Luther & Sally Boliek

For over twenty years, Luther and Sally Boliek have been friends and supporters of the Community Foundation.  Luther’s career in banking led to a request to serve on the Finance Committee and then an invitation to join the Board where he served as President in 1998.  Sally joined Greenville Women Giving in its first year and is proud of the $1.25 million it has donated to Greenville charities.  

Their donor relationship with the Community Foundation began with annual donations and progressed to establishing a Donor-Advised Fund.  They were able to fund it with low cost basis stock that provided tax benefits to them and created a pool of funds they could use over time to support charities that are important to them.

In 2001, the Bolieks drafted a plan for their future that included long-term support for Greenville.  Through their tax attorney, they learned about charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) and how they can provide income to the Bolieks during their lifetimes with the remaining balance going to their favorite charities after death.  So they talked seriously about what was important to them and set up a CRT that will benefit those five charities, one of which is the Community Foundation.  Luther said, “It just made good mathematical sense and is a good investment for both us and the charities.”

Both Luther and Sally agree that they want their charitable actions to set an example for their children and instill in them a desire to give back to the community.  Their legacy of giving sets the example for us all.