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What I have discovered by working for the Community Foundation

What I have discovered by working for the Community Foundation What I have discovered is that this job is far from what most would consider tedious. I get asked all the time how I went from a care flight nurse to a Donor Relations Director for the Community Foundation. Well, to make a long story

Deciding how to Give

We often sit down with individuals like you and figure out a plan that can help you give to things that matter most.  Simple questions revolving around motivation and interests helps us customize a type of fund that can carry out your intentions.  Intentions may change throughout your giving journey – your focus (cause and geography),

Did you know that donating to charity is good for you?

Did you know that donating to charity is good for you? Anyone who has given time, money, or other resources probably already know this from experience. A recent study by the Cleveland Clinic shows that giving is good for the giver.  Studies have found these health benefits associated with giving: Lower blood pressure Increased self-esteem

How to Establish a Fund with a Gift that Costs Nothing During Your Lifetime

Gift that Costs Nothing During a Lifetime A charitable fund can carry out your vision to support causes or organizations important to you, even after you’re gone. Did you know that you can set up the funds and then activate it later with a gift from your estate? Sometimes called a deferred or planned

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