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Legacy Society


The Community Guardian Legacy Society honors community-minded individuals and couples who are dedicated to making a long-term investment in our region by ensuring their gifts are sustainable and entrusting that future generations benefit from their legacy of giving. Our Community Guardians love this place, and want to see it, and the people here, thrive forever.


How to Become a Community Guardian:

Once you have decided to leave a legacy for your community by giving through the Community Foundation, joining the Community Guardian Legacy Society is simple. All you need to do is notify us of your intention to include the Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate plan.

To notify us, please complete and return a Community Guardian Legacy Society Designation Form or contact Vice President of Donor Engagement and Operations, Alison Metiva.


Read giving stories from our Community Guardians.


  • Our Community Guardians:

  • Anonymous (5)
  • Ed and Mary Arbut
  • Leila and Owen Bahle *
  • Teresa Beamsley
  • Phillip Begley *
  • Jeffrey A. Belanger
  • John and Rebecca Bercini
  • Gordon V. Brown *
  • Steve and Hallie Christian
  • Elaine Cluff *
  • Jean and Gordon Cornwell *
  • Robert A. and Arlene V. Dean
  • Shirley Denman *
  • Clifford Domke *
  • Phil Ellis
  • William C. Engle *
  • Richard A. Grout
  • James C. Gurd
  • Marie Drucka Guyton *
  • Chip and Laura Hansen 
  • Natalie J. Hansen
  • Martha and John Hicks
  • Carolyn Hoagland *
  • Kenneth F. and Elizabeth A. James *
  • Bennie M. Kline *
  • Edith A. Krause *
  • Will and Joan Larson *
  • Rebecca MacKay *
  • Emer A. Mathias *
  • Nancy and Phil Meek
  • Thomas F. Menzel
  • Larry and Joan Miller
  • Helen and Gov. William Milliken *
  • Richard and Virginia Mouch
  • Ruth Luse Myers *
  • Richard and Clarine Olson
  • Dr. Daniel Palmer
  • Joey and Bill Parris
  • Gladys Pascoe *
  • Nannette and Morton Peterson *
  • Cleo M. Purdy *
  • Daniel Remahl
  • Connie Riopelle
  • Gordon H. Robertson *
  • Marvin and Luella Rorick *
  • Bill and Mary Smith
  • Mark and Sue Smith
  • Thomas Streeter *
  • Kenneth Taylor, D.O. *
  • Ann Torrey *
  • Kathy Tuckerman
  • Lars C. Wigert
  • Helena G. Wilkening *
  • Richard and Kimiko Williams
  • Joan and Willard Wolfe*
  • Cathie Ann-Frederick Worden
  • Lucille and Harlan Yeager *
  • Robert and Pauline Young
  • Kris A. Sheffer-Zimmerman and J. Eric Zimmerman, M.D.

* Indicates donors whose gift has been realized.

 
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