The Nordonia Hills Veterans Memorial Park received a boost recently, after an area family pitched in $12,500 toward the project’s completion.

The Dufour Family Charitable Fund, established by George and Nancy Dufour of Macedonia at the Hudson Community Foundation, made the donation to the Nordonia Hills Veterans Memorial Park Foundation to go toward a Vietnam War historic memorial monument in the park, located at the corner of South Bedford Road and Route 82 in Macedonia.

The check was presented recently by Stow resident Riley Dufour, granddaughter of George and Nancy Dufour, to Vietnam veteran and retired Special Forces Capt. David Pristash, president of the Nordonia Hills Veterans Memorial Park Foundation.

The Dufour Family has made a multi-generational commitment to supporting worthwhile causes, after George and Nancy Dufour opened a Donor Advised Fund at the Hudson Community Foundation several years ago. With the money now in place and invested to grow over time, the entire family is engaged in deciding which causes and organizations the family can support. Recipient organizations can be local, or located anywhere in the country.

Each Thanksgiving day, each of Dufour’s three sons, together with their spouses and seven children, discuss and recommend worthwhile causes and not-for-profit organizations to receive grants from the fund. The grants are then made by HCF, as directed by the family.

“This is an exceptional example of family philanthropy,” said Amy Jordan, president of the Hudson Community Foundation. “These parents and grandparents are providing an amazing opportunity for the whole family to work together on charitable issues that matter most to them – and to engage each other’s vision for creating a stronger community and a better world.”

For more information on Hudson Community Foundation, including how to contribute to an existing fund or start a new one, call the office at 330-655-3580.

Founded in 2000, HCF’s mission is to enhance the quality of life by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs and leading on community issues. Supported by hundreds of local donors and Donor Advised Funds, HCF ended 2018 with total assets of $16.7 million. The foundation operates from an office in the historic Baldwin House on Hudson’s village green and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. HCF is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.