Legacy Giving—In Memory of Mr. Frederick W. Fountain

By Roberta Trzos

Published in: Update - Issue 2 - 2016 »   

Frederick W. Fountain
December 14, 1919–October 29, 2014

As a child, Frederick Fountain lived in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Pershing High School in 1937 and joined the Navy, serving two years in the Atlantic and Pacific on the destroyer escorts L.A.Scott, DE 769 and the Jenks, DE 665.

The loves of Mr. Fountain’s life were his wife, Evelyn, and their two children. They spent most of their lives in Michigan where they were able to watch Leader Dog instructors train dogs and clients and saw many puppy raisers in the community raising Future Leader Dogs.

Throughout her life Mrs. Fountain had poor eyesight and so the couple greatly appreciated the meaningful work they saw Leader Dog doing for decades. Because of this, Mr. Fountain wanted to include a gift that would make a difference for Leader Dogs for the Blind in his estate plans. To this end, Leader Dog recently received $2.83 million from Mr. Fountain’s estate, which will make a significant impact on the lives of the clients we serve.

His legacy is left across the country through donations to many wonderful nonprofits and a scholarship foundation.

Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for Mr. Fountain’s forward thinking in making this gift to us.

Please consider creating a legacy by leaving part of your estate to Leader Dogs for the Blind. To learn how to do this, please contact Roberta Trzos, CFRE, manager of gift planning, at 248/659.5014 or rtrzos@leaderdog.org.