Gini died in May 2017 and her family looked for how best to continue her impact and legacy. Based on her dedication to providing food for families in need, Gini’s Pantry Endowment was established to help feed the community.
The Community Foundation will award annual grants for this purpose to ACTS in the name of Gini.
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PHILIP ELLIS, Ph.D.
As the year closes, I am packing my office, clearing my emails (my filing system!), and attempting to make contact with so many friends and colleagues. As I go through files and sort things, it seems impossible that I’ve been part of the Community Foundation for nearly nine years. The Community Foundation is stronger than ever and has a very strong team of staff and board that will welcome our new CEO, David Mengebier, next week.
The work I’ve been part of at the Community Foundation has been incredibly rewarding and this region has proven to be so giving. Our specific work in philanthropy is focused on building assets to benefit the present, but even more so, future generations. Our work is to assure that our children, grandchildren and their children will have strong, healthy and vibrant communities.
It is with a thankful heart and a sense of gratitude that I thank the staff, Board, donors, and the organizations that benefit our region. This is a remarkable place to live and work and you make it that way. It is more than the waters of the bay, the beauty of the wood, the opportunities that abound here… it is you, the people, that really make this such a special place.
Thank you for the opportunity to work with all of you and may God bless you in all that you do.