Ed Gowdy Fund
As you all know, our friend and brother Ed Gowdy always had a passion for the outdoors, the arts, horticulture and, of course, having a damn good time. In his memory, AJ Gowdy, Quinn Crist-Fulk, David Richter, and I recently established The Ed Gowdy Fund to memorialize Ed and celebrate his passions.
The Ed Gowdy Fund is a donor advised fund (DAF) implemented through Impact Charitable. A DAF allows donors to make a charitable contribution and receive an immediate tax benefit. Then, the trustees of the fund can distribute grants from the fund to selected non-profit projects over time. Impact Charitable will invest most of the money we contribute in impact related initiatives and leave a portion liquid (not invested) at our request to make grants. Over time, the fund and the amount available to grant out will grow.
We are raising donations to make this baby grow. When the fund has grown sufficiently large, AJ, Quin, Dave and I, as trustees, will, with your input, select charitable causes to donate to that we believe fall in line with Ed's passions for the outdoors, the arts, horticulture and, of course, having a damn good time.