Through the eyes of our Donors – Rodney & Linda

27th February 2019

Personal philanthropy inspired by professional experience

We work closely with a number of generous donors that want to give back to their local communities and support causes that they are passionate about.

This is Rodney & Linda’s story:

Prior to retirement, Rodney advised clients on how to manage their money, including advice on charitable giving. Linda spent much of her teaching career supporting children with special needs, many of whom also had major family issues. They now use what they learnt during their careers in their work with the Foundation.

By working with the Foundation, we do not have the burden and costs of compliance with the Charity Commission had we set up our own charitable trust.

We have visited projects and had huge support from the Foundation’s team who source and assess applications for us to consider and have introduced us to fellow philanthropists. We have made some exciting grants, learned a lot and uncovered the hidden Surrey behind the wealthy exterior.

Rodney and Linda have their own fund with the Foundation that focuses on their interests and that allows them to be as involved as they wish. We asked them how philanthropy has changed their lives.

It is something we can do together, without committing large amounts of our time. We have learned that it doesn’t take a huge amount of money to make a difference. You can share the joy of giving with your family whilst minimising the legal and financial responsibility associated with charitable giving.

By giving locally through the Foundation, we have the privilege of supporting needs we would not otherwise have known about.

You can read more about Rodney and Linda’s giving with us in our Philanthropy Brochure.

Image: Home-Start Surrey, supported by Rodney and Linda