Ray Ealy remembers his mother, before the onset of Alzheimer’s, as an active woman who always visited the sick and gave her time to others in need. He and his wife Charmayne wanted to honor Ray’s mother and pass her values down to their son, so they established a donor advised endowment at PCF and named it after Ray’s mother, Lily Ruth. Ray and Charmayne, as well as friends and family, have made contributions to the fund. The Ealy’s son Aaron will participate in making grants from the fund to charitable causes.
“My mother always stressed that ‘some people can’t give much but everybody can give something,’ so she encouraged us to just get out there and do it,” said Ray. The Ealys know that Aaron’s grandmother would be as pleased as they are that an important family value has been successfully passed from one generation to the next.