Entries by Amanda Bomfim

Summer reading that’s worth a forward

Summer reading that’s worth a forward Every week, the team at The Community Foundation works with a wide range of charitably-minded individuals and families who are either already working with The Community Foundation or are considering establishing a donor-advised or other type of fund to organize their giving. We also talk with attorneys, accountants, and […]

Philanthropy: It’s not one size fits all

Philanthropy: It’s not one size fits all Charitable giving traditions are a big part of many peoples’ lives. The ways philanthropic values translate into action and behavior, however, vary widely from person to person. And that’s a good thing! When you align your charitable giving activities with your own personality and the ways you like […]

Mixing business and charity: Keep it ethical, legal, and transparent

Mixing business and charity: Keep it ethical, legal, and transparent Your clients who are corporate executives have likely wondered at some point about the benefits of aligning their companies with philanthropy, whether specific causes or particular organizations. In general, a community engagement strategy can be good for business, if well-executed. For example, almost half of […]

Gifts of appreciated stock: Picking favorites

Gifts of appreciated stock: Picking favorites You’re well aware that donating highly-appreciated stock to a fund at The Community Foundation offers significant advantages for your clients over making cash gifts. Communicating this benefit, however, can be challenging when clients have emotional attachments to their shares. How can you overcome this hurdle and help optimize your […]

2024 Nonprofit Grant Applications now Available!

The Community Foundation Opens 2024 Nonprofit Grant Applications Harrisonburg, VA – Harrisonburg and Rockingham 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are being called to apply for funding from The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (TCFHR). TCFHR’s annual community grant cycle opens on July 1 and ends on September 1 of each calendar year. The Community Foundation […]

Job Announcement: Director of Programs and Marketing

Do you desire to have a job you love, a workplace that appreciates their employees, and the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community while you work?  If your answer is yes, we cannot wait to meet you! The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (TCFHR) is seeking a skilled person with […]

Legal developments: We’re watching!

Legal developments: We’re watching!  As your go-to resource for charitable giving techniques, The Community Foundation team pays close attention to best practices in addressing the broad range of your clients’ charitable intentions to support both near-term and long-term community needs. This includes tracking legal developments that may impact philanthropy broadly, impact specific giving vehicles, and […]

Advising the charitable millionaire next door

Advising the charitable millionaire next door At the end of 2024’s first quarter, an estimated 485,000 Americans could count themselves among the so-called “401(k) millionaires,” meaning the balance in their employer-sponsored retirement plans has reached the $1 million level. Thanks in part to stock market rallies during the first part of the year, that’s a […]