Through its history, the Legacy Foundation board of directors has managed the foundation endowment expenses to minimize the impact upon investment growth. The expense ratio has consistently been less than 1% of assets. It is responsible for the management of the assets. The board members direct the overall investment policy, monitor performance and safeguard foundation funds. An established independent auditor audits foundation accounts, annually.


Total Assets


Gifts & Bequests


Grants & Awards


Operating Expenses


Summary of Endowment Fund Accounts


ACCOUNT: Unrestricted: YE BALANCE: $2,841,667 DISTRIBUTION: Income for grant awards
ACCOUNT:Catherwood: YE BALANCE: $18,235 DISTRIBUTION: Income to United Way of Tompkins County
ACCOUNT:Sciencenter: YE BALANCE: $38,556 DISTRIBUTION: Income to Sciencenter
ACCOUNT:Tompkins Trust Company YE BALANCE: $252,336 DISTRIBUTION: Income to TTC Awards for Excellence
ACCOUNT:Van Houtte: YE BALANCE: $35,381 DISTRIBUTION: Income to Raymond Van Houtte Education Awards

External Trust Income
Jewell: $11,429 to grant awards
Strong: $14,161 to grant awards
Smith: $49,800 to grant awards

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