Lawrence County Community Foundation - Be a Philanthropist   

“We think of  a philanthropist
as someone who donates big sums of money,
yet the word literally means ‘love of humankind.’
All of us are capable of being philanthropists.”


According to the American Heritage Dictionary, philanthropy is defined as:

1. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations. 

2. Love of humankind in general.

 Some synonyms for philanthropy are Patrons, Generous or Charity Donors, and Humanitarians

 If you have ever given your time, talent, or treasure to a good cause, you are a patron.

 If you have given as much as you could share, you are a generous donor.

 If you have given to a charity such as Habitat for Humanity, your church, the Lawrence County Community Foundation, or if you have supported the Salvation Army, you are a charity donor.

 If you have helped others in some way because they needed it you are a humanitarian.

If you have cared...
If you have given of yourself for others...
If you have put forth an effort to increase the well-being of humankind....


 The Community Foundation’s mission is to help donors with charitable intent, like you, achieve their philanthropic goals in our lifetimes and beyond.

 You may give through the Community Foundation now, or you may prefer to leave a gift in your will to the charities near and dear to your heart.  With a gift through the Community Foundation, those charities that you have supported during your lifetime will continue to receive that support through a planned gift, after your lifetime.













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