Meet Our Donors

Colleen Dolan-Greene and Trey Greene
In 1972, University of Texas graduate student Colleen Dolan-Greene accepted a summer internship at Oakland University. Her assignments: help write the university’s affirmative action plan and participate on its bargaining team. This internship was the beginning of her career in human resources and labor relations; meeting her husband, Trey, a third generation Detroiter; and falling in love with the city she now calls home. She and Trey married in 1976 and bought a house in the historic Boston-Edison neighborhood. Colleen and Trey have long been members of the Detroit Rotary. Rotary is how Colleen learned about UMRC and its partnership to develop Rivertown, providing Detroit’s first and only affordable assisted living options for low-income older adults. The couple experienced first-hand the challenges of senior care in Detroit when Trey’s mother was diagnosed with dementia. “She was very unhappy she couldn’t stay in the city where she had lived,” says Colleen. Because of Colleen’s expertise and passion for Detroit, she was invited to join the UMRC Board in 2012 and help make the Rivertown concept a reality. Colleen says “UMRC’s great range of services for older adults” convinced her to accept. As Rotarians, Colleen and Trey got in the habit of making monthly gifts, a habit they embrace with their giving to the UMRC Foundation.

Tom and Debby McMullen

Tom and Debby McMullen from Ann Arbor recently pledged a naming gift of $2.5 million in support of UMRC’s state-of-the-art health and wellness initiatives for residents.

The Tom and Debby McMullen Wellness and Aquatic Center is a major component of UMRC’s Master Plan for growth at Chelsea Retirement Community.  It will feature an all-accessible swimming pool, warm water therapeutic pool, fitness area with specially designed cardio and weight training equipment, walking track, and more.  Professionally trained clinical staff and therapists will create individually tailored fitness plans and activities to build and maintain strength and vitality in older adults.

Tom and Debby are committed to health and fitness; however, they say it is UMRC’s faith-based mission that led them to make this gift to the UMRC Foundation.  “We believe in the Christ-centered mission of UMRC and feel it matches our own beliefs and wishes to provide the best possible care for older adults,” says Tom, a UMRC Foundation Board member.  “Debby and I hope our lead gift will inspire others to give as well.”

“We are honored by Tom and Debby’s tremendous support,” says UMRC Foundation President Wendy Brightman.  “Their transformational gift to name our future state-of-the-art wellness center will enable UMRC to offer health and wellness initiatives that will forever change the way seniors heal, rehabilitate, and enjoy their lives on our flagship Chelsea campus.”

To learn more about how you can join Tom and Debby in caring for older adults, please contact Wendy Brightman, UMRC Foundation President, at 734.433.1000 ext. 7502 or by email at wbrightman@umrc.com.