The Joy of Giving Now:
The James S. & Cheryl L. Jordan Donor Advised Fund

The Time to Give is Now

In the fall of 2021, Jim & Cheryl Jordan sat down with BCF staff to discuss their legacy and create a new donor advised fund. “Well, we have no children, so our Christmas gift was to give these donations. And it was quite fun,” said Cheryl.

Jim & Cheryl Jordan

The Jordans are longtime, active members of the Benton County community, Jim as a business owner in Philomath, and Cheryl as a retired professor from OSU. “Benton County is a wonderful place to live, and we would like our giving to continue that. I want to give back to the community that supported me over the years”, said Cheryl. As longstanding supporters of the work being done at BCF, the Jordans knew where to go to get the support they needed in making their philanthropic goals a reality.

“I really enjoyed serving as a BCF board member and after my service ended, we thought, how can we get more involved in the community?” reflected Jim. “My Dad started giving before he passed away and you could really see the joy that he experienced. It made us think about the impact we can make now.”

When Jim and Cheryl partnered with BCF, the team worked with the Jordans to uncover new opportunities for giving. “We really appreciated the work that BCF staff did with us. It got us thinking about causes and organizations that we hadn’t thought about giving to before,” shared Cheryl.

“That’s why we partnered with The Benton Community Foundation,” said Jim. “The time to give is now so you can see the good work your giving will do. This will be our legacy.”