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Toledo Community Foundation

Success Stories

Cousino Family Funds
Brent and Pam Cousino have a special place in their hearts for those with developmental disabilities. For Pam, the concern became a career, and for Brent, it has been personal – but for both, the special needs community has been a priority in their philanthropic activities.

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Lambie's Legacy
Nearly eight years have passed since a third bout with cancer ended Margaret “Lambie” Guyton Stout’s life at age 42 – but her memory can still bring tears to the eyes of her lifelong friends, Laurie Avery and Nicole LeBoutillier.

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Facilitating Hands-on Philanthropy: Conda Family Funds
“We think we have a clear vision of what we want to accomplish with our giving,” said Joe Conda, “and the team at TCF is a great sounding board for our ideas. We’ve transitioned from thinking in terms of giving money to charity to investing in community. The Foundation makes it simple to do what we envision.”

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Securing the Future for Others: Jim and Pam Fletcher
Jim and Pam Fletcher both had the same goal in mind when it came to estate planning — to assure that their assets would provide ongoing benefits to the causes and organizations that they care about and support.  And a Toledo Community Foundation Legacy Fund provided a perfect means to achieve that goal.

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Promoting Community
Judy McCracken created a donor advised fund with the Foundation in memory of her husband, Steve, and values the local impact her fund provides. See how she has supported our community with gifts from her fund that reflect her family's passions and values.

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For the Love of Children
At the end of Katherine Gruber Smith's life, she returned a great blessing to the children of the region she originally called home - a gift of $1 million to the benefit young people in need.  Read about how her legacy lives on through funds created at the Waterville Community Foundation, an affiliate of Toledo Community Foundation. 

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Hussien and Randa Shousher: Engaging Others to Change Lives
When Hussien and Randa Mansour Shousher first contacted the Toledo Community Foundation, it was to establish a donor advised fund. But before long, the relationship turned into one of collaboration and community engagement that extended well beyond what they had originally envisioned.

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Growing A Community Legacy
Mary Mennel was involved with YMCA Storer Camps from the third grade on. Eventually, she was made the Summer Director for 6th and 7th graders and Director of Outdoor Education. After 17 years, Mary decided it was time for a new direction.  Now, after 26 years, as Executive Director of The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, OH, Mary has decided to continue support of these two organizations in a lasting way.  Find out more here!

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A life that's still Making Waves
In an era when a woman’s place was very different from what it is today, she was a pioneer.”

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Planning ahead for Lifelong Giving
Darcy is one of the youngest people in the 40-year history of the Foundation to establish a Donor Advised Fund. "I knew giving was something I wanted to do with my whole life - not just the end of my life."

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