What People Say
It feels good to give! Here is just a sampling of feedback from our donors and volunteers.
Blessed with good health, good friends, a good career and two terrific children, I felt I wanted to give something back to my community. I established a donor-advised fund and named my children as trustees. This means that each year, FCF consults with my children about how they would like to see the income distributed in the community. In this way, I am sharing not just the money that I am putting into the fund, but my children as well. This fund is established to express the joy of life and family while perpetuating my belief that from tiny acorns do mighty oaks grow.
The Wolf Family
“We have been supporting the Fundy Community Foundation since its inception. A number of years ago we were looking for a way to give back into the community where we have raised our family and made our living. But we wanted to do it in a way that would be flexible and responsive to community needs. Knowing that communities have broad needs and many strengths that people will work to build, we didn’t want to be locked in to a narrowly focused philanthropy. We were looking for a way to make our giving responsive and dynamic at the same time. As fortune would have it, this was at exactly the same time that the Fundy Community Foundation was coming into being. It suited our purpose ideally.
“We raised our family in Charlotte County. By establishing a community fund with Fundy Community Foundation we feel we are doing our bit to help provide the opportunities of the sort that have been offered to our children and to our family”
I established a Community Fund in the memory of my husband. He was always involved with the church and community affairs and always gave his best. A Community Fund in his name was an appropriate way for his name to live on forever – giving back to the community he loved
Dick and Peggy Saunders
“I joined the Board of FCF because Community Foundations are progressive in meeting the challenges of growing and changing communities, while focusing on the people who live in these communities. Community Foundations work with and take direction from the communities they serve.”
Fundy Community Foundation has provided me with a meaningful way to give back to the place where I raised my children... to the place that made our life in Charlotte County wonderful!
Education has been my life. I taught 43 years – 21 of which as headmaster - in Maine and New Hampshire public and private schools. When I talked with my attorney, Mel Turner, about preparing my will. I pointed out that since I have no immediate family, why not provide money for youngsters who want to go to college but need financial help and at the same time honor my family. I explained that my resources in Canada could go to help college-bound students from Pomeroy, Scotch, and Basswood Ridges. My thought was first to let the local school board handle the bequest, but with the frequent changes in the make-up of the body, I worried that the original purpose might be lost. Therefore, my attorney suggested Fundy Community Foundation, local and relatively new but with an excellent reputation.
We have been supporters of the Fundy Community Foundation since it started. It is encouraging to see the progress that has been made in its capability to provide more funds to community groups and to be able to provide these charities with organizational help. If you haven’t supported the Foundation, please do. Try it. It feels good.
My Dad loved sports, and he loved children. I established the “Bob Flewelling Sports for Kids Fund” so that money could be given each year to help kids who otherwise might not be able to afford to participate in sports and other recreational activities. I started this fund with $250 and since then it has grown from gifts given by others. Dad would be so pleased to see the children benefit from the fund.
The Jean E. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by her daughters. “Jean was a teacher and a principal at the Thelma Kilpatrick School for handicapped students in St. Stephen. This scholarship is offered to help teachers, as Jean was helped, to perpetuate the spirit of education, compassion, and perseverance by which Jean lived.
Jean E. Brown