The Summit Foundation is honored to receive a generous bequest through the estate of longtime volunteer Harriett Bobo. This bequest will be used for a combination of support for current community needs as well as invested in the Foundation endowment for long-term support of the community.

“This is definitely bittersweet, because it is such an honor to receive this generosity, but yet Harriett is missed dearly in our community,” said Jeanne Bistranin, Executive Director of The Summit Foundation. Harriett and her friend Cathy Sapp were stalwart volunteers every year at the Great Rubber Duck Race, selling ducks and helping to coordinate all the food for the volunteers. Harriett said it was her favorite event, and she loved seeing “all those little yellow rubber ducks come down the river and watch the crowds cheer for those ducks that get stuck in the rocks.”

Years before her passing, Harriett had some practical advice for Summit County residents: “Get out and do stuff.  Don’t sit at home and talk about what hurts!  Do something instead!” She certainly walked her talk in that regard. Harriett volunteered and supported many other nonprofit organizations in the community, many of which she remembered in her will.  

If you would like more information on how to remember the Foundation in your will and continue your legacy, please contact the Foundation.

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