While in the military, Dan Hayden and his wife Jane lived in many different communities. But it is with great pride that they call Perry County their home. And it is this love for their community that led the couple to creating a new fund through the Perry County Community Foundation.
“After being involved with the Perry County Community Foundation for several years, I have seen the integrity and concern this organization has for the community. I am very impressed with their values, goals and mission,” Jane said.
A few years ago, they named the Foundation in their estate plans and became part of Perry County Community Foundation’s Legacy League. “We feel we have been very blessed in our life. We felt this was an opportunity to give back in a significant manner and leave a legacy,” Jane indicated.
They had contemplated starting their own fund but never felt it was the right time. Then the Lilly Endowment GIFT VI Match Program was introduced. It was then that Dan and Jane knew it was the perfect opportunity to create a fund that would give back to the community forever. And with the match, they could increase their grants that will continue to improve the quality of live in Perry County into the future.
They created the Boerste-Efinger-Hayden Fund, which is a Community Good fund. It will give back to the community’s greatest needs, whatever they may be as needs change over time. Granting needs are determined by a committee of community citizens. And since it’s through the Community Foundation, it’s an investment that will give back forever!
The couple established their new fund in honor of their family which has deep roots in Perry County, ensuring their legacy will live on for generations to come, in the community they love.
For Good. Forever.