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In Memory of Dr. Michael Donzella

CFMF is sad to share that one of our founders, Dr. Michael Donzella, passed away this year. Dr. Donzella was many things: a leader, advocate, visionary, humanitarian, husband and father. But to CFMF, he was the person responsible for identifying that parents of children with special needs needed an estate planning tool to include a …

CFMF snags four Super Lawyer Awards in 2016

CFMF snags four Super Lawyer Awards in 2016

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Amanda M. Buzo, Esq., as she has been named to the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Community Fund Management Foundation is also pleased to announce that two of our Board Members, Louis B. Geneva, Esq., and Philip S. Kaufmann, Esq., as well as our legal counsel, Janet L. …

Greetings from Stetson article by Amanda Buzo

Greetings from Stetson

I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 Special Needs Trust National Conference offered by Stetson University College of Law.  I had attended the Conference in the past while in private practice and this year enjoyed participating as an Executive Director in the additional day devoted entirely to pooled trusts.  Several Board Members also attended, …

Disability and Food Security article by Joseph Bennett

Disability and Food Security

A person’s ability to consistently obtain appropriate quantities of nutritious foods can strongly impact the quality of their life, both directly and indirectly. Hunger can cause significant physical damage to the body, but it also inhibits nearly every other facet of the lives of those whom if affects. The distraction and discomfort of hunger interferes …

CFMF announces a new Executive Director - Amanda Buzo

CFMF announces a new Executive Director

After dedicating over twenty years to Community Fund Management Foundation, Karen Ausprunk, Esq., is retiring from her position as Executive Director.<br/><br/> Karen has led this organization through many changes over the past two decades. What began as a single employee, part-time position has developed into an organization with a full-time Executive Director, two Associate Directors …

Able Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Able Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was introduced into Congress on February 13, 2013 as a means to ease the financial burden for disabled individuals and their families by creating a tax-exempt, state based private savings accounts to fund disability-related expenses to supplement benefits currently provided by Social Security, Medicaid, employers, and private …

CFMF announces a new Trustee

CFMF announces a new Trustee

A Word From Our Chairperson On behalf of Community Fund Management Foundation, I am pleased to announce our new partnership with Equity Trust and Vantage Financial Group to provide us with Trustee and Third-Party Administrator services. Each company has a strong financial track record and takes pride in exceeding client customer service expectations.  We hope that …

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