The Will County Community Foundation’s professional advisor event brought Marshall Field V, the great-great grandson of merchandising king Marshall Field, to where Mayor Roger Claar welcomed him.
Ed Dollinger, founding director of The Will County Community Foundation and chairman of the Professional Advisor Council, introduced Marshall Field V to the guests at the April 27 luncheon.
Dollinger noted that there was confusion among the advisor community regarding private family foundations, donor-advised funds and the community foundation’s role.
After meeting Marshall Field V at an event at The Chicago Community Trust, Dollinger knew that Marshall Field V could share his personal experience with The Will County Community Foundation’s advisor community and educate them about Donor-Advised Endowment Funds that are unique to Community Foundations.
“I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time,” Field said, “because I had the pleasure of being on the board of The Chicago Community Trust and worked with some people to start the Lake County Community Foundation. You are what six years old…you are young. It is great to see so many people in one room supporting the Foundation. It is wonderful.”
The guests were from Frankfort, University Park, Romeoville, Crest Hill, Bolingbrook, Joliet, and Channahon reflecting the geographic reach of The Will County Community Foundation. CPA’s, financial planners, attorneys, nonprofits, community leaders and individuals with giving hearts gathered to learn more about Donor-Advised Endowment Funds and The Will County Community Foundation.
In 2006, The Chicago Community Trust partnered with local community leaders to form The Will County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust.
For more information about The Will County Community Foundation visit www.willcountycf.org or call Michael Trench, the executive director, at (815) 744-9223.