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Donor Stories

Every charitable fund within the Community Foundation has a unique story. We invite you to learn more about why and how our donors chose to create the following funds.

The late Alphonso “Al” and Rachel Boxley, parents of our former Board member Al Boxley III, established this field-of-interest fund through a $40,000 estate gift following Al’s passing on July 28, 2002. He was preceded in death by Rachel, his wife of 68 year. It was Al’s wish that the Community Foundation utilize his estate gift
The MaDee Project was established in 2010 in memory of MaDee Nicole Boxler, sister of our Board member Abby Arey. MaDee battled pediatric cancer from 2008-2010 and it was her strong spirit while battling this disease that became the inspiration of this project. Since its beginning in 2010, The MaDee Project has received referrals from