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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Bequests
    Gene was a faithful supporter of a number of organizations, including the Church Health Center, MIFA, the Mid-South Food Bank, and Second Presbyterian Church.
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  • Capital gains tax bypassed
    Leonard was nearing retirement from an executive position at a major corporation. Over the years, a significant portion of his compensation was...
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  • Endowment gift
    Duncan admired the work of Bridges and the Emmanuel Episcopal Center. He established an endowed donor-designated fund to...
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  • IRA charitable rollover gift
    Bill was a longtime member and chair of the Scholarship Committee at the Community Foundation. He never had children...
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  • Property turns into income
    Ginny and Ben owned a number of rental properties that they had held for 15+ years and that they no longer wished to manage...
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  • Part gift and part sale
    Elizabeth and Walter owned a building that had been the site of their family business for decades. When they moved the operation...
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  • Current gifts
    Mandy's income fluctuates from year to year because she has a commission-based salary. She is passionate about supporting theatre...
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  • Unspent retirement savings
    Anthony built up a significant retirement savings with his 401(k) plan over a long career as the head of a real estate firm. In fact, he saved beyond...
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  • Bequest of insurance
    Shelby bought a life insurance policy naming her donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation as the beneficiary. She also provided...
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  • A bequest to save taxes
    Stephen supported several charitable organizations during his lifetime including the Salvation Army and Porter-Leath...
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  • Gift of life insurance
    Peter purchased a whole life policy years ago to guarantee funds for his children's education. His children have graduated...
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