About

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About

here for you, here for the community, here forever

Our mission is to improve the region's quality of life through the power of philanthropy. We do this by offering individuals, families, and business the most effective charitable giving tools available in the marketplace today. We combine our offerings with unparalleled expertise in the areas of philanthropic planning, nonprofit sector issues, community priorities, and social impact culture dynamics that are driving human progress in the modern era.

Founded in 1998, the Greater Black Point Community Foundation is honored to work with hundreds of donors to achieve their dreams for making Greater Black Point an even better place to live for everyone. 

 
 

OUR STAFF

Elizabeth Bennette - CEO
ebennette@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-7654

 Don Lius - VP Donor Services dlius@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-0987

Don Lius - VP Donor Services
dlius@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-0987

 William Bowen - VP Program wbowen@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-4537

William Bowen - VP Program
wbowen@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-4537

 Nan Howard - CFO nhoward@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-2897

Nan Howard - CFO
nhoward@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-2897

 Donnie Roberts - Director Program droberts@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-2786

Donnie Roberts - Director Program
droberts@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-2786

 Mary Jones - Director Marketing mjones@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-7690

Mary Jones - Director Marketing
mjones@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-7690

 Jose Bennett - Staff Accountant jbennett@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-3i21

Jose Bennett - Staff Accountant
jbennett@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-3i21

 Bob Wilson - Executive Assistant bwilson@gbpointfoundation.org 508-987-9876

Bob Wilson - Executive Assistant
bwilson@gbpointfoundation.org
508-987-9876

board of directors

Elizabeth Bennette

CEO, Greater Black Point Community Foundation

 Roger Backstrom, Chair  Founder & CEO, Infinity Technology Partners

Roger Backstrom, Chair

Founder & CEO, Infinity Technology Partners

 Alex Majors, Vice Chair  President, Land & Sea Venture Group

Alex Majors, Vice Chair

President, Land & Sea Venture Group

 Christia Himmel, Secretary/Treasurer  Community Volunteer

Christia Himmel, Secretary/Treasurer

Community Volunteer

 Alex Hill  Partner, Virtual Reality Productions

Alex Hill

Partner, Virtual Reality Productions

 Karina Howey  CEO, One Celebrations Media Group

Karina Howey

CEO, One Celebrations Media Group

 Lester Milbank  Retired Managing Partner, Milbank Maxey & Forbes LLP

Lester Milbank

Retired Managing Partner, Milbank Maxey & Forbes LLP

 Winston Wilson  Anchor, BPTV Channel 17

Winston Wilson

Anchor, BPTV Channel 17

FiNANCIALS

We invite you to view our online Annual Report to get to know us better. In this report, you will find key stats and a listing of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses to support the causes they love the most.

FAST FACTS

  • Established in 1998
  • 256 funds, including 187 donor-advised funds, 24 field of interest funds, 15 designated funds, 10 scholarship funds, 1 memorial fund, 10 corporate funds, and 9 endowments
  • $85,248,317 in total assets
  • $13,639,680 in total grants distributed from funds in 2016, with 82% of grants distributed in support of nonprofits in the Greater Black Point region 

FAQs

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION? 

We are so glad you asked! View our video to find out everything you need to know. 

IF WE MOVE AWAY FROM THE GREATER BLACK POINT AREA, WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR FUND? 

We know you love Greater Black Point as much as we do! We also know that change is a constant in everyone's lives. If changes in your life take you away from our region, we will miss you! But your fund is still as flexible as it ever was. You can continue to make grant recommendations to any nonprofit of your choice, whether in the Greater Black Point area or anywhere else in the United States. 

OUR ANNUAL REPORT

a very special report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report, showcasing the power of philanthropy in our region and capturing our financial results through December 2016.

This time, our Annual Report includes a special section featuring social impact and emerging philanthropists. We are thrilled to engage those of you who are part of the next generation of our region's leaders. We know you're doing lots of good for Greater Black Point through volunteering, recycling, serving on boards, sharing with colleagues in need, celebrating at community events, and caring about your own health and wellness.   

You'll be captivated by the vivid images and compelling stories on the pages of this dynamic and forward-thinking publication. Enjoy!