Dick Bond has a unique history with the Community Foundation. He was the first executive director and had a significant impact on the growth and success of the organization. He has a keen understanding of the personalized service and local expertise offered by the Foundation, as well as the important role it plays in the community.
It is for these reasons that Dick and Reva Bond established a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. The Reva and Dick Bond Family Fund was created to provide grants that support incentives, processes and programs that improve high school graduation rates and grants to enhance the teaching/learning process in the public schools.
With values instilled in them by their parents, Dick and Reva’s personal and professional lives have been molded by education. Their passion is to see students succeed and to provide them with the tools and desire for learning. They would like their fund to be a source for creativity and improvement in Greeley's public education (including public charter schools). These goals are an extension of Reva's previous experience with adult learning and Dick's early partnership in the founding of the Dream Team.
The Bonds are a wonderful example of how you can turn a passion into a legacy through the Community Foundation. They have also chosen to become members of the Community Foundation Centennial Society by including the Foundation in their estate plans. Through philanthropic services, strategic investments and community leadership, the Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about, now and for generations to come.