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Braylon Meade Memorial Scholarship

Braylon Meade Memorial Scholarship

“A lesson that’s come out of this is just how much he touched others’ lives. And if we can lift up three other teenagers each year, then we can do more to sustain his legacy than we could have ever hoped to do.”

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Dr. John Whitener: An Optometry Officer and a Gentleman

Dr. John Whitener

Sixty years ago, John checked “no” when asked about “homosexual tendencies.” Today, John’s scholarship empowers Arlington students to proudly check “yes” when asked about LGBTQ+ involvement.

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The Power of Printers and Instant Pots: Extraordinary in the “Ordinary”

Doorways and ECDC

Sometimes extraordinary impact is made in the most “ordinary” of ways.

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7 Big Moments in 2022: Celebrations, Legacies, and Community

Image showing highlights in 2022

$600K in scholarships, living legacies, celebrations, STEM Fellows, and more, make 2022 a year for the books!

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October 2022 Professional Advisor News

October 2022 Professional Advisor News

As we begin the 4th quarter, we are beginning to field more questions about charitable giving and year-end tax planning. We are always happy to join you for “lay of the land” conversations.

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Love, Legislation, and Legacy: Jeanne and Joe

Jeanne and Joe

For Jeanne and Joe, their top priority is “for the fund to support programs and policies that ensure safe, stable, affordable housing where Arlington seniors can thrive.” 

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Arlington’s Guarantee One Year Anniversary Panel Talk

Register for the Arlingtons Guarantee 1 year anniversary webinar

Tuesday, September 13 at 11 AM, hear from our team and partners about the progress of our guaranteed income pilot, hear about participants’ experiences so far, and more.

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August 2022 Professional Advisor News

August 2022 PA News

This month we’re featuring important reminders about bequests, legislative updates, a look ahead to 2026, and food for thought as you build client plans.

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July 2022 Professional Advisor News: Millennial Giving, SECURE 2.0, and More

July 2022 Professional Advisor News

Tax planning strategies for your younger clients, benefits of collaborating with the Community Foundation, and a quick reminder of why the SECURE 2.0 Act is on our radar.

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Arlington Students Making a Difference: Scholarship and Philanthropy Stories

Finding strength in challenges, youth philanthropy, equity in after-school programs, and celebrating scholars.

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Finding Strength in Challenges: Tony Young and Zoè Davis

Tony Young and Zoe Davis

Tony Young was a lifelong disability advocate. After he passed, his wife Kathy Cameron started a scholarship fund in his name. Zoè Davis is the 2022 recipient.

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Arlington Youth Philanthropy Initiative: A Year in Review

AYPI

The Arlington Youth Philanthropy Initiative (AYPI) has been an unforgettable experience where I had the opportunity to work with motivated and hard-working students from all grade levels.

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Celebrating $600K in Scholarships

For the first time since 2019, scholarship recipients were celebrated at an in-person awards ceremony and reception at Kenmore Middle School.

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Equity in After-School Activities

After-school programs

Because after-school programs are fee-based, many Arlington families simply cannot afford to enroll their children. Here’s what we can do.

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June 2022 Professional Advisor News

June 2022 PA News

As global and national events continue to remind us about what’s really important, our board of directors and staff remain deeply and increasingly committed to deploying the power of giving to create positive change in the world.

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2022 Poverty Information in Arlington

The New statistics on poverty in Arlington

The federal poverty level is a relic set in the 1960s based predominantly on food costs. It does not take into account other costs such as housing, child care, and health care. Here are the newest figures on poverty in Arlington.

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Barcroft Apartments Redevelopment: Opportunities and a Call to Action

Barcroft Apartments: An opportunity to keep Arlington inclusive

Market dynamics and the scale of the site create considerable challenges for achieving the promised continuation of residency for all current tenants moving forward.

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152 Barcroft Elementary students get after-school support

Barcroft

It is well-documented that students who participate in after-school activities have higher grades, are more engaged, and feel belonging.

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May 2022 Professional Advisor News: QCDs, NIMCRUTs, and Expectations

May 2022 Professional Advisor News

This month, our newsletter is focused on tax and legal matters. We know that potential legislative changes like the Secure Act 2.0, charitable giving vehicles, and even cautionary tales.

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Professional Advisor News: April 2022

Professional advisor news

Changing landscapes and priorities in charitable giving, SECURE Act 2.0, budgetary mixed bags, and more.

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