Now retired, Cynthia and her husband, Frank, are fund holders at the Community Foundation. Even post-career, they continue to make a profound impact for the elderly and individuals with disabilities through charitable giving. Through their fund, Cynthia and Frank dedicate $100,000 per year to causes they care about. The Leibrocks’ philanthropy has financed the retrofitting of hundreds of houses to keep individuals in their homes and helped train thousands of young architects and designers on universal design. “Then, when we die, we’ve put the Foundation as our sole beneficiary,” says Cynthia. “The fund will end up generating about $500,000 per year to support home healthcare and accessible design.”
Reflecting on her rich, 40-year career Cynthia seems as pleased by the impact of her philanthropy as the impact of her many professional achievements.
“I think that’s one of the big contributions the Community Foundation is making. They support people who have a sense of purpose and help show them a way to finance their dreams and make a difference with the resources they have. I couldn’t have done any of this if I hadn’t started this fund through the Community Foundation so many years ago.”
The Foundation is honored to continue the Leibrocks’ inspirational legacy for years to come. The thousands of individuals impacted by their work, and the thousands who will benefit in the future are an incredible testament to the power of philanthropy.