About Us

Watermark for Kids is a non-profit organization founded by David Barnes, President of Watermark Retirement Communities. His inspiration and vision has resulted in an organization which creates young leaders and empowers them to thrive.

Through Watermark for Kids, young people are encouraged to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express their creativity, compassion and spirit. Kids submit applications describing their vision and Watermark for Kids provides the financial support to bring as many of these visions to reality as possible.

Watermark for Kids is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the State of Arizona and the Internal Revenue Service and is described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by the law. For more information about Watermark for Kids, please email jill@watermarkforkids.org or call 1-520-797-4000.

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The following article was published on mcknights.com, published on January 27th, 2016. To read the original article published, please click here. Creating an environment where long-term residents and associates are satisfied is a goal common to all retirement communities. The leaders and innovators in our industry recognize that the shortest route to satisfaction is engagement. […]