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The Peckhams

We live by the motto that you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. There are two ways we want to give back purposefully: during our life and then again through our estate when we’re gone. The Community Foundation has made it possible for us to do both.

We set up a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation to make grants to the causes we care about. The process of setting up and utilizing our fund has been seamless and the staff is always responsive. It gives us comfort knowing that our money is being well stewarded.

We have three children and consider our fund to be our fourth “adopted child”. The proceeds of our estate will be divided equally between the four of them. By doing this, we will be able to support the community that is important to us while still leaving more than enough to our children.

It is important to us and our children to carry on our multi-generational tradition of giving.This is in alignment with our wish for making Central New York the best that it can be.

We care deeply about Central New York community and hope that the grants from our fund will make a significant impact in the long-term. We know that by leaving our legacy to the Community Foundation, our wishes will be carried out in perpetuity.

We hope others will be encouraged to do what they can to make the community a better place for today and future generations.