For Linda Hartsock, it has been gratifying to live in Central New York and to engage in community revitalization. She has worked hard to instill the importance of community in her three sons. Volunteerism, giving and community involvement are central to their family value system.
Many people believe that they must choose between providing for their family and giving back to the communities or charities they love. Linda learned that you can do both by finding the right balance. The perfect solution for her, and many others, was to establish a fund with us that will receive a portion of her assets through her will. It’s a collective family gift based on a wonderful family conversation.
Setting her fund up this way has enabled Linda to provide an inheritance for her children while leaving a legacy to the community that has so greatly enriched their lives.
“It makes her feel good knowing that my fund will provide resources to the next generation of community leaders to make a difference,” she said. “I know that even after I’m gone, my fund will be extremely well managed by the Community Foundation, and will be in the hands of people who care about the community as much as I do.”