Super smart super connector: Courtnay Bazemore, CPA

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One of Courtnay Bazemore’s favorite conversations is explaining to her clients how they and their children can make a philanthropic impact. Bazemore, a principal in Windham Brannon’s tax practice who advises individuals with estate planning and philanthropic strategies, often springs into action to bring up the idea.

“They can raise a generation that has a natural inclination to give back,” she says.

She helps clients quickly move from point A to point B with a custom-tailored philanthropic strategy, thanks to her connection with the Community Foundation team and programs. For example, our Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute (PALI) grew her network and knowledge of nonprofits.

If she could give her clients a super skill, it would be the enduring power of philanthropic giving. “Sometimes it takes time to see the fruits of your efforts,” she says. “Not giving up is important.”


IMPACT: “It’s natural for me to introduce the Foundation and the Foundation’s benefits to the community. That support, that knowledge, the educational value, the ability to advise, those things are unparalleled, and a world-class service that a potential donor can benefit from.” – Courtnay Bazemore


This story was originally shared in our 2017 Annual Report. To read the full report, click here.