Our thanks to the members of our community who support the Sacramento region so generously
We are honored to help our fundholders reflect their interests, their values, and their hopes for the future through their philanthropy. Each fund at the Foundation has its own story – a handful of which we share below – but they are all united by the threads of our fundholders' endless generosity.
After reading some of our donors' giving stories, we invite you to:
Throughout her career as a trust officer, Chris Ann Bachtel has been in a position to help clients find ways to leave a legacy through philanthropy—which is how she knew she wanted to partner with the Foundation for her own giving.
Six siblings came together to open a fund at the Foundation honoring their parents’ remarkable lives.
With the Ose Family Community Service Award, Enlow and Melena Ose are extending their values of giving back to the community to new generations of young people.
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation exists today because of the dedication of the women in the Junior League of Sacramento.
When it came to getting started in philanthropy, Michael Geminder turned to the Foundation as a resource for organizing his charitable giving.
For Maureen’s 50th birthday, Rob surprised her with a party and a check for $10,000 to establish the Maureen O’Leary Burness Foundation for Special Needs Children at the Foundation.
Twenty years ago, Bay Area artist and teacher Clayton Pinkerton established a fund in memory of his longtime partner, Jerrold Whitney, who had a great love of books.
The endowment for the Vernon Andrew Farnum Fund will provide unrestricted support for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to carry out its mission of meeting area needs and enhancing the quality of life in the region. "We were so impressed with your devotion and professionalism to bring this process to its successful conclusion," said Kathryn and Dale.
The Max and Nadine Dimick Scholarship was established by the late Dr. and Mrs. Dimick to assist students at local community colleges.
The Margaret Deterding Fund was created by Margaret during her life in the hope of giving back to the community that held the story of her life.
With their own family, the Stones worked to pass along their values of leadership, service, and generosity. As part of their legacy planning, they created the Todd and Betsy Stone Family Fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and named it as a beneficiary of their retirement accounts.
During their lifetimes, James and Virginia Benson chose to support organizations in Placer County that provide assistance to the elderly. When they left a bequest to establish their endowment, they entrusted the Foundation to decide which organizations to support.
Music was always a big part of Dave’s life, no matter where he was. He played the flute and piccolo as a student, performed on the mandolin at his nephew’s wedding, and played the piano throughout his life. The J. David Ramsey Music Endowment will provide annual income for the Foundation to use for purposes and organizations that perpetuate Dave’s passion for music.