A Lasting Legacy

June Fletcher may have been born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she considers Birmingham home. She’s lived in the Magic City for 30 years.

“Birmingham has been good to me,” Fletcher says. And that’s why she wanted to find a way to give back to Birmingham for years and years to come.

In 2020 she established a Legacy Fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham by adding the Foundation to her will.

“I don’t’ have any children so I want all that I have to go to people that would use the money the way that it was intended to be used,” Fletcher says. So, she turned to the Community Foundation. Working with the Foundation’s staff, she was able to select several nonprofit organizations that will receive funds from her estate.

“It was a great way to pick things that were meaningful to me,” she says.

Fletcher, who retired as executive director of the American Red Cross Blood Services Alabama Region, has a wide range of interests including nature and theater arts.

Her fund will give to 14 organizations including the Alabama Wildlife Center, the Cahaba River Society, Central Alabama Theater, Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Birmingham’s public radio station WBHM 90.3 FM, and the local YMCA.

Fletcher says she has donated to or volunteered with most of the organizations that her fund will help.

“I want that support to go on,” she says. And through her Legacy Fund with Community Foundation it will.