Bruce and Joyce Herbert

“Giving to the Community Foundation is like making a gift to yourself. All of us benefit in some way from the wonderful things the Foundation does.” That's how Bruce and Joyce Herbert sum up their support of the Community Foundation.

The Herberts make their home in Charlevoix, and both are involved in a number of community organizations. In addition, Joyce and Bruce have made a habit of supporting the programs and causes they believe in. Each year, as they review the organizations they want to support, they always include a gift to the Community Foundation.  “This is a very convenient way to give locally,” says Joyce. “A gift to the Community Foundation allows you to be inclusive, support a broad base of programs, and address multiple needs with one check.” A former stockbroker and careful fiscal manager, Bruce likes the fact that the Community Foundation's assets are conservatively managed and that spending policies are well thought-out. “We have every confidence that our gifts will be placed intelligently.”

In addition to their annual gifts, Bruce and Joyce have also included the Community Foundation in their estate plans. By planning for this future gift today, they ensure that the community they love will continue to thrive. Bruce says, “It is important for us to see that the Community Foundation carries out its mission to enhance the quality of life for all citizens in Charleviox County for now and in generations to come. Our way of doing this was to include the Community Foundation in our estate plans.”  With citizens this committed, Charlevoix County will continue to thrive for generations to come.