Larry and Linda Schloss: Giving Now and in the Future

  • Rikki Mioduski
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Linda and Larry Schloss first became involved with ICS in 2007. As members of the Rincon United Congregational Church (RUCC), a faith community partner of ICS, they learned about the services ICS offers in the community. They served in the Church in multiple capacities, including the parish council and budget committees. During the budgeting process at RUCC they were involved in determining the annual financial gift to ICS.

They built many great relationships with ICS team members, volunteers, donors and clients. They found ICS to be a consistently well-run organization. They were also encouraged by the holistic approach of ICS, encompassing caring for children and families, revitalizing communities, faith community outreach with more than 100 faith partners, and volunteer commitment. Contributing was an easy and fulfilling act of kindness.

Linda and Larry had careers dedicated to serving families and planning for sustainability. Linda spent her career in education and school administration. Larry’s career was in the insurance industry, helping individuals and businesses plan for their current needs while also developing succession plans. As they approached retirement, they discussed subjects that had shaped their careers: the needs of children and families in the community. They wanted to support organizations that meet community needs and help provide stability for families.

The couple were strong advocates for ICS moving to the RUCC campus to bring services closer to the people being served. They have now become dedicated volunteers in the Mobile Food Bank located at RUCC on Wednesday mornings. Through this service they help people in the community feed their families, meeting them where they are in their journey to stability and self-sufficiency.

In addition to giving of their time and energy, they became members of the ICS Legacy Society. Through their wills, they have ensured that a portion of their estate will someday go to ICS’ endowment fund. This professionally-invested fund exists to sustain ICS’ mission of compassionate service into the future. As our endowment grows, it provides a stable, predictable source of income for capital and operating needs, while giving ICS a safety net to weather fluctuations in funding. A strong endowment is vital to ensuring ICS has the capability to serve our community today and for decades to come.

ICS is grateful for Linda and Larry’s support!

For more information about how you can help ensure the continuation of ICS and its services for future generations, contact Andrea Dillenburg at (520) 526-9299.