The Jan and Björn Bieneck Endowment Fund
“With one of us growing up in Sweden, we learned more about the importance of philanthropy when we settled in the United States. Americans are the most generous and charitable people in the world, often virtually enabling a community and its institutions to function - and sometimes even to exist - through charitable giving.
We decided to establish our own fund at the Community Foundation to channel support to projects and endeavors that are dear to us in the community where we live and work. When the time was right, we contacted the foundation, and Teri McNally proficiently guided us through the process.
We have always been proud of Fredericksburg’s history and realize that conserving and educating about it requires volunteer efforts and citizen support. Our hope is that grants from our fund will further improve, preserve and demonstrate Fredericksburg’s important testament to American history.”
Donor Advised Funds provide a simple, powerful and very personal approach to giving. Donors stay actively involved in suggesting uses for their gifts. Donors can recommend charities to support at any time during the year, or work with foundation staff to identify which community nonprofits are doing the best work on the issues most important to the donor.