The Greatness of a Community

Donor Stories

Guided by the needs of our region and accountable to our community, the Community Foundation partners with generous individuals, families, foundations, and corporations that share a commitment to strengthening our community through philanthropy. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has been grateful to work with these donors to improve the lives of our neighbors.

Explore some of their stories here, or visit our blog for more stories of donor impact.

The Barnet Family

William and Mary Barnet Family Foundation
The Barnet Family’s Work Continues in Perpetuity


John Boyd

John A. Boyd Scholarship Fund
Honoring John Boyd’s Legacy


Dennis and Lynne Crimi

Jennifer Crimi Sunshine Fund
Spreading Sunshine


Phyllis E. Dake

Phyllis D. Dake Make Your Own Scholarship Fund
Make Your Own Scholarship Celebrates 20 Years!


Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D.

Community/Land Preservation and Planning Fund
Building and Sustaining Our Future


Barry and Sherry Gold

Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund
Dedicated to Equality


Jim and Cheryl Gold

James P. and Cheryl M. Designated Fund
Partners with a Passion for Their Community


The Greatness of a Community

Wally and Jane Altes

Altes Family Fund

Michael Halloran

Tom Phelan Memorial Fund

Paul and Alane Hohenberg

Paul and Alane Hohenberg Fund

Steve Muller

Steve and Mary Muller Fund


Reid and Breanna Lundy

The Lundy Legacy Foundation
Next Generation Entrepreneurs Work to Improve their Community


Vera Michelson

Vera Michaelson, Love, Energy, and Growth Fund
An Advocate’s Legacy that Continues to Fight for Justice 


Myra and Joseph Patanian

Myra and Joseph Patanian Endowed Scholarship
Honoring a Legacy


Judith Stein

Edna Mae Fitall Stein Memorial Fund
Investing in Her Community’s Future


Harry and Virginia Taylor

Virginia and Harry Taylor Endowed Fund
The Power of Endowment Supports the Days Ahead


Floyd Wickes

Floyd Wickes Endowment Fund
Providing A Safe Place