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Philanthropy Stories

Philanthropy Stories

Future bequest donors Cindy Cutler and Craig Haines

Future bequest donors Cindy Cutler and Craig Haines

Future bequest donors Cindy Cutler and Craig Haines plan for an unrestricted gift because they can't predict future needs of the community they care about.
Scholarship recipient pays it forward

Scholarship recipient pays it forward

Matt Elliott of Norfolk was only 26 years old when he created a scholarship fund in memory of two high school athletes who passed away all too young. This former scholarship recipient is paying it forward himself.
Featured Organizational Fund: Hope House Foundation Fund

Featured Organizational Fund: Hope House Foundation Fund

In 2002 Hope House created a community foundation endowment to provide "for the long-term financial health of the organization," says Lynn Seagle, Hope House president. Over the years the original $100,000 donated to start the endowment has been enhanced by donors to Hope House.
Featured Field-of-interest Fund: William A. and Jane M. Charters Fund

Featured Field-of-interest Fund: William A. and Jane M. Charters Fund

Jane and Bill Charters forever help area citizens have food, clothing, shelter and other basic needs thanks to their bequest for a field-of-interest fund.
Featured Donor-advised Fund: Robert Nusbaum and Linda Laibstain Fund

Featured Donor-advised Fund: Robert Nusbaum and Linda Laibstain Fund

Attorneys Linda Laibstain and Bob Nusbaum know there are many values to having a family donor-advised fund that lets them be active philanthropists.
Featured Designated Fund: Kathrina B. Powell Fund

Featured Designated Fund: Kathrina B. Powell Fund

In 2006 Winn created a designated fund to support Norfolk’s branch libraries and named the fund for her late mother, Kathrina – a woman who would rather read than watch TV. Each year grants go to the city library to benefit its neighborhood branches in tribute to Laverne's mom.
Coppage and Jordan Funds Support Favorite Charities

Coppage and Jordan Funds Support Favorite Charities

Sam, who spent most of his life and career in Norfolk, left a bequest to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation that created four designated funds in his name and the names of his parents and aunt. He named four organizations special to his family to receive annual grants -- two Hampton Roads churches where his family worshiped, Tidewater Community College where he served on the board and Hampton University, his aunt's alma mater..
Jennifer Mooney Greene Fund

Jennifer Mooney Greene Fund

On August 13, 2013 the world lost a great teacher when Jennifer Mooney Greene of Virginia Beach died of melanoma. Her sister, brother and parents knew a scholarship in Jen's name would be an appropriate tribute.
Active Strategic Giving Partners Lynne & Steve Winter

Active Strategic Giving Partners Lynne & Steve Winter

Lynne and Steve Winter of Virginia Beach value the connections the Community Leadership Partners give them. Through the Partners, the co-owners of Edgewater Asset Management have learned about community issues, studied the work of nonprofits up close, met the recipients being helped by organizations and had fun getting to know like-minded people who also care deeply about their community.
Switching from Parsons Foundation to a Donor-Advised Fund

Switching from Parsons Foundation to a Donor-Advised Fund

"There was a sense that our board members were getting a bit old to remain in the role of having primary responsibility for the foundation." - Attorney Robert C. Nusbaum on converting the Parsons Foundation to a donor-advised fund.