San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2014
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, a leader in philanthropy and strategic giving across the county announced today that it has received a $5 million bequest from the estate of Tom Halaczkiewicz. The bequest will be directed to The Community Foundation’s Leadership Fund which supports the Foundation’s mission to provide grants to the nonprofit community and to support the donors who are committed to this region.
“Tom’s support of the Leadership Fund is a remarkable statement about his belief in the Foundation and its important role in the community,” said Community Foundation Board President Ann Robinson. “This gift will ensure we are able to continually assess and address the needs of our county, and expand the opportunities to do good in the community.”
Originally from Vancouver, B.C., Halaczkiewicz graduated from California Polytechnic State University is San Luis Obispo, CA with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and co-founded Crystal Engineering in 1982. Crystal Engineering designs and manufactures pressure measurement equipment and software used in a variety of industries. According to associates and friends, Halaczkiewicz was passionate about nature and believed in the strength of the central coast of California community. “Tom cared deeply about the Central Coast and the many friends and colleagues he had here, and his generous gift to The Community Foundation exemplifies his desire to help it remain such a special place,” said Eric Schwefler, Halaczkiewicz’s longtime friend and CPA.
About The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County
The Community Foundation is a public charitable organization serving San Luis Obispo County on the central coast of California since 1998. It holds more than 350 funds and has provided San Luis Obispo County with more than $26 million in grants to support arts and culture, education, health and human services, and community enhancement in our community in perpetuity. For more information about The Community Foundation or any of its funds, call (805) 543-2323 or visit http://www.cfsloco.org.