executive Director of the Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation, effective January 2, 2019. Kenderdine was most recently CEO at The Lancaster Family YMCA, a post he held since 2004. In his new role, he will be responsible for day-to-day management and leadership of the Foundation. His extensive knowledge of the broader community and an accomplished background in fund development, capital campaigns, major gifts, and grassroots fundraising will help lead the Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation.

On the appointment of Jeffrey Kenderdine as Executive Director, John G. Swanson, CEO of Willow Valley Living, the management and development company for Willow Valley Communities, said, “We are honored to have Jeff lead the Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation. Willow Valley Communities’ residents have been active in many types of non-profit work and fundraising projects since our community’s founding. Jeff’s extensive experience in philanthropy leadership within the Lancaster community will allow us to pursue and achieve even more significant outcomes in the future.”

“I am humbled and excited by this opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation,” said Kenderdine. “I’m delighted to lead philanthropic pursuits that are guided by a vision that places opportunities for enhanced resident services at the core of its initiatives.”

The Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation was established in 2018 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to serve as a coordinating body of staff members, board members, and volunteers from across Willow Valley Communities and Lancaster County to raise capital and provide ongoing financial streams to fund new resident-serving advancements that allow Willow Valley Communities’ residents to experience the most successful aging possible.

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Quick Facts

Always refer to us as Willow Valley Communities. We are a 55+ community, not a retirement home, a nursing home, or a facility.

  • 2600 residents
  • 1600 team members
  • 210 acres


Willow Valley Communities features three campuses: Manor, Lakes, and our next generation of exquisite residences: Mosaic by Willow Valley Communities, coming soon to vibrant Lancaster City.

Manor Campus: Includes Manor, Manor North, Providence Park, The Vistas, North Garden Apartments.

Lakes Campus: Includes Lakes Manor, Spring Run, Willow Gables, Mid-Rise, Lakes Villas, SouthPointe at Lakes.

Mosaic Campus: A 20-story high-rise coming soon to Lancaster City’s Market District, will feature 146 residences with luxury amenities and will be conveniently located close to arts, museums, shops, live entertainment, and dining.

Supportive Living: Includes Meadow Ridge, The Glen, Lakeside, Cedar Brook at the Glen.

Lifestyle & Care: Willow Valley Communities offers over 100 different residence floorplans to choose from along with resort-style amenities. Willow Valley Communities is an exclusively Lifecare Type A contract community, meaning if an enhanced level of care is ever needed in the future, ra resident’s monthly service fee does not increase because of that care. This provides predictable future fees and financial peace of mind for residents, and their families.