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Howard and Nancy Chudacoff Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 6, 2018 /   Loading Disqus...

For Howard and Nancy Chudacoff, a personal relationship and a fund’s permanence were important factors in their decision to partner with the Foundation. “It’s the personal nature of working with the Foundation, the personal touch, and knowing that our giving will go on in perpetuity,” the couple states.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Howard studied at the University of Chicago, earning his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate, all in history. He accepted a one-year appointment as a visiting professor of history at the University of Cincinnati before beginning what now is a 48-year career at Brown University. He currently serves the Ivy League school as the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies, as well as faculty representative to the NCAA and on the Ivy League Council. He also writes and lectures extensively on American history, currently researching and writing about the history of college sports.

Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Nancy earned an undergraduate degree in history from Northwestern University and, after moving to Rhode Island, master’s degrees in library science and history from the University of Rhode Island, as well as her doctor of law from Boston University. Her career has taken her from working for the Rhode Island Historical Society as a reference and later head librarian to her current practice of law.

In her 35-year, to date, legal practice she has worked at Edwards & Angell (now Locke Lord), was a founding partner of Hardy Tabor & Chudacoff, and currently is of counsel at Cameron & Mittleman. Specializing now in planning for individuals with disabilities, Nancy has extensive experience in estate planning and has referred philanthropically-minded clients to the Foundation.

“I know small organizations don’t always manage their money well. I’ve always counseled my clients not to give money directly to small organizations, but to give through the Foundation. The Foundation will find another, similar organization to give the money to if something happens to the original recipient,” Nancy states, referring to the Foundation’s variance power.

Active members of the community, the Chudacoffs have many interests this donor advised fund could support, including mental health, public radio, and conservation.

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