In 2006, our family started gathering information about establishing a family foundation. This foundation would be a non-profit entity that would make charitable gifts to organizations that touch our lives and make a positive difference in others’ lives that are less fortunate. With our mother’s love of children and her background in education and grant writing, we knew that she would be perfect at guiding this philanthropic effort of giving back.
In January of 2007, our mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She died in August of 2007. Everything changed.
Heartbreak turned into action.
After our mother’s death, the sadness, anger, and grief were overwhelming, and we became even more intent on getting this family foundation established. Legacy of Joy, Inc. was founded in December of 2007, and mother’s caring and giving heart is something that we strive to carry forward through the activities of this foundation.