attorney Ray Robison is remembering his deceased parents by giving to the
. Robison started an unrestricted fund in
the name of Ralph W. “Shorty” and Bette R. Robison, in January.
Unrestricted funds are used to make grants
for a variety of charitable purposes, explained Robison, a former member of
the Board of Directors and the Grant Committee. That means that as needs
change, funds can be redirected each year to meet them. Robison said that he
chose to set up an undesignated fund for his parents because they had
Bette Robison was a retired engineering
technician for the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and an active member
of senior citizen groups in Bedford and Mitchell. She also was a member of
the Altrusa Club of
Ralph “Shorty” Robison was a truck driver
and enjoyed outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. He passed away in
“I just thought now would be a good time to
establish that fund in honor of them,” Robison said.
A matching contribution from Lilly Endowment
Inc. will be added to the fund because of the GIFT V Challenge.
Robison said funds such as this one are in
memory of someone’s life and at the same time provide resources to touch
future lives. “It’s a way to honor my
parents and I know the money will be there forever. It will be benefiting
groups long after I’m gone,” Robison said.
“I just think it’s a nice way for people
to honor their parents and grandparents.”
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