Dave and Carol Anderson moved to Loveland from Indianapolis in 2004 following Dave’s retirement from Elanco Animal Health R&D and Carol’s retirement from speech therapy. The move allowed them to be closer to Carol’s family in Cheyenne while also being a part of the Loveland sculpture community. They enjoy spending time at their cabin in Estes Park, which doubles as Dave’s sculpture studio. Carol has been an active volunteer with the Northern Colorado Quilter’s Association and Elder Care, and both have volunteered with their HOAs in Loveland and Estes Park.

Why did you establish a Donor Advised fund at the Community Foundation?

We were made aware of the Community Foundation when updating our estate plan with attorney Jan Lord of Berthoud. Giving back has been an important part of our retirement and estate planning, and the Community Foundation helps us organize that giving. The exceptional dedication to the local community by business acquaintances who are connected with the Foundation (Jim Sprout, Jan Lord, Peter Scott, and others) was also important in our decision.

What services does the Community Foundation offer to your family and your fund?

Establishing a Donor Advised fund allowed us to transfer appreciated stock to the Fund, helping our donation dollar go further. The Community Foundation’s online portal makes donation record keeping simple and accurate.

Why would you encourage others to establish a fund or learn more about the Community Foundation’s services?

We all need to support our local community in any way we are able. The Community Foundation has put us in touch with local organizations that are trying to make Northern Colorado a better place to live. Groups like Loveland Generations, House of Neighborly Service, Project Self-Sufficiency, Food Bank of Larimer County, and others have been brought to our attention.

What value does the Community Foundation bring to our region?

The Community Foundation makes us aware of local needs and sponsors programs that help us understand giving and the importance of legacy to the next generations of our family.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with community members and potential donors?

The Foundation staff are an exceptional group of individuals devoted to serving the community and helping all of us who are members of the Community Foundation family meet our goals.