Kelly Blanks, Chief Philanthropy Officer
Developing a charitable plan that takes into account your client's financial and charitable needs is no small task. As a professional advisor, the opportunity you have to help your clients achieve their philanthropic goals is both a privilege and a challenge. We want to be a resource for you as well as a philanthropic partner for your clients.

If any of your clients are considering year end charitable giving, please keep the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia in mind. We're here for you.

Their tax deductible gift can start a donor advised fund or scholarship fund in their name. 

Or, it could benefit one of these existing Community Investment Funds and help the Community Foundation respond to critical needs in the community:

               The Child and Youth Development / Education Fund
               The Poverty Relief Fund
               The Health, Mental Health and Aging Fund
               The Military Personnel and their Families Fund
               Healthy Kids

Another idea would be to make an IRA rollover gift, which can support the Community Foundation’s work in our community, or seed the creation of a new scholarship fund or field of interest fund, or add to one of the Community Investment Funds listed above. As you know, an IRA rollover gift would not be included in your client’s taxable income for the year and will qualify for their required minimum distribution. To learn more,
we have compiled a set of FAQ’s about IRA charitable rollover gifts, for your information. 

We are here as a resource for you and your clients’ charitable giving needs. Speaking of resources, here is a link to our Year End Giving Guide full of helpful tips and estimated timelines.

If you or a client would like to learn more about the Community Foundation, please call me at 703.879.7636 or email me at I’d be happy to answer your questions, hop on a call with you, or come to your office.