Legacy Society

In 1988, our founding year, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint received its first major bequest from the estate of Ivan and Dorothy MacArthur. Ivan was a successful real estate developer and he and his wife were faithful patrons of the Flint Institute of Music. Their gift is a testament to the power of endowment, and we are honored to steward their legacy, along with others who care so deeply for Flint and Genesee County.

The Legacy Society recognizes those donors who have named the Community Foundation in their estate plan or have created a life income gift to the Foundation. To be a part of the Legacy Society, all you need to do is let us know about your intention to include the Community Foundation in your will or estate plan. By letting us know, we can better carry out your charitable intentions.

Legacy Society Members

  • Kathryn Ruth Adamson
  • Eric Allen
  • Dr. Joseph and Carol Batdorf
  • Jane M. Bingham
  • James and Dorothea Bolton
  • Herbert and Dorothy Booth
  • Philip and Sally Braun
  • Robert and Bessie Breeden
  • Caleb Calkins
  • Jim and Kathy Cheek
  • Carl Conner
  • G. Allen and Adabeth Cook
  • William E. and Pamela M. Costabile
  • Kurtis and Deborah Dunckel
  • Wallace Eaton
  • Alan J. Ferrari
  • Raymond and Elizabeth Finley
  • H. Halladay Flynn and Jean Craig Flynn
  • Eric and Lauren Gasper
  • Gary and Kathleen Haggart
  • Jack and Lily Hamady
  • Willie and Wanda Harden
  • Mark and Kathi Horton
  • Ja'Nel and Phaejare Jamerson
  • Timothy and Linda Knecht
  • Joel and Sonya LaGore
  • Roy Lahring
  • Donald Lee
  • Ivan and Dorothy MacArthur
  • Patrick J. and Terese M. McGuire
  • Mark and Rebecca Miller
  • Kathryn and William Moeller
  • Lawrence E. and Valaria Moon
  • Gary Oberlin
  • M. Harry and Wanda Piper
  • William and Joyce Piper
  • Nicholas and Donna Popa
  • Frances J. Price
  • Dorothy Reynolds
  • Steve and Kendra Reynolds
  • James and Nancy Ricker
  • Grayce Scholt
  • Philip W. and T. Ardele Shaltz
  • James Somers
  • Edith Prunty Spencer
  • Shelley Spivak
  • Sherri E. Stephens
  • Ernelle Taylor
  • Dr. Jack and Virginia Thompson
  • Dr. Allen F. Turcke
  • Dr. Erick and Gloria Van Duyne
  • Kim and Ginger Virkler
  • Shannon E. White

Legacy Society Profiles

Steve & Kendra ReynoldsDr. Kendra Reynolds never had a Plan B. Her essay, at age of 13, detailed her desires to become a veterinarian. She followed through, graduated from Clio High School, attended Michigan State University, and returned home to practice her calling.

Read Kendra Reynold's Story


Edith Prunty SpencerEdith Prunty Spencer loves Flint and takes great pride in her city. She and her husband, J. Merrill Spencer, operated the House of Spencer Mortuary in Flint for over 40 years. Edith is preserving her family’s legacy with a gift that will support the field of education.

Read Edith Prunty Spencer's Story


Eric and Lauren GasperEric and Lauren Gasper live in Flushing and are committed to their hometown. Eric is a professional advisor who leads by example through his philanthropic giving. The Gasper’s planned gift will benefit the community they love … Flushing.


Mark MillerMark Miller, General Motors Executive, and Community Foundation Trustee, recalls growing up in the kind of neighborhood that everyone refers to today as “a village.” It was a place and time when borrowing a cup of sugar was the norm, neighbors and cared for neighbors.

Read Mark Miller's Story