Merchandise heir Field speaks to Will County Community Foundation
May 15, 2012 11:42AM
Marshall Field V
Updated: June 17, 2012 8:08AM
BOLINGBROOK — The Will County Community Foundation’s professional adviser event brought Marshall Field V, the great-great-grandson of merchandising king Marshall Field, to Bolingbrook, where Mayor Roger Claar welcomed him.
Ed Dollinger, founding director of The Will County Community Foundation and chairman of the Professional Adviser Council, introduced Marshall Field V.
Dollinger noted that there was confusion among the adviser community regarding private family foundations, donor-advised funds and the community foundation’s role.
After meeting Field at an event, Dollinger knew that Field could share his personal experience with the foundation’s adviser community. He thought Field could educate them about donor-advised endowment funds that are unique to community foundations.
“I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time” said Field, “because I had the pleasure of being on the board of The Chicago Community Trust and worked with some people to start the Lake County Community Foundation. You are what six years old … you are young. It is great to see so many people in one room supporting the foundation.”
In 2006, The Chicago Community Trust partnered with local community leaders to form The Will County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust.
The community foundation is educating advisers about the donor-advised endowment fund so it can work together to build philanthropic resources for the residents of Will County.
For information, visit www.willcountycf.org or contact executive director Michael Trench at 815-744-9223.