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Continuing the Remarkable Legacy of Ellie McCabe Continuing the Remarkable Legacy of Ellie McCabe
Ellie McCabe passed away at the age of 87 on December 26, 2021. She was a well respected philanthropist and advocate for mental health. Her philanthropic efforts began with her father through The Wahlstrom Foundation, later renamed The Robert F. and Elenora W. McCabe Foundation,...

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Leaving a Legacy: Karen O'Connor Leaving a Legacy: Karen O'Connor
Karen O’Connor of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away on May 28, 2020 at 76 years old. Starting as a physical education teacher and head hockey coach at Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington, Connecticut, O’Connor became the first female president of the Connecticut High...

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Gone but Not Forgotten, Community Foundation Remembers Four Generous Friends Gone but Not Forgotten, Community Foundation Remembers Four Generous Friends
As the Community Foundation’s fiscal year ends, we are mindful of the generous members of the Alma Lee Loy Legacy Society who we lost this year.  Because of their generosity, a total of more than $5 million in planned gifts were made from the estates...

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The Treasure Coast Loses a Rare Gem: The Legacy of Alma Lee Loy
Alma Lee Loy and Jeff Pickering In a recent story about the passing of Alma Lee Loy, Tania Ortega-Cowan speaks with Dr. Ed Massey of Indian River State College, Victor Hart Sr. of the NAACP, Christine Hobart of McKee Botanical Garden, and Jeff Pickering of...

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Remembering the Life, Legacy of Alma Lee Loy (June 10, 1929 -- April 10, 2020) Remembering the Life, Legacy of Alma Lee Loy (June 10, 1929 -- April 10, 2020)
Founder, past Director and the namesake of Indian River Community Foundation's Legacy Society has died of natural causes. She was 90 years old and lived a full life that made a profound and meaningful impact on our community. She will be deeply missed. Her obituary can be...

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Tommy and Simonetta Steyer Tommy and Simonetta Steyer
“A legacy is determined not only by how much one gives but also by the quality of one’s giving,” said Tommy Steyer. The Steyers continually review their current and long-term philanthropic commitments. They thoughtfully consider an organization’s ability to develop, implement and evaluate a plan...

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