Saturday, November 28, 2020

Positive Change Through Thoughtful Giving

Susan-Smith Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation

Susan Smith Endowment Fund

At our “Well-Spent Million Party” in March of 2009, IWCF launched an endowment plan and the first campaign to begin providing for our long-term sustainability. The response was amazing! We met our goal quickly, invested wisely… and then stopped talking about it.

Consistently running such a lean budget, we chose not to touch this fund during its initial years. In 2016, putting the budget together, we decided it was time to invest a little in infrastructure, freshening up our look and updating our technology systems and support to provide the services our members need and expect. At the same time, we recognize that continuing to regularly invest a little more in our long-term sustainability now will better position us to support our communities in the future.

Endowment – Bridge to the Future

Thanks to the generosity of over 250 IWCF members and friends, and to the generosity of our GIFT Legacy Philanthropists, the Susan Smith Endowment will provide sustained support to the ongoing operations of IWCF into the future well beyond the lifetime of many of our current members. Broad needs of communities across SW Idaho will be enriched by Pooled-Fund Grants and Individual Grant Designations of our next generation of IWCF members because you are leaving a legacy gift today.  

The Endowment is a permanent source of funding because only a portion of the Endowment is used each year, while the balance is wisely invested in socially-responsible stocks and bonds. The stocks meet a set of rigorous standards known as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, as evaluated by an independent agent. 

Fiscal Year 19-20 was the fourth year that withdrawals from the Fund provided financial support to IWCF Operations Budget, providing $23,525 in FY 19-20 and $63,509 total since FY 16-17.  Even with these withdrawals, the fund has grown from a combination of earnings and additional donations, and it is within striking distance of the initial $1 million goal.

There are multiple ways for you to help grow our Endowment:
– A one-time donation
– A legacy donation to our newly-created GIFT (Giving It Forward Together) Legacy group for those who include IWCF in their estate planning
– A series of donations over a period of months or years
Any of these donations can be made in cash, by check or credit card, or via transfers of shares of stock, if that is better for your personal income tax situation.

Marsh Creek Bridge. Photo credits: Debbie Johnson.

Add your name to GIFT (Give It Forward Together)

You can make a gift from your estate by including language in your will or living trust or naming the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Susan Smith Endowment as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement account. The legal name and Tax ID information is Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Susan Smith Endowment Fund, Tax ID 82-0527986

Sample Language for Last Will or Revocable Trust:
I give $____ to the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Susan Smith Endowment Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with its principal offices in Boise, Idaho, or if it is not then in existence, to its successor organization
OR
I give _____percent (__%) to the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Susan Smith Endowment Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  with its principal offices in Boise, Idaho, or if it is not then in existence, to its successor organization.

Please let us know when you have decided to leave a Legacy GIFT whether through a beneficiary designation or direction in your will or other estate documents.  

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Endowment Contributors

Susan Abdo
Mary Abercrombie
Catheryn Alexander
Ann (Garrett) Allyn
Kay Alspaugh
Terry Anderson
Desh Anderson
Kate Aravich
Christine Avey
Margi Babcock
Eileen Langan Barber
Jeanne Barker
Cathy Barney
Beth Bartlett
Laura Barton
Marilyn Beck
Linda Beebe
Stephanie Bender-Kitz
Diann Bennett
Janet Benoit
Pam Bernard
Susan Berry
Laura Bettis
John Billingsley
Karen Bilowith
Valencia Bilyeu
Marilyn Bischoff
Sherry Bithell
Brenda Blitman
Teresa Broadus
Joan Boren
Hollis Brookover
Bradley & Amie Bruggerman
Ellen Bush
Linda Cadwell
Jill Carissimi
Carolyn Casey
Tam Casper
Gayle Chalfant
Susan Chaloupka
Shirley Chetwood
Dawn Christensen
Vicky Coelho
Sharon Colby
Carolyn Collins
Lisa Cooper
Laurie Corrick
Linnae Costello
Carol Covington-Hackney
Lelei Coyle
Elizabeth Crandlemire
Jacqueline Crist
Ellen Crosby
Roxanne Cummings
Donna Dahlberg
Victoria Dater
Marlys Davenport
Ann & Darin DeAngeli
Gena Delucchi
Nancy DeMauro
Lisa Derig
Marilyn Dorman
Kathi Drew
Mary Dudley
Betsy Dunklin
Kathy Durbin
Claire Dwyer
Jennifer Dye
Dixie Dykman
Ardyth Eisenberg
Deb Eisinger
Frances Ellsworth
Kris Erne
Kimberly Fall
Carey Farmer
Sydney Fidler
Patricia Forbes
Theresa Fox
Elizabeth Franklin
Barbara Frizzell
Kam Garner
Leslie Garrett
Danielle George
Lori Gibson-Banducci
J. Andrea Gibson
Randa Giles
Tory Goltry
Kate Gorrissen

