The Montgomery County Foundation

About Donor Funds


NYA'S SMILE FUND FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM - The Fund will focus on ensuring families have the support and education to understand their rights for their child's success.

Crawford Memorial Fund - The Fund supports Crawford Park in Norristown, a public park.

The Susan K. Howard and Gene R. Frank Donor Advised Fund.

Cole Manor Fund

The Foundation thanks the new Legacy Donors who have established gifts to achieve their philanthropic goals through Funds here at the Foundation.

So many in our community yearn to make a difference. Hundreds of non-profit organizations carry out programs to meet the endless needs in our community while donors like Dr. Booker help support these programs.

The Montgomery County Foundation provides the link through which the desire to make a difference becomes a reality, for both the non-profit organizations and donors.

The donor advised fund is particularly attractive to donors who want to be involved in grant making activities. The assets provided by the donor are managed by the Montgomery County Foundation and the donor receives maximum tax benefits. Other advantages of a donor advised fund include:

  • Participation in advising which charitable organizations will receive distributions;
  • Access to Montgomery County Foundation’s broad knowledge of the community;
  • Ability to make timely gifts without the time consuming and costly administrative issues.

Meredith Anne Huffman) LinRemembering Meredith Anne Huffman

We have all lost a warm and compassionate friend and colleague on July 26, 2017. The Board of Directors and Staff of The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. wish to extend our condolences to Meredith’s family.

For the past nine years, Meredith served as Executive Director of Genuardi Family Foundation, served on Philanthropy Network’s Board of Directors, worked diligently to support the Montgomery County Your Way Home public/private collective, and partnered with The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. on matching grants for nonprofits as well as so many other initiatives all in an effort to advance philanthropy and create positive change in the communities we serve together.

Most importantly, Meredith brought her compassion, love, friendship, dedication, intelligence and most of all her positive spirit to every interaction. Every moment with Meredith was special.

In addition, the Meredith Anne Huffman Fund has been established here at The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc., and as she directed, ‘it will support organizations and leaders that are working to connect ideas, people, and efforts toward the greater good with a focus on advancing social justice and women’s resources. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to “The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.”, 4 Sentry Parkway East, Suite 302, Blue Bell, PA 19422 and memo “Meredith Anne Huffman Fund” or you may use the “donate now” button on our website.


Photo of Rashida Edem Booker

A Donor Advised Fund administered by the Montgomery County Foundation

“They say that good things come in small packages”

So begins poem written in memory of Rashida Edem Booker by her sister. The poem continues,

“My baby sister Rashida was small in stature but large in so many ways.”

The Rashida Edem Booker Story

Dr. Thurman BookerRashida was always fighting the odds. At birth, she weighed only 3.5 pounds and spent the first month of her life in intensive care. At age 13, doctors discovered that she was born with only one kidney, which was smaller than normal. A renal transplant was successful, but dialysis became a part of her life. Because of osteoporosis as a result of dialysis treatments, Rashida was only 4’10’’ when she died at age twenty-six.

Although her dream to become a teacher was never realized, she never stopped pursuing that goal. Because of her health problems, Rashida was in her 20’s when she earned her high school diploma. She was still a student of Early Childhood Education at Community College of Philadelphia when she died.

Rashida’s Father, Dr. Thurman Booker, was determined that, somehow, Rashida’s dream and her name would live on. In June of 2003, using the funds he had put aside for Rashida’s education, Dr. Booker established the Rashida Edem Booker Memorial Donor Advised Fund.

Established through the Montgomery County Foundation, the purpose of the Memorial Fund is to help sustain programs that provide early education to youngsters who have learning disabilities through a classroom setting or recreation program. “Rashida never allowed her disability to dictate her attitude,” says her father. “She always had a positive outlook. She was a pillar of strength and an inspiration to her family. Through this fund, I want the spirit and courage of my daughter to live on.

The Rashida Edem Booker Memorial Donor Advised Fund

Will focus on areas of early childhood education that relate to Rashida’s own experiences in some way.

This fund will distribute to programs and organizations that provide:

  • Pre-school education for children with learning disabilities;
  • Summer camps that include
  • activities for children that consider a child’s physical limitations;
  • Library programs that focus on reading exercises designed to stimulate an appreciation for reading for pre-school children from families who are not able to provide a foundation for future successful education experiences.

Please contact the Montgomery County Foundation at 484-532-7387 to make a contribution to this fund.

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