Community Builder: Marlene Holder

December 24, 2021
Marlene Holder's estate gift to the Community Foundation of Broward created the unrestricted, endowed Marlene Holder Fund for Broward.

Marlene Holder lived her life bringing out the best in others and making our community a place where all people can thrive.

Marlene, a former social worker, was known as someone who never turned away those in need. Her estate gift to the Community Foundation of Broward carries on her legacy of stepping up to make life better in her community.

By partnering with the Community Foundation to create the unrestricted, endowed Marlene Holder Fund for Broward, Marlene ensured there would always be flexible, enduring support to tackle Broward’s big issues – today and forever.

Community Foundation grants made possible by Marlene’s visionary estate gift help:

  • Overcome senior isolation
  • Support the environment
  • Provide a hand up to struggling families
  • Create affordable housing
  • And much, much more

Because Marlene’s visionary estate gift created an unrestricted, endowed fund, her support will evolve with the community, remain relevant and always focus on tackling the biggest issues of the day.

“She wanted this money to stay local,” said Karen Spigler, attorney for Marlene Holder. “This is going to help the people in this county.”

More About Our Community Builders

Community Builders are BOLD leaders who partner with the Community Foundation to establish endowed charitable Funds of $1 million or more to shape a brighter future for the community they love.

Through the power of endowment, the gifts from these individuals, families and local organizations fuel innovation and tackle Broward’s biggest issues today and forever.

Click here to learn more about all of our Community Builders.

How To Become A Community Builder

Thanks to the momentum of our BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, more visionary local philanthropists are stepping up to join the ranks of our Community Builders.

The BE BOLD Leadership Campaign sparks innovation, inspires new thinking and uses the power of endowment to create permanent resources that tackle Broward’s big challenges. With a one-time gift or a pledge to build your support over time, you can create an endowed charitable Fund and become a Community Builder who shapes a brighter future for Broward.

Click here to learn more about the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign.

Learn More

To learn more about our Community Builders and the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at or 954-761-9503.

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