In 2000, the Getz family founded the Lyn Stacie Getz Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the health, education, and welfare of disadvantaged children. Monies from this fund must go to recipients directly, not to administrative costs, director salaries, overhead expenses and not to bricks and mortar.
For more than fifteen years, Alan and Carollee Getz have nurtured the Foundation, raising money and — along with the Board of Directors — choosing worthy causes that fit the mission.
The Lyn Stacie Getz Foundation is an independent donor-funded 501-C3 organization, governed by an independent board of directors. The fiscal management of the Foundation and the investment of its endowment is handled by The Associated: Jewish Community Foundation, which saves the Foundation expense of maintaining its own books and allows endowment to be professionally managed. All giving decisions and the selection of the organizations funded by the Foundation are selected by the independent board, not the Associated.