Margaret & Willy Gorrissen
Jeanne Gorrissen
Linda Gossett
Janine Greene
Suzanne Groff Lierz
Jackie Groves
Debra Guth
Susan Hackborn
Kerry Hagerty
Claudia Hambacker
Molly Harder
Jane Hardison
Kay Hardy
Anne Hay
Sus Helpenstell
Margaret Wainwright Henbest
Alice Hennessey
Margaret Hepworth
Wendell Higgins
Christy Hilde
Mary Jane & David Hill
Darcy Hoellwarth
Carol Hoidal
Deb Holleran
Jane Houston
Jillian Huang
Kay Hummel
Heather Jauregui
Debbie Johnson
Tami Joplin
Cyndi Friend Kay
Martha Keener
Dana Kehr
Tricia Kennedy
Melinda Kim
Jeanne King
Gail Kirkpatrick
Vicki Kreimeyer
Diane Kushlan
Kellie Kuster
Carole Lamet
Karen Lansing
Chris LaRocco
Jean Larson
Teresa Lassandro
Katherine Lee
Lois Lenzi
Marcia & Don Liebich
Kim & Mark Liebich
Treacy & Kurt Liebich
Jordan Lierz
Anne-Marie Lodge
Cecelia Lojek
Tena Lokken
Sally Long
Carolyn Lunstrum
Kim Lynch
Gayla Lyon
Theresa Madrid
Julie Manning
Bernadine Marconi
Susan May
Marilyn McAllister
Arlene McCarthy
Mary McCowin
Luci McDonald
Sharon McEwan
Janell McGill
Theresa McLeod
Tina Michael
Celeste Miller
Rhonda Millick
Jo Anne Minnick
Janie Modie
LeAnn Mohr
Lois Morris
Diane Myklegard
Amber Myrick
Robin Navert
Lauren Necochea
Erin Nuxoll
Robyn Olnes
Abbie Parker
Dick & Susie Parrish
Nicole Patterson
Linda Perez
Jill Perl
Ann Peterson

Christine Pickford
Kathy Pidjeon
Mindy Plumlee
Rhonda Pollock
Kristin Prieur
Georgiann Raimondi
Brooke Ramstad
Vera Rasmussen
Carol Reagan
Jill Reed
Marjorie Reedy
Sue Reents
Marline Rennels
Jan Riener
Julie Riley
Alicia Ritter
Bron Roberts
Linda Rodda
Diane Ronayne
Andrea Roope
Amy Rustad
Suzy Ryder
Aleta Sales-Pottenger
Jennifer Sampson
Melinda Sander
Ann Sandven
Satz Asbury Family Foundation
Beth Schattin
Deanna Schmidt
Stella Schneider
Elke Scholl
Joy Schweitzer
Kathy Scott
Jan Scripps
Judy Secrist
Marian Shaw
Sara Shepard
Linda Shoebridge
Marilyn Shuler
Cathy Silak
Laura Simic
Penny Simons
Carroll Sims
Kristin Hoff Sinclair
Stacy Slattery
Christine Smith
Jo-Anne Smith
Michael & Susan Smith
June Smith
Heidi Smith
Sara Smith
Celinda Snyder
Gerry Soule
Myrna Stahman
Christine Steele
Janice Stevenor Dale
Lisa Stevenson
Dottie Stimpson
Yvonne Swanstrom
Jean Thomas
Jan Treadway
Jena Vasconcellos
Nancy Vinsonhaler
Debbie Wachtell
Janea Walker
Christine Ward
Mikel Ward
Paula Warren
Lynn Wearden
Tara Wensel
Graham & Donna Wetherley
Stephanie White
Whitney Foundation (The)
Gayle Wilde
Colleen Willoughby
Jacquelyn Wilson
Janelle Wise
Susan Wishney
Gini Woolley
Shawn Del Ysursa

If you have any questions, please email us at information@iwcfboise.org.