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Richard and Robert Scolaro

Robert Scolaro tells us how he and his father, Richard, have worked with the Community Foundation as board members andestate planning attorneys:

As we go about our daily lives - addressing the demands of work, home and family - most of us probably don’trealize the struggles our local nonprofits are facing to keep their vital services going. That was the case for both of us before we served on the Community Foundation’s board of directors. This experience was eye opening. Support from Community Foundation donors helps programs of all sizes to change lives in our own community.

When I meet with clients who express an interest in charitable giving, I often present the option of establishing adonor-advised fund at the Community Foundation instead of a private foundation. This allows a donor to direct grants to the organizations they want to support, but without the extensive paperwork and costs associated with maintaining their own foundation.

The expertise of the Community Foundation’s staff is second to none. Their knowledge of the community and complex giving tools helps my clients easily identify their charitable goals. For clients who want to give assets to charity, the Community Foundation is my number one option.


If you're interested in opening a donor-advised fund learn more here.