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Dimock Fund
By Jean Cohoon / December 31, 2013 /   Loading Disqus...
“If you can afford to give back, then why wouldn’t you?” asks Stan Dimock, who established this donor advised fund. Stan has found numerous ways to give back, with a focus on the environment.

Born and raised in central Connecticut, Stan explains, “The environment has always been important to my family.” He shares that his grandfather donated land for preservation and his mother was knowledgeable about birding, took Stan and his sister on hikes, and enjoyed summers in Maine with the family. “Nature’s always been pretty close to home,” Stan says.

Following his graduation from Bates College, Stan followed in his father’s footsteps and entered the insurance business, first with Kemper Insurance in Providence and later with Pawtucket Mutual Insurance. After 20 years in the business and incidents that included being physically attacked and having his life threatened, Stan left the field.

He planned to take time to chart his next steps, but volunteering to help with a mailing at Save The Bay (STB) changed that. “I called the next morning and told them I was ready to commit fulltime,” Stan recalls.

After being named STB’s Volunteer of the Year in 1998, Stan served as the organization’s volunteer coordinator from 1999 to 2003 and has been its operations assistant since 2003. “Cleanups are something I brought to Save The Bay. I grew the program from 600 volunteers to more than 1,000. I thoroughly enjoyed it,” Stan explains.

His shoreline cleanups are not limited to his efforts with Save The Bay. Since moving to Bristol in 1995, he has dedicated himself to cleaning Bristol Harbor. “I’ve been in every nook and cranny, trying to get all the trash I can get my hands on. I love being outdoors, being active, and trying to improve the world around me. It’s what makes me tick,” he shares.

This fund provides another avenue for Stan to improve the world around him. Of his decision to partner with the Foundation, Stan notes, “I want to make sure there’s more to my giving than one-time gifts, and I like the financial security and permanence that the Foundation provides.”
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