Making a Difference
Since 1951, thousands of people like you, giving gifts ranging from $2 to $2 million, have pooled their resources together in our Community’s Endowment. By giving together, we have achieved greater impact today while providing philanthropic possibilities for the next generations.
Our Donor Services are designed to help you make the difference you want to see. Our team is here to support your giving so you have confidence your dollars are being used in the most effective way possible.
The Bridge Builder Legacy Society
The Bridge Builder Society recognizes individuals and couples who have named the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of any type of planned or deferred gift. Planned gifts to any fund at CFHZ qualify for Bridge Builder Society membership.
“Our legacy gift will someday help to ensure a positive quality of life for future generations.”
- John and Ann Query
Donor advised funds
The Jacob Family
To honor their family legacy as educators and encourage a future generation of passionate teachers, George and Barbara Jacob established two charitable funds at CFHZ to benefit Zeeland Schools.
George and Barb suffered a tragic loss in 2018 when their daughter, Heather Jacob Schaap, a beloved middle school English teacher, passed away from brain cancer. Seeking a way to channel their pain into purpose, George and Barb asked their son Shawn Jacob, a highly respected teacher at Zeeland High School, to help to identify a way to honor Heather’s memory as an educator and role model.
CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARD
Checks should be made out to the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) and delivered to our office at 85 East 8th St, Suite 110 Holland, MI 49423. Please include the name of the fund you would like the gift applied to. Gifts received without designation will be applied to the Community’s Endowment.
Total gifts in 2022
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Get Personal Consultation on Your Philanthropic Goals
For questions about ways to give, or to request a copy of our gift acceptance policies, contact Colleen Hill, VP of Development and Donor Services