Legacy Fund Success Stories

Frank Brewer - Clay-Mir FoundationFrank Brewer – Clay-Mir Foundation

Family Donor Advised Fund

Frank Brewer is a bona fide local success story and a shining example of how entrepreneurial vision combined with commitment to excellence can lead to phenomenal success. Born and raised in Kimberton, Frank graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School and earned his B.A. in Marketing from Kutztown University. After college he worked selling electronic security systems for ADT. After several years of work, travel and transfers within the industry, Frank thought, “I can do this better.’’ And he did.

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John and Pat CeliiThe Celii Family

Family Donor Advised Fund

“I guess you could label our life journey as a rags-to-riches story,” summarized John. Pat quickly added, 
”We want to give back to those who are either medically challenged and/or less privileged. We all can make a positive impact in our community, either with grant making, volunteering our time…or both!”

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Harold Freeman - Harold W. & Jessie L. Freeman FoundationHarold Freeman – Harold W. & Jessie L. Freeman Foundation

Family Donor Advised Fund

Harold notes, “God puts people in my life for reasons. I unconsciously follow what God wants me to do. He sent me jewels in the form of Richard Clark, Steve Olsen, and the Community Foundation people. I look forward to our continuing journey. Thank God for His dominant presence in our lives and how He is using us to help in making His world a better place in which to live.”

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Wharton Esherick - Wharton Esherick Studio Preservation FundThe Bascom Family – Wharton Esherick Studio Preservation Fund

Nonprofit Endowment Fund

For years, Wharton Esherick’s daughter Ruth and her husband Mansfield (Bob) Bascom have served as the stewards of this very special property. They were instrumental in establishing a tax-exempt, non-profit organization to preserve and operate the site, a National Historic Landmark for Architecture, as a publicly supported historic house museum. To better assure the ongoing preservation and exhibition of the studio, the Bascoms have offered to bequeath the site to the Museum if it achieved, among other things, a professionally advised, independent endowment fund that would guarantee significant operating funds.

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Studio Preservation Fund Story

Josiah Hibberd - Josiah Hibberd Scholarship in Memory of Margeretta Durnall HibberdJosiah Hibberd – Josiah Hibberd Scholarship in Memory of Margeretta Durnall Hibberd

Scholarship Fund

During his 43 years in education, Josiah “Josh” Hibberd influenced the lives of thousands of Great Valley students. Josh was known for keeping a cluttered desk, taking students on thousands of field trips, and ceaselessly helping students. When he passed away in 2012 at age 86, he left a legacy that will reach new generations of students in perpetuity.

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