Our Fundholders

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. 

View a list of our charitable funds

Maureen O'Leary Burness Foundation for Special Needs Children

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. 

Kenneth C. Burt Memorial Fund

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.

Vince Andrade-Sales Social Practice Fund

Giving has always been part of Vince Sales’ life, thanks to his grandparents.

Fundholder Stories

Chris and Valerie Rhodes Fund

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.

Whitney Pinkerton Fund

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.

Vernon Andrew Farnum Fund

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.

Margaret Zentner Fund for California's State Parks

Maura developed philanthropic values at a young age thanks to her parents’ involvement with the causes they loved.

Cannady-Ford Family Fund

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.

Bryan Potts Scholarship

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.

Mort and Marcy Friedman Fund

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.

J. David Ramsey Music Endowment

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 Jerome and Wanda Hart Fund

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.

Fearless Fund

When Jennifer and Jay established a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation, they took a fearless approach.

 

Make a Difference in Our Community

We help generous people like you customize their philanthropy, so they can easily and effectively supporting the issues they care about—now and always.

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