In the Community

Giving Back: Forever Serving Others Through Generosity

Restaurant owners Lin and Ethel Mason loved serving their signature Crab Norfolk dish to guests at Mason’s Seafood Restaurant in Norfolk, Virginia. Although Lin and Ethel passed away years ago, thanks to a charitable bequest today they are helping expand the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and create a river academy for area students through Elizabeth River Project.

Since 1950, donors from all walks of life have been the Hampton Roads Community Foundation's partners in philanthropy – entrusting their community foundation to do good works in their name.

The Masons will forever be helping people in their home region because of their charitable bequest they left through their community foundation.

You, too, can leave behind a legacy of helping others by adding a charitable gift to your will or other estate plans.

Learn how by visiting or calling Call (757) 622-7951 to spend a few minutes on the phone with us. Order a free bequest guide by emailing

Return to all posts

Stay informed. Sign up for the latest updates from our foundation.

More In the Community Posts