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Bill and Laura Frick
We coordinate all of our giving through our donor advised funds. These funds offer us flexibility in meeting our philanthropic goals and provide maximum tax benefits with no annual giving requirement. We also receive comprehensive quarterly fund statements. Most importantly, the Indian River Community Foundation...

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Nick and Liz Melnick Nick and Liz Melnick
Like others, Nick and Liz Melnick receive requests from many worthy organizations but focus their major giving on healthcare and education. They learned about Indian River Community Foundation from neighbors and their attorney agreed the organization could help them achieve their goals. “Online access to...

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Willaim N. Kirk, Attorney Willaim N. Kirk, Attorney
[caption id="attachment_1343" align="alignleft" width="300"] William N. Kirk, Attorney[/caption] At this point, I suspect most advisors usually recommend the use of a donor advised fund instead of a family charitable foundation for their clients. The simplicity and other advantages of the current formation of a donor...

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Ralph T. King Ralph T. King
[caption id="attachment_1341" align="alignleft" width="202"] Ralph T. King[/caption] If you were to ask Ralph King why he moved his family foundation to a donor advised fund at Indian River Community Foundation, you might be surprised by his honest answer. “Laziness! I was tired of all the...

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The Learning Alliance The Learning Alliance
The Learning Alliance is a small, grass roots organization. Having a fund at the Community Foundation frees our volunteers and staff to concentrate on the work at hand. The Community Foundation also gives our donors confidence their philanthropic contributions are being managed wisely and used...

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Randy and Sandy Rolf Randy and Sandy Rolf
[caption id="attachment_1206" align="alignleft" width="211"] R.K. and S.L. Rolf Fund[/caption] We believe you should support the community in which you live through charitable giving. One way to determine how to invest your philanthropic capital is by getting involved to become aware of the needs. And then...

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Dace B. Stubbs Dace B. Stubbs
[caption id="attachment_1145" align="alignleft" width="203"] Dace B. Stubbs Family Fund[/caption] Dace Brown Stubbs grew up knowing the importance of giving back. This  appreciation for the blessings in life is the legacy of multiple Brown family generations. Dace and the other family members lead by example, finding causes...

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Anne Lanier, Helping Those with Eating Disorders and Mental Health Issues
[caption id="attachment_852" align="alignleft" width="150"] Rebecca Streetman Fund[/caption] Anne Lanier suffered a terrible loss that every parent fears. Her middle daughter, Becky, died in 2004 at the age of 29. She continues to find joy through her other two daughters – Callie and Dede – and...

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Philanthropists gather for Alma Lee Loy Legacy Society Luncheon
The Indian River Community Foundation celebrated the vision of the members of the Alma Lee Loy Legacy Society at a luncheon held April 24 at Riomar Beach Club. The Society, established in 2011, includes philanthropists who have made a commitment to the future of Indian River...

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