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 County through a planned gift at the Foundation.
The luncheon was an opportunity to connect the 29 members of the Alma Lee Loy Legacy Society who are using the Indian River Community Foundation as a vehicle for executing charitable giving beyond their lifetime, said Kerry Bartlett, Executive Director.
“Alma Lee Loy embodies all that we stand for at the Foundation – loyalty to Indian River County, vision and an abiding commitment to philanthropy – which is exactly what we promise our legacy society members,” Bartlett said. “Like Alma Lee, the members of the Legacy Society are intuitive and have a deep commitment to our community,” Loy, who is often called the First Lady of Vero Beach, said she is allowed her name to be used for the legacy society because she knows firsthand how the community changes throughout the years “The needs of Indian River County 50 years ago are drastically different from the challenges we face today. Who knows what they will be like 50 years from now,” Loy said. “I want to give the Community Foundation flexibility to respond to those needs with the same dedication and integrity I use to govern my own actions.”
The Indian River Community Foundation began operating formally in 2008 and currently holds assets of $18.5 million. The Foundation’s mission is to build a stronger community through donor-driven philanthropy. For more information, contact Bartlett at (772) 492-1407 or visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org.