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Becoming a Family That Gives

At the Community Foundation, it’s our job to help folks in our community realize their potential to give and help them easily navigate the process. We often get questions from families who wish to make giving a part of their family’s life, but giving is very personal and we rarely share information about our individual motivations or finances [...]

By | February 25th, 2019|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Scholarship, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Becoming a Family That Gives

A Thank You to Nonprofits Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

Dear Nonprofit Colleagues: Thank you. You have stepped forward, yet again, to help innocent people who are being hurt by circumstances beyond their control. In normal times, you are reliably there helping others cope with everyday struggles and natural disasters. This time, however, it’s an unnatural disaster created by the President and Congress. Still you [...]

By | January 25th, 2019|Giving, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Thank You to Nonprofits Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

How to Give Strategically

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2018 (Tax Reform) almost doubles the size of the standard deduction from $6,350 to $12,000 for single taxpayers. For couples filing jointly the standard deduction increases from $12,700 to $24,000. This will reduce the number of taxpayers who will itemize their deductions—including charitable gifts. Tax reform may provide [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Tax benefits|Comments Off on How to Give Strategically

Medical Professionals Seminar: Opioid Addiction and Prescribing Alternatives

On November 6, 2018, The Bridge, one of our Community Partners will present, Seeking Alternatives: Opioid, Pain and Addiction Medical Workshop. The forum will feature Dr. Don Teater, a practicing physician and nationally recognized speaker on the subject of opioid addiction and prescribing alternatives. This is a critical subject as new opioid prescribing laws take [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Medical Professionals Seminar: Opioid Addiction and Prescribing Alternatives

Creating a Plan with PASSION AND PURPOSE

Did you know? 90 percent of Americans have cell phones | 75 percent use Facebook | Only 50 percent have wills. It can be a scary question: What will your loved ones do when you aren’t here? How can you make their future more secure? The answer is simple: Create a plan. By taking the [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creating a Plan with PASSION AND PURPOSE

Professional Advisor Seminar

The Community Foundation hosts an educational seminar each year specifically designed for professional advisors, which offers continuing education credits for CPAs and Attorneys. Each seminar presents timely issues and new developments in estate and financial planning that helps you help your clients. The 2018 Seminar is scheduled for November 13, 2018 at Lee University. The [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Professional Advisor Seminar

Non-profit Seminar

The Community Foundation hosts an educational seminar each year specifically designed for our local non-profits to provide professional development opportunities for nonprofit boards and staff. The 2018 Seminar is focused on grant writing and is presented in partnership with Pinnacle Financial Partners, our Presenting Sponsor. It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2018 at the [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-profit Seminar

Speaking on Taking or Giving

Guest Blog by: Rob Coombs We all know the name John D. Rockefeller and most of us know at least two things about him. One, he was very rich and, two, he established the Rockefeller Foundation. Like most, until recently I had no idea how or why this man became such a prolific giver. His [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Speaking on Taking or Giving

Community Foundation Announces Two Recipients of the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship

Walker Valley’s, Brandon Akiona and Bradley’s Julia Sandryka have each been awarded the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship for 2018. The $8000 scholarship provides $2000 per academic year for a possible total of four years based on satisfactory progress toward a degree. Margaret Sheehan, Ocoee Foundation Board member, presented the scholarship to each student at their respective [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Scholarship|Comments Off on Community Foundation Announces Two Recipients of the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship

Community Foundation Announces Recipient of the Ashlyn Lamberth Scholarship

Sydney and Anthony Anthony Lamberth presented the 2018 Ashlyn Taylor Lamberth Memorial Scholarship to Sydney Brown at Bradley High School’s Senior Awards Night held on May 14. The $1000 award recognizes Sydney’s academic achievement, school involvement and community service commitment. While at Bradley, Sydney has participated in FCA, Bachelorettes, Vocal Motion and Student Council. Additionally, [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Funds, Giving, Scholarship|Comments Off on Community Foundation Announces Recipient of the Ashlyn Lamberth Scholarship