Enyart, Doyle & Daniels Fund
Since its inception in 1993, The Community Foundation of Central Georgia has advised potential donors about ways of giving that meet the donors’ needs. Often, donors are interested in one or two causes that they have supported throughout adulthood. Perhaps they inherit that interest from a parent or spouse and want to carry it forward in memory of a loved one. Occasionally, donors like
While Jeanie Enyart did not have a specific cause that she wanted to support every year, she was looking for a flexible way of giving to their community where they live, realizing that needs may change over time, and she also hoped to teach her daughter about the joys of philanthropy.
At the time she began the Fund, Jeanie’s daughter, Sarah, was finishing her master’s degree and Jeanie felt that one of the most important things she needed to learn was how to give back. “You’re never going to see this money,” Jeanie told Sarah. “But your name is on it.” So began a gift not only to the community but to her daughter, in ways that neither might have imagined earlier. “Lots of things you give to immediately,” Jeanie told Sarah. “This isn’t instead of that. It’s in addition.”
With their family fund, Jeanie can name her successor advisors. “Long after I’m gone,” Jeanie said, “Sarah will be the advisor, and then she can pass it on to her children.”
Future generations will learn the joys of philanthropy, thanks to the vision and generosity of a woman who decided that the best way to teach philanthropy was to practice it.