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Charles Syer Fund

December 12, 2019

Retired investment banker Charles Syer IV of Virginia Beach enjoyed being a future bequest donor to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and a Legacy Society for Hampton Roads member.

Charles Syer IV
Charles Syer IV

Retired investment banker Charles Syer IV of Virginia Beach enjoyed being a future bequest donor to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. He liked visiting with staff members and attending special Legacy Society for Hampton Roads events. At VIP gatherings at the Virginia Zoo and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center he got to know other generous future donors and take behind-the-scenes tours. Mostly he liked knowing his future gift would be well cared for by the community foundation where he had started a permanent unrestricted fund in 1996.

"The foundation is long-term, ongoing and for the whole general area," Charles said before he passed away in 2014.

"As time goes by, organizations that are worthy during one period may change. With the foundation there is flexibility. The organization is steered by a group of people who have demonstrated they are responsible and capable of using money intelligently," said Charles.

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