The eliseo Foundation

Engraved Bricks

Purchase An Engraved Brick!

The eliseo foundation is currently selling engraved bricks in our new (soon-to-be) outdoor courtyard space. These bricks are a great opportunity to honor a loved one or to leave your legacy and celebrate our new courtyard with us!

About Us

eliseo foundation is a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for the benefit eliseo. Governed by a volunteer board, the foundation was established in 1986 for the purpose of raising funds for the eliseo community and its residents. For more than 30 years, the foundation has been instrumental in securing gifts for the development and expansion of facilities, the purchase of new equipment, and support for valuable programs and services, all with the intent to make life better for residents. Since eliseo first opened its doors in 1938, the pursuit to offer quality health care and life plan options has remained at the forefront for the Board of Trustees and eliseo leadership team.

The eliseo foundation supports the mission of eliseo to make life better for our residents.

We are a senior community where residents find kinship, fun, and belonging. We are the only nonprofit campus in Pierce County that participates in Medicare and Medicaid while still offering a full spectrum of quality care and services at an affordable price.

Over 50% of our Health Care Center residents have outlived their savings and rely on eliseo and Medicaid for their daily needs. With the decline in government reimbursements, we must write off over $1 million in uncompensated care each year.

We maintain the mission we were founded upon 80 years ago to serve "any and all in need."

Our Mission

The Foundation exists to support the operations of the eliseo foundation and its mission: Engaging lives in active living, compassion, and dignity.


The business affairs of the Foundation are managed by and all corporate powers are vested in the Board of Trustees and Governing Board.


The eliseo foundation's Board of Governors shall elect Trustees for a term of one year, and up to three consecutive three-year terms (nine years).

The Trustees shall number not less than nine and not more than fifteen.

General Obligations

  • Each Trustee assumes interest in Foundation policies, attends regularly scheduled board meetings (six per year), and participates on one or more Foundation committees.
  • Each Trustee makes a personal, meaningful financial pledge to the Foundation and becomes involved directly or indirectly in fundraising efforts.
  • Each Trustee becomes his/her own driving force behind Foundation plans and programs.
  • Each Trustee understands and keeps current on the Foundation budget.
  • Each Trustee acquires and maintains knowledge of eliseo, becoming an ambassador to increase public awareness of the importance of skilled nursing facilities and the eliseo community, and serves as an advocate for the eliseo Foundation while articulating the case for support as appropriate.
  • Each Trustee participates in eliseo Foundation’s democratic (shared) process for decision making.
  • Each Trustee meets with the Board from February through December on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are bi-monthly and typically last 90 minutes.

Specific Duties

  • Attend board and committee meetings
  • Make a personal and meaningful financial commitment to eliseo Foundation each year
  • Assist in recruiting and/or welcoming new Trustees
  • Help identify and cultivate new leadership, corporate philanthropy opportunities, and/or individual donors

Take The Next step

Interested in joining the eliseo Foundation Board of Trustees? Contact us today to learn more about how you can invest your time and talents in our community and give back to our residents.


The business affairs of the Foundation are managed by and all corporate powers are vested in the Board of Trustees and Governing Board.

Board of Trustees 2022


Ed Larson

eliseo Resident

At large marc streleski
Marc Streleski
Immediate Past Chair

Walsh Construction Co.
Senior Project Manager

Stephanie Schramm
Stephanie Schramm
Vice Chair

MadCap Marketing
Founder and CEO

Molly Axworthy
Molly Axworthy

Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

Dick Beeson
Dick Beeson

RE/MAX Professionals
Principal Managing Broker

Ex Officio

Chair ron kempe
Rev Ronald E. Kempe

Trinity Lutheran Church
eliseo Board of Governors Chair


Ex officio kevin mcfeely
R. Kevin McFeely

eliseo CEO and President

Bruce Arneklev, Ed.D


Edma Shim
Edna Shim

Community Volunteer

Lisa Taylor

We Speak Medicare