The Marion M. Isaacs Legacy Circle

Investing in the Future of our Community

Named for leader and philanthropist, Marion M. Isaacs, in honor of her life of service to the people of our community, the Legacy Circle encompasses all people who wish to create a legacy that will last forever and benefit our region in perpetuity. Individuals who include the Scranton Area Community Foundation in a will or planned gift, will become part of the Legacy Circle. Planned giving allows donors to create a legacy that will support the agencies and causes that are important to them for generations to come. The Foundation's knowledge of local needs and the philanthropic vehicles offered by the Foundation makes it easy for donors to establish a permanent fund to benefit our region forever.

  • Richard S. Bishop, Esq.
  • Jeanne Bovard
  • Austin & Maryanne Burke
  • William J. Calpin, Jr.
  • Susan O. Calpin
  • Rita Koppelman Dinner
  • Dr. Robert J. Donovan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Matthew F. Flynn
  • Eleanore Ginader
  • Judith O. Graziano
  • Christopher J. Kelly
  • The Keisling Family
  • Mary Kopa
  • Julia A. Laird
  • The Robert N. Lettieri Family
  • Peter & Lorine Lemoncelli
  • Monsignor Andrew Joseph McGowan
  • Sally & Richard Marquardt
  • Joann Monahan
  • Lena Pacino
  • James W. Reid, Esq.
  • Kenneth & Letha Reinheimer
  • Dr. Steven & Sara Rosenthal
  • James F. Swift
  • Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D.

THE MARION M. ISAACS LEGACY CIRCLE

Tell the Story of Your Lifetime

The Scranton Area Community Foundation's Marion M. Isaacs Legacy Circle was established to encourage donors in the community to give back to our region through gifts which carry out their charitable purposes. The Legacy Circle consists of individuals who have named the Scranton Area Community Foundation, or one of the many charitable funds it manages, as a beneficiary of a planned or deferred gift. Over the years, hundreds of individuals have partnered with the Scranton Area Community Foundation to create a fund that will benefit our community forever. Each of these funds tells the story of the donor's life and informs future generations about the initiatives and causes that mattered most to that donor. Anyone can join the Legacy Circle. There is no minimum gift amount required to be a member.


Who was Marion M. Isaacs?

Marion M. Isaacs was a leader and philanthropist in Lackawanna County throughout her lifetime. She served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Scranton Area Community Foundation from the Foundation's inception until the end of her life. The Marion M. Isaacs Legacy Circle is named in her memory in honor of her excellence in service to foster the well-being of the people of the Scranton area.


What is the purpose of the Marion M. Isaacs Legacy Circle?

The Legacy Circle is meant to encompass any and all who wish to leave a legacy for the future of their family and their community, and to assure that their own life's efforts will continue to make a positive impact. Most importantly, by partnering with the Scranton Area Community Foundation, individuals can be confident that their legacy will be carried out according to their wishes.


What is a planned gift and how does it work?

The planned gift can be made as a bequest to the Scranton Area Community Foundation under a donor's will or trust, by naming the Scranton Area Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy, through an IRA rollover, or by the donor establishing a charitable remainder trust during his or her lifetime.


What do I have to do to join?

All that is required is for an individual to make a planned gift naming the Scranton Area Community Foundation as a beneficiary and informing the Foundation of the gift by submitting a designation information notice.


Where do I get a designation information notice?

The Scranton Area Foundation Marion M. Isaacs Legacy Circle designation notices are available at the Foundation's office as well as the offices of many Lackawanna County attorneys and financial planners.


Who can be a part of the Marion M. Isaac's Legacy Circle?

Anyone can join. There is no minimum gift amount required to be a member. All that is required is for an individual to make a planned gift naming the Scranton Area Community Foundation as a beneficiary and informing the Foundation of the gift by submitting the designation information notice. It is not necessary to disclose the amount of the gift.


Is there a minimum gift amount required to be a member?

No. There is no minimum gift amount required to be a member.


Will anyone know that I am a member?

All members of the Scranton Area Community Foundation's Marion M. Isaacs Legacy Circle will be listed in our publications (unless they wish to remain anonymous) and invited to selected events sponsored by the Foundation. For individuals who wish to remain anonymous, simply informing the Foundation of that preference will ensure that the privacy of Legacy Circle members will be respected.


Do I need to disclose the amount of the gift?

No. It is not necessary to disclose the amount of the gift.



The Scranton Area Community Foundation will be happy to discuss any planned or deferred gift you wish to make at your convenience. We would be delighted to welcome you as a member in this new organization.

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