(VIDEO) Leaving Your Legacy with Community Foundations

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Eileen Ellsworth, President & CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNova.org) as we discuss how to leverage community foundations for permanent bequests; how to "have your fun" while giving during your lifetime; how modern philanthropy will continue to evolve in 2021.

Eileen answered the following questions:

  • What is a “permanent fund?”
  • How does establishing a permanent fund differ from a “donor advised fund?”
  • What are some examples of permanent funds at CFNOVA?
  • What is the benefit for a donor to transition from a donor advised fund to a permanent fund?
  • How do you see philanthropy changing locally in light of 2020 and COVID-19?



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