The Center at Belvedere is open and operating because of the dedication and hard work of so many, including volunteers, staff, boards of directors, and design and construction teams. Funding for construction came from a mix of philanthropic donations, investment by Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, and financing from Carter Bank and Trust.
More than a thousand community members supported the capital campaign for The Center at Belvedere with donations that made every step possible, from purchasing the land to furnishing the building's beautiful spaces. Gifts of every kind made a difference, and we are endlessly grateful for them all.
The project was spearheaded by Matthews Development Company, LLC; Bushman Dreyfus Architects; and Barton Malow. Lifespan Design Studio played a crucial role in ensuring the building is accessible to all with universal design.
Here for Everyone
While the pandemic has reduced the number of onsite programs currently available, it provided the impetus for online program delivery. Being able to reach out to people in our own community and beyond has expanded access and enriched our offerings
Your presentation was fabulous! Since I did not get my beach trip in at the Outer Banks this year this helped a lot. It was so nice to learn about something different today. Thanks also for all your help getting the exercise classes online for those of us who can’t come on site yet.”
Older adults continue to have opportunities to connect with one another, reducing the risk of social isolation and loneliness that threaten physical and mental health.
Programs at the Center have been a godsend to me! I really enjoy and Need the interaction that I get at The Center, especially since I live alone.”