Archive for Arts & Culture

Jonathan & Nancy Bishop Fund for Musical Opportunities for Youth

Jonathan and Nancy Bishop established this donor-advised fund in 2023 to support musical opportunities for young people. They realize the important role music has played in their lives and hope to nurture a lifelong love of music for children and youth in Guilford.

Effie Good Fund

A great philanthropist, Effie Good was a lifelong resident how loved Guilford. In 2006, an unrestricted fund was set up to support her her goal of keeping things local.

Rex Prescott Walden Fund

Rex Walden (1947 – 2022) was defined by the things he loved: his boats; travel; his dogs; everything and anything nautical; good friends; great art; all music – he played drums and a mean washboard. He was a vocalist and played the harmonica for the Crystal Palace Guard. He was an avid collector of walking sticks, and loved a good steak, an Iceberg wedge, and the oysters he harvested off Joshua Point.

Gunn-Marshall Performing Arts Diversity Fund

Gwendolyn Gunn and Norman Marshall established the Gunn-Marshall Performing Arts Diversity Fund in 2017. This is a field of interest fund that distributes grants to area non-profits within the specified focus area.

Patricia W. Jaeger Fund

Pat and Bob Jaeger established this designated fund in 2016 to provide permanent resources to support the operations of The Guilford Foundation and music programming at the library.

Guilford Art Center Endowment Fund

In 2016, with the support of a generous matching donor, the Guilford Art Center created a permanent legacy fund for the Guilford Art Center. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Guilford Foundation to create this endowment, and extremely grateful to the Eder Family Foundation for matching the funds we raise,” says Art Center Executive Director Maureen Belden. “We hope this generosity will inspire others who wish to give in this way, which will help support all of the benefits of the arts in our shoreline community.”

Eleanor Little Fund

Eleanor Little was an amazing woman. Born in 1885, she lived to the age of 100 and proved to be a highly successful career woman in an era that offered few opportunities to women. In her memory, an unrestricted fund was established to support Guilford and it’s emerging needs.

Virgil & Elizabeth McDaniel Fund

As a former president of The Guilford Foundation, Dan McDaniel established an unrestricted fund, knowing that providing most flexibility to respond to changing community needs.

Stanley Page Fund

To honor a very active community member, Stanley Page, the family established an unrestricted funds to allow the Foundation to respond to evolving community needs.

Liz Jones Fund for Art

Hugh Jones, a founding member of The Guilford Foundation, established a designated fund in honor of his wife, Liz Jones that combined her passion for painting with support for the Guilford Free Library.