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The Legacy Society

Donors who understand the importance of a permanent community endowment have trusted the Community Foundation to carefully manage and distribute their charitable funds for generations. The Legacy Society provides a way to recognize and honor those individuals who plan to benefit the Community Foundation through their wills, qualified retirement plans, life insurance policies, gift annuities, charitable trusts or pooled life income fund gifts. We thank them and appreciate their generosity and thoughtfulness. 

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Lester C. Allen
Eugene G. Armani
Pamela V. Ashmead
Ronald & Carole Beckman
Patricia & Walter Blackler
Steven Blind
Vicki Brackens
William V. Brennan
Minna R. Buck
Phillip & Helen Buck
Jack B. Capron
Marilyn F. Crosby
Michael & Elaine Crough
Virginia M. DeBenedictis
Bob & Joan Derrenbacker
James R. Donley*
Peter J. Emerson
Paul M. Engle
Ralph Ferrara
Dorris A. Fox
Marc B. Fried
Lee M. Gatta & Joe Reddick
Barbara W. Genton
Linda Dickerson Hartsock
Mr. & Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor
William & Sandra Hemmerlein
Linda L. Henley
Alexander & Charlotte Holstein
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hood
Dr. Peter & Mary Huntington
Elaine & Steven L. Jacobs
Elspeth J.C. Kerr
Mrs. Sally Kimball
Gail M. Kinsella
Kathleen & James Kinsey
John H. & Polly B. Koerner
George & Luella Krahl
Bruce Lane
Jim & Harriet Keysor LeChander
Harold & Mary Leonard
Martha Leopold
Zalie & Bob Linn
James E. Mackin, Esq.
Jim & Ruth Marshall
Elisa Mescon
Anne L. Messenger
Pauline M. Monz
Stephen W. Moyer
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Murphy, III
Kathryn Nickerson
Theodore H. & Mary-Pat Northrup
Margaret G. Ogden
Mary Pat Oliker
Steve Pekich
Eileen B. Phillips
Richard B. & Neva S. Pilgrim
Lucinda Porter
Mr. & Mrs. William W. Porter
Marcia & James Quigley
Jon L.† & Joyce P. Regier
Roger & Margaret Reid
Nicholas & Agnes Renzi
Jeffrey Rubenstein
Dr. Robert G. Sargent
Phyllis Schwartz
Bonnie & Richard* Scolaro 
Karen R. Seymour
Rhoda Sikes
Lillian Slutzker  
Paul M. Solomon
Betsy-Ann N. Stone
Celestine & John Thompson
Charles† & Cynthia G. Tracy
Howard C. Tupper
John S. Tuttle
Franklin & Diane Wheelock
Barbara C. Wheler
Catherine J. Winger
Mr. & Mrs. J. Warren Young

* Deceased during 2016 Fiscal Year, April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016
†   Deceased
The Legacy Plan:
Choose How You Want to be Remembered

We believe that charitable legacy is about so much more than just a monetary gift. Every donor has a unique giving story and each charitable legacy is an important part of our communal history. 

This year, Community Foundation staff members received Legacy Navigator® certifications through Celebrations of Life, an organization that works to help individuals and families share their values, wisdom and generosity with loved ones and future generations. This designation provided our staff with advanced tools to assist our donors in preserving their legacies. 

The training inspired the development of a custom Legacy Plan Workbook. This self-guided workbook  provides a series of questionnaires and writing prompts to help generous people document their unique giving story. Once the workbook is complete, staff can help craft a formal Legacy Plan for those who want to have their charitable plan stewarded by the Community Foundation. This Legacy Plan provides instructions to govern the use of the charitable fund while also preserving the donor’s giving story.

Have you considered how you want to be remembered? By recording your giving story now, you can inspire others, even after you are gone.

Learn more.