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The Ann Stratton Fund

Ann made sure that the care she had for the community she loved would continue after her death.  She provided in her will for one-third of her current estate to be given to the Community Foundation in order to meet current and emerging needs in our area.  Her gift of more than $9.5 million is the largest in the Foundation’s history.  Ann stated that she chose not to place any restrictions on her gift in order to provide the Foundation the greatest flexibility in meeting critical needs as they arose -- such was her independent spirit. Ann made an impact in life.  She also made an impact in death.  She faced death with the quiet grace of one who knew that she had lived her life without regret.  The Community Foundation is honored to be a steward of this remarkable woman’s legacy.