NEWS@

Community Foundation of White County

Starburst white.png

There’s always something happening at your community foundation – and we’re always delighted to share good news about our wonderful community!

Arrows down.png
Search
  • Leslie Goss

Memories Last Forever

This past weekend, we celebrated Memorial Day, a day when we pause to remember and

thank the men and women who have served our country in the military, some who gave the

ultimate sacrifice. Somehow this year, with so many medical personnel and community workers of every sort joining in the fight against COVID-19, Memorial Day seemed to take on an added dimension.

Regardless of the circumstance, when a loved one dies, you are faced with a painful loss

and a multitude of decisions. One of those decisions may be how best to create a fitting

memorial.

Flowers are often appropriate and appreciated. But in some instances, you may want to

recommend something more personal and that lasts longer. A memorial gifted to the

Community Foundation of White County becomes a legacy that will continue to impact lives for generations to come. Things to consider:

For example, did your loved one have a favorite charity or church? Several charities in

White County already hold agency endowments at Community Foundation. An endowment

fund can be established for any charitable organization that qualifies for 501(c)(3) IRS public

charity status. Gifts to an agency endowment will create a permanent stream of income for the charity or church.

Did they enthusiastically support schools and education? The Foundation manages several scholarship funds, supporting students in all school systems in White County. The gifts received can help provide educational opportunities to future students.

Did they have a love for our community? Perhaps gifts could best be directed to the White County Community Care Fund, the unrestricted fund of the White County Community Foundation, to be used to address community needs now, 10 years from now, or 50 years into the future. Or if you would like to create a more personal tribute to your loved one, but one that still allows flexibility to address future needs, a new unrestricted endowment can be created.

Memorials can be created that bear the loved one’s name – and setting up a fund takes

only a few minutes. Working through the Community Foundation can keep their name alive by continuing to foster the causes and ideals they held dear.

We hope that you are not faced with decisions such as these any time soon. But if you

are, call Community Foundation Director Leslie Goss at 574-583-6911. The Foundation is here to help.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Thankful for YOU!

Thanksgiving is here, a time when we pause to give thanks for our many blessings – family and friends, the precious gift of freedom, the ability to share our time and talents, and our caring community

Joe R. Hahn: Investing in Trades Education

Joe Hahn grew up on Arch Street in Monon and graduated from Monon High School in 1951. He played basketball, proudly hoisted the team’s sectional trophy, and was selected for the All-County team a cou

Thinking Ahead: Giving in 2121

Would you like to still be supporting your favorite charity 100 years from now? You can! Here’s how: simply add up your annual gifts for the year and multiply by 25. Then make an estate gift to the Co