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to give back to the community but are unfamiliar with worthy causes that exist or unsure how they want to direct their planned giving. We can work with donors and their estate planning attorneys to help them establish a legacy of support for phi- lanthropy in Morgan Hill.” “We keep in touch with our donors and in some cases, help them with what their investment strategy might look like for estate planning,” Whelan added. “Donors come to us wanting to establish a living leg- acy, grant fund or scholarship fund through an endowment that grants out year after year. Some want to donate to a focus area, like the arts. Others want to set up a schol- arship fund in their family name. Still others prefer to choose a particular non-profit to support. They often come to us for sugges- tions on how their donation can best impact the community, and we can help.” Nominate a “Home Town Hero” Each year the Foundation holds its annual philanthropy event in November, which is National Philanthropy Month. The event The 2015 Philanthropy Night Celebration has been scheduled for November 13th at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. The deadline for nominations for non-profit honorees is September 11th. Nominations, sponsorships and donations may be sent to amy.whelan@morganhillcf.org. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 gmhtoday.com 23