Stories & Events

  • What is a Community Foundation? January 6, 2021 - Webinar, Tuesday 1/19 at Noon —We are often asked, “What does a community foundation do?” Join Marcelle Epley, LBCF President & CEO during this 30-minute webinar, she will cover the foundation’s mission and vision, who is eligible to receive grant

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  • Education is Our Top Priority December 3, 2020 - A message from LBCF grantee, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach It has been an incredibly difficult year for our country and especially our community. When the pandemic hit Long Beach and the city and schools shut down,

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  • How to Include Charity in Your Estate Plan Webinar October 21, 2020 - Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar, “How to include Charity in Your Estate Plan,” hosted by Long Beach Community Foundation President & CEO Marcelle Epley, and special guest local Trust Attorney Greg Burnight. This

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  • Donor Advised Funds vs. Family Foundations – Webinar Series October 2, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 3 – Donor Advised Funds vs. Family Foundations Topics discussed include: About the Long Beach Community Foundation Why is

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  • 2020 State of the Foundation October 1, 2020 - On October 1, 2020 the Long Beach Community Foundation hosted its Annual State of the Foundation event. This year it was virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 100 Long Beach community members attended in honoring local philanthropists Tom Shadden and

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  • Donating Appreciated Assets into a Donor Advised Fund – Webinar Series September 2, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 2 – Donating Appreciated Assets into a Donor Advised Fund Topics discussed include: About Long Beach Community Foundation Quick

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  • Long Beach Community Foundation Awards Safely Surrendered Children College Scholarship August 20, 2020 - If you’ve had the opportunity to talk to former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Don Knabe about the Safe Surrender Scholarship Fund you will quickly sense how heartfelt and passionate he is about this part of his legacy. In 2014 he brought

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  • An Introduction to Donor Advised Funds – Webinar Series August 6, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 1 – An Introduction to Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) Topics discussed include: About Long Beach Community Foundation 2019 Charitable

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  • Flexibility and Adaptation – Keys to Quarantine Survival and Success July 14, 2020 - The global coronavirus pandemic crisis was first recognized in Long Beach mid-March 2020.  Although countries in Europe and Asia experienced the pandemic before us, the awareness and significance on our community weren’t fully realized until just before the end of the first

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  • Image of Long Beach CA showing the building skyline palm trees and the Long Beach Harbor 3 Reasons to Choose a Community Foundation for Your Donor Advised Fund March 6, 2020 - Today’s charitable giving landscape is diverse with a variety of options to help maximize your giving while practicing tax-smart philanthropy. In 2018 contributions to donor advised funds, which have existed in the US since 1914, totaled $37.12 billion and are

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  • Woman with arms around a young girl who is holding a cat. All three are looking out a window and we see them from the back. How Flexible Funding Can Create Stability and Prevent Homelessness December 23, 2019 - {Written by Interval House – one of Long Beach Community Foundation’s Community Impact grant recipients} Interval House is the largest provider of rental assistance programming in Long Beach; working to ensure housing stability for the community’s most vulnerable. Celebrating its

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  • Large group of people sitting at a long table outside. There is many plates and glasses of beer and wine on the table. Ways to Talk About Charitable Giving with Family and Friends November 26, 2019 - For many families, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions. Maybe it’s serving a traditional turkey meal or each person sharing what they are most thankful for. This season is also traditionally known for charity, so the Long Beach Community Foundation

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  • The Who, What, and How of Estate Planning October 23, 2019 - Before taking a vacation you carefully pack your bags to ensure you have everything you need. Packing often requires planning or making a list. With planning, you can make sure you don’t forget something important – such as shoes, personal

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  • Attend a Free Wills & Trusts Presentation September 27, 2019 - PROTECT  AND PROVIDE FOR THOSE  YOU LOVE WITH A NEW OR UPDATED ESTATE PLAN The Long Beach Community Foundation is pleased to invite you to a free Wills and Trusts presentation. These presentations, led by trusted, local estate planning attorneys,

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  • Image of 19 people holding a large check for $100,000. in the background there are 4 flags. LBCF’s $100,000 Impact Celebration September 19, 2019 - We celebrated LBCF’s $100,000 impact to local nonprofits, given mainly through LBCF’s Community Impact Fund. These nonprofits are moving the needle on housing and homeless issues, poverty, education, youth development, and mental health issues facing the greater Long Beach community.

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