An Estate Plan that Keeps Her Values Alive

Learn why one woman has named The Community Foundation in her will to carry-out her wishes.

Lindy Lee Gold. Photo Judy Sirota Rosenthal.

Lindy Lee Gold grew up in the Jewish faith, adhering to the basic precept of tikkun olam (repair the world). It's no wonder that she has spent the past 50 years establishing and serving on the boards of nonprofits. Lindy loves public sector work and has always had a passion for advocacy and a vision of linking people and resources to improve communities.

As a New Haven resident, Lindy has crossed paths with The Community Foundation many times. Her belief in focused philanthropy and collaboration inspired her to include The Foundation in her estate plans.

"The Foundation has an unwavering moral compass. Its priorities reflect my values. Of course, I enjoy making my own choices with charitable giving, but I know that there will be a time when I cannot. The Foundation is the best option in which to invest for the social return that I want for my hard-earned money."

Lindy is a Nettie J. Dayton Circle member at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.