Year End Giving - A Message from our Founding Chairman

Posted at 2:14 pm on 12/12/2016

A message from Founding Chairman Frank Hennessey…


The Community Foundation is honored to administer a family of endowed funds for individuals, families and non-profit entities.  We serve as a repository of contributions and bequests from our donors to facilitate their charitable giving… Connecting Donors to the Causes They Care About 


Post-election 2016, as the President-elect builds his cabinet, the focus in recent days has centered on tax policy and the potential implications for charitable giving..  As this transition continues and with it all of the uncertainties that naturally occur, now more than ever, establishing a DONOR ADVISED FUND with your Community Foundation is a vital part of your year-end giving.  


Establishing a donor advised fund will enable you and your family to preserve the significant existing tax advantages to leverage your charitable giving for maximum impact.  And we take care of everything on your behalf!


The Community Foundation serves donors, professional advisers and non-profits through personalized service, local expertise and community leadership offering a wide array of funding vehicles and gifting opportunities. Our commitment to sustainable community building is evidenced by our core promises to be a center of excellence for investment portfolio management, the source for extraordinary grant making opportunities and the key access point to targeted resources that best meet the needs of our community.  We make your charitable giving seamless and easy – a great benefit to you and to the charities that you support.


In addition to our  individual donor advised funds, endowment funds and agency funds in our fund portfolio, our growing list of fund initiatives includes the Accelerate Ocala First Step Fund/DRIVE Ocala, the Youth Philanthropy in Action Program, and the Tuscawilla Cultural Initiatives.  And we are proud and honored to have the Non-Profit Business Council as our newest collaboration.


Please click here for additional information about starting a Donor Advised Fund youe Community Foundation.  On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation we look forward to serving you.


Wishing you and yours all the blessings of this joyous season,


Frank M. Hennessey, Founding Chairman



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