Acorn Foun­da­tion adds more oak trees

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he Grove is] lovely way to not only have a liv­ing memo­rial to our donors, but also to pro­vide a beau­ti­ful haven for the city

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Ten more trees have been added to the Acorn Foun­da­tion Oak Grove in Cam­bridge Park.

The oak grove was es­tab­lished in 2013 and is a grow­ing trib­ute to the gen­er­ous lo­cals who choose to support their com­mu­nity by gift­ing through the Acorn Foun­da­tion.

More than 100 lo­cal com­mu­nity groups are as­sisted each year through the Acorn Foun­da­tion’s gen­er­ous donors. Gifts/do­na­tions made through Acorn are pooled and in­vested for­ever, with the in­vest­ment in­come used to make grants to lo­cal com­mu­nity groups each year. The cap­i­tal re­mains in­tact, so it truly is a gift that lasts for­ever. Acorn ex­pects this year to grant around $930,000 to the com­mu­nity on be­half of its donors.

Acorn gen­eral man­agerNicky Wilkins says the grove is a “lovely way to not only have a liv­ing memo­rial to our donors, but also to pro­vide a beau­ti­ful haven for the city, which fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of peo­ple can en­joy.”

Fam­ily mem­bers and friends of Acorn Foun­da­tion donors gath­ered to plant the new trees, and to celebrate the lives of their loved oneswhose gen­eros­ity lives on.

The Acorn Foun­da­tion this year cel­e­brates 15 years since in­cep­tion with 300 donor funds and $21mil­lion in­vested in per­pe­tu­ity for our com­mu­nity. To date Acorn Foun­da­tion has gifted $4.6 mil­lion to the com­mu­nity help­ing over 200 lo­cal char­i­ties.

Fam­ily and friends of Bob and Pat Page help plant trees at Cam­bridge Park.

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