Future Society Remembers Betsy Rich, a Visionary Donor

Jul 23, 2018

Jack & Betsy Rich’s legacy will help meet Fairfield County’s evolving needs now & forever.

For five decades, Betsy and Jack Rich served Stamford’s schools, churches and other organizations. Betsy was also an instrumental leader of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. Their dedication made such a powerful impression that their friends honored them by establishing a charitable fund at the Community Foundation.

Touched and inspired, Betsy wanted to leverage the impact of The Betsy and Jack Rich Legacy Fund. She partnered with experienced Community Foundation staff to explore ways she could put her assets to work. By making the fund the beneficiary of her IRA, Betsy could give generously in the future while maintaining her current lifestyle. For this commitment, she is recognized in the Future Society.

“There are many ways to give back using different types of assets,” says Nancy Tartaglia, FCCF’s Director of Gift Planning. IRA assets can also be used for current gifts to reduce taxable income for those age 70 ½ and older.

Now and forever, Betsy’s gift will make an impact for the region’s evolving needs – continuing her life’s work of serving the community’s greater good.