Our thanks to those who support the 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.
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.
To honor Ken’s legacy, his family and friends established the Kenneth C. Burt Memorial Fund to support the University of California's Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies.
Giving has always been part of Vince Sales’ life, thanks to his grandparents.
Giving back is so important to Chris and Valerie Rhodes that they mention it on their company website for Rhodes Retail Services, Inc., a merchandizing services company based in Elk Grove.
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.
Maura developed philanthropic values at a young age thanks to her parents’ involvement with the causes they loved.
Lynne Cannady and David Ford are thoughtful about their charitable giving. The couple spends time learning about nonprofits whose missions they care about, and they use the Foundation’s knowledge and resources to uncover information as well.
By annually recognizing a Rio Americano High School senior who shares Bryan’s joy of living, Bryan’s life will continue to touch young people in the community.
Every city is blessed with a few families who stand out as philanthropic leaders. In Sacramento, the Friedman family has set a shining example for others by supporting projects that have transformed the Capital region into a metropolitan force.
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.
The Harts insured that their charitable legacy would continue in perpetuity by including a distribution to The Jerome and Wanda Hart Fund in their trust and turning it into an endowment. Through the trust, the Harts left instructions to guide their chosen fund advisors to select charitable causes that match their interests.
When Jennifer and Jay established a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation, they took a fearless approach.
We help generous people like you personalize their charitable giving, so they can easily and effectively support the causes they care about — now and always.