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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

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 [...]

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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

The New Tax Law: Donor Strategy – Bundling your Gifts

At the Community Foundation, we strive to build partnerships with our donors and provide the latest in philanthropic news and tax law changes. There is concern that the large increase in the new Standard Deduction could possibly remove the advantage of deducting charitable contributions. Here’s why: if your total deductions don’t exceed the new larger [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Tax benefits, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The New Tax Law: Donor Strategy – Bundling your Gifts

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 2017 Seminar is presented in partnership with Lee University and is schedule for November 9, 2017 in the new School of Business Building on the Lee University campus. The [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Profit Seminar

5 Reasons to Give Locally

During the summer and fall months I enjoy visiting our many local farmers’ markets. In addition to the fun of shopping for fresh, in-season produce, I enjoy knowing that my purchases are helping our local farmers and our local economy. This past Saturday, when I was picking out homegrown tomatoes at the farmers market on [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Give Locally