Early Monday morning, August 17, the liberty movement and all of philanthropy lost a great friend with the passing of Whitney Ball.
Whitney had battled breast cancer for many years, never letting it distract from her passion for work or from fully enjoying life. In late July, her health took a dramatic turn for the worse, with her ultimately moving to hospice after a stay in the hospital. However, she regained enough strength to move home for the final few weeks of her life.
In an email to the DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund boards, Adam Meyerson, board chair of Donors Capital Fund, well captures the great admiration so many had for Whitney:
“She had many strong days in her last few weeks, and with her extraordinary heroism she talked frequently about the future of DonorsTrust…I know we all feel blessed to have worked closely with this remarkable woman of valor, entrepreneurial energy, principled leadership, loving kindness, and unstinting commitment to liberty.”
Over the past 15+ years, Whitney steadily built DonorsTrust from a single account into the strong, growing organization it is today. She had a true passion for protecting and preserving philanthropic intent. The staff and board at DonorsTrust are fully committed to building on the legacy she created: advancing liberty, preserving donor intent, and supporting a culture of philanthropy in America
An Anglican Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Whitney Ball will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 2:30. The service will take place at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA. A reception will follow (details to come).
In lieu of flowers, Whitney’s wish was to benefit the Halquist Memorial In-Patient Center in acknowledgement of the Center’s loving care during her time in hospice. To carry-out her wish, please send any gifts you wish to make to DonorsTrust (1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 280, Alexandria, VA 22314) marked “In Memoriam” and made payable to DonorsTrust. DonorsTrust will ensure all gifts collected are granted to the Halquist Center in memory of Whitney.
Others Share Memories of Whitney
Steve Hayward: Whitney Ball, RIP
Roger Ream: Whitney Ball, RIP
Wall Street Journal: Notable & Quotable: Philanthropist Whitney Ball
Jim DeMint and Ed Meese: Heritage Mourns Loss of Whitney Ball and Peter Schramm
Doug Hartlove: The Passing of Whitney Ball
Terry Scanlon: Whitney L. Ball, RIP
Claire Kittle: Whitney Ball: A Life Well-Lived
James Piereson: Remembering Whitney Ball’s Visionary Conservative Leadership
Julie Riggs: Remembering Whitney Ball, Defender of Liberty
Nick Gillespie: Whitney Ball, Founder of DonorsTrust, RIP
Adam Meyerson: Whitney Ball Was a Champion of Liberty Par Excellence
Veronique de Rugy: Remembering the Life and Honoring the Legacy of Whitney Ball
State Policy Network: SPN Remembers Whitney Ball
Atