Medford Leas is sponsored by The Estaugh, a Quaker-related not-for-profit corporation founded in 1914 to serve the needs of older adults. Their purpose was to create a special community in which the principle of loving concern would guide their common effort. Medford Leas was born of that early vision and has grown in scope and in stature on The Estaugh’s stable foundation.
The Estaugh Board of Trustees is an all-volunteer board comprised of a maximum of 15 members. The composition of the Board requires that a majority shall be members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and that at least one member shall be a resident of Medford Leas. Trustees serve three-year terms and are chosen at The Estaugh’s annual meeting after nomination by their Nominating Committee. None has any equity or beneficial interest in the community.