Questions to Get Started
Make a difference in your community, now and forever.
To get started with creating a fund with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, there are a few things you might consider in order to make sure your fund is a true reflection of your goals.
- WHAT ARE YOUR CHARITABLE GOALS?
Whether you wish to establish a personal legacy, a tradition of family giving, or a memorial to honor someone special, the PACF can help you meet your charitable goals. Are you wanting to support a specific cause or do you want your impact to be broad and flexible?
- DO YOU WANT IMMEDIATE OR LONG-TERM IMPACT?
Primarily, the Foundation works to build endowment funds for the community. An endowment is a permanent fund in which the principal always remains intact and invested, forever. Annually, grants or scholarships are awarded from a portion of the fund's earnings.
- WHAT WILL YOU GIVE AND WHEN?
Whether you make a gift now or a planned gift later, the PACF offers flexibility in fulfilling your charitable goals while addressing your unique financial circumstances. The Foundation can work with your of your financial advisor to discuss gift options.