Rebecca Smith Fund (2014 )

While her pet projects have inarguably filled niches and bumped up the quality of life for hundreds, Smith yearned for a way to sustain her charitable legacy, an avenue by which she could keep giving back to the community after her earthly work is done.

“I was at a League of Women’s Voters meeting when I heard someone talking about how their charitable money was growing through Eastern Carolina Community Foundation,” remembered Smith. “My ears perked right up.”  She made an appointment with the Foundation’s executive director and opened a donor advised fund in August 2014.  Little did she know that her earthly work would be done within weeks and now her donor advised fund will exist in perpetuity to continue to carry out her enduring legacy of helping others.