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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact by giving to ICF.

  • Eliminating the Burden of a Private FoundationEliminating the Burden of a Private Foundation
    When Beverly Bistline passed away and left the majority of her sizeable estate to the F.M. and Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation, board members terminated the foundation and used assets to create an ICF fund.

  • Making a Difference in PerpetuityMaking a Difference in Perpetuity
    Marcia Wing and Gregory Garlick are big believers in permanent endowments that allow them to forever support Idaho causes and nonprofits. Their endowment funds are named beneficiaries in their estate plans.

  • Finding Comfort in Prudent ManagementFinding Comfort in Prudent Management
    Ron Graves and Diane Plastino Graves are utilizing ICF to support several of their favorite charities because they appreciate the oversight and investment management of ICF's Board of Directors and staff.

  • Family ValuesFamily Values
    Before her passing, Barbara Troxell established four different endowment funds, each reflecting a unique aspect of her family's charitable interests.

  • Beautifying Idaho through an ICF donor advised fundBeautifying Idaho through an ICF donor advised fund
    When the Ifft family sold their newspaper interests in 1984, Nick and Sara Ifft established a private foundation to benefit projects in southeast Idaho...

  • Endowing Idaho's youthEndowing Idaho's youth
    In 2000, Boise philanthropist Gladys E. Langroise was responsible for creating ICF's largest endowed fund ever — a $15 million bequest that benefits health, education and

  • Giving Back, the Giving Back, the "Chesbro Heritage"
    One of Idaho's most successful family owned music establishments, Chesbro Music Co., celebrated 101 years in business in 2012. Chesbro Music's Chief Executive Officer Vanetta Chesbro Wilson...

  • Millionaire miser leaves fortune to Bonner County nonprofitsMillionaire miser leaves fortune to Bonner County nonprofits
    With a population of less than 700 people, everyone in the town of Kootenai in Bonner County tends to know each other. It was no different with Dorothy Adler, who moved to


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