Paying It Forward: Dr. James Gilbert

Dr. James Gilbert, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., credits the instances of encouragement throughout his life with shaping his journey to who he is today. He fondly recalls the teachers who believed in him, offering words of encouragement and envisioning a bright future. This belief in his future was instrumental in propelling him forward, ultimately guiding him…

Amanda and Larry Lowe on raising a family of philanthropists, and how giving for the present and future is possible with the Compass Society

“My earliest memories of giving are from the pink offering envelopes that were ready to go ever Sunday morning that I went to church with my dad. He never did anything with huge flourish, always quietly. He was very intentional about giving regularly to our church. As Larry and I got older and became in…

Making A Lasting Impact

Our community is fortunate to have many great organizations that  improve quality of life for today and for future generations. Before we created our donor advised fund  with the Community Foundation, we donated to many nonprofits. Partnering with the Community Foundation helped us think more strategically about our philanthropic activities. In 2011 when Dynetics converted…