Each year the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation hosts members of its William Quarton Heritage Society to a luncheon to celebrate philanthropy and their commitment to the future of our community. Over 120 people gathered for this occasion on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Cedar Rapids Country Club to learn about Family Philanthropy.
Brent Cobb, current Board Chair of the Community Foundation, welcomed guests and provided an update on the impact of the Community Foundation in 2017. He also welcomed 25 new members to the William Quarton Heritage Society.
There has been an increased focus for many donors of the Community Foundation on engaging family members in philanthropy. Les Garner, President & CEO of the Community Foundation, discussed the term “legacy” and its relevance to family philanthropy. He shared, “Our children have the opportunity to become philanthropists by virtue of their relationships to us. We transmit to them a commitment to community as they participate with us in service and giving. And we can, through our current giving and our estates, develop ways to leave them with the means to continue supporting the community causes and organizations we and they deem important.”
The Community Foundation is ready to help all families realize their philanthropic goals and to help implement their legacies. To inquire about how the Community Foundation can assist your family, contact us today!