Donor Stories

Journeys in giving can start anywhere. We love to share stories from donors who partnered with the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville to develop their path for charitable giving. Our job is to guide you on the path to philanthropy. We help donors find direction to smart, approachable paths towards strategic giving.

Live Every Day as a Hero

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By Wayne OlsonWhat would it be like to live every day knowing you are a hero? Not just one day or a day every once in...
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Improve Your Impact Through Planned Giving

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Improve Your Impact Through Planned GivingBy Wayne OlsonWhen people think about fundraising, they often turn to events such as balls, galas, walks or runs. While these...
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The Path To Personal Stewardship


My inspiration for ‘giving back’ to the community comes from the many needs I see every day in and around the Greater Huntsville area.  Seeing these...
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A Legacy Of Sharing


A legacy of sharing is one of our multi-generational family goals.  It began with Patty’s mother, a pioneer in public school financial management education. It’s rooted...
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Creating Smart Solutions


The Huntsville area provides a great quality of life, particularly for those dedicated to the arts and education. My husband John and I wanted to provide...
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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...
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Streamlining Our Philanthropy


It is our moral and social responsibility to be active participants and supporters of our community. The Huntsville community has been great to my family and...
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Impact Through Connections


Supporting organizations that impact and enrich Huntsville and Madison County gives donors a better sense of community. The Community Foundation helps each of us reach our...
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Leading Change Through Giving


There is a great sense of fulfillment that comes with knowing that when I had a chance to make a difference, I took that step. My...
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Funding Our Passion


My siblings and I are proof of what education can do to propel a family forward. My learning experience shaped me and made education my lifelong...
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