Donor Advised Fund Pays Tribute to Parents

Wanting to give something back to his community, Jay created a donor advised fund to have a permanent tribute to his parents, William and Clare Bright, and to remain active in the grantmaking.

Thoughtful & Strategic Giving

In 2011, settling his mother's estate, Jay Bright unexpectedly discovered a life insurance policy. Wanting to give something back to his community, Jay created a donor advised fund to have a permanent tribute to his parents, William and Clare Bright, and to remain active in the grantmaking.

"Like many people, I've been giving smaller gifts to multiple organizations out of habit," says Jay, who is an architect/artist/musician. "Having a fund is teaching me to be more strategic in my giving and look more closely at all the worthy local nonprofits."

A visit to giveGreater.org® and conversations with Community Foundation staff help Jay make grant recommendations with confidence.

Are you interested in grantmaking activities that enable your money go further for the causes you care about? To learn more, please contact Sharon Cappetta at 203-777-7071.