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Shattuck gift served as the model for the Nelson gift

Being selected to give away millions of dollars every year on behalf of the late David and Rita Nelson presents the Community Foundation with both a tremendous opportunity and a compelling challenge. Their estate gift of more than $100 million – the largest in the Foundation’s 32-year history and among the largest charitable gifts ever […]

Staff matters: August will bring changes

By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall, Vice President Community Engagement, has announced her retirement date of July 31, 2018, after working more than 10 years at the Community Foundation. We greatly appreciate Marti’s years of dedicated leadership and her […]

Higher standard deduction need not reduce giving

By Curt Detjen President/CEO While much attention has been focused on how the larger standard deduction for tax filers in 2018 will remove an important incentive for charitable giving, there are still some good tax-advantageous options available. Talk with your financial or legal advisor before proceeding with any of these, and consider: Donor advised fund: […]