The Righetti Family's Planned Giving Legacy
The Alva, Ernest & William Righetti Fund for Seniors and People with Disabilities is a Field of Interest Fund that was established by a bequest to The Community Foundation in 2006. Field of Interest Funds, such as the Righetti's, support diverse areas of our vibrant communities such as the arts, education, health, and human services, and connect personal values to high-impact opportunities.
The Righetti siblings were born on the Central Coast. Ernest, Alva and William were three of Joseph and Luigia's nine children. The family lived and worked on ranches near Morro Bay and Cayucos. At age 16, William took a job at Harmony Valley Creamery and then with Golden State Creamery. He lived away from the Central Coast for only six of his 104 years.
William, Ernest and Alva never had children, and took care of one another throughout their lives. William was the last of the siblings to pass away.
The Righetti's planned charitable giving, along with other Donors who have contributed to our Endowment and various other Field of Interest Funds, supports our competitive CommUNITY Grants Program
that helps sustain local non-profits.