Foundation Story

The mission of the foundation began in 1895 when Bishop William Crane Gray encouraged the diocese to adopt the Church Home and Hospital, where the elderly found love, comfort and support.

In 1920, Bishop Cameron Mann reluctantly sold the hospital, and the proceeds were put in trust until 1951, when Bishop Henry Irving Louttit purchased the Holly Hill Hotel in Davenport Florida which became The Bishop Gray Inn.


In 1988, a second Bishop Gray Inn was opened in Lake Worth.

​Then in 2004, the properties were sold. From then on, the mission shifted and the Bishop Gray Retirement Foundation could provide financial assistance to senior Episcopalians with much greater flexibility.

For hundreds of Episcopalians in Central, Southeast and Southwest Florida, the Bishop Gray Retirement Foundation offers hope and dignity in time of need

the board of trustees

Diocese of central florida


The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, Vice-President   

Mr. Alexander C. Mackinnon, Secretary

Mr. Guy D. Colado, Treasurer

The Very Rev. Hugh McGlashon

Dr. Thomas Bates

diocese of Southwest florida

The Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith, President

Dr. C. Thomas Gooding

Ms. Barbara Kelly, Assistant Treasurer

The Rev. Deacon Bill Moyers

The Rev. Deacon Denise C. Healy

diocese of Southeast florida

The Rt. Rev. Peter Eaton

Dr. Helen Bhagwandin

Dr. Harlington Hanna

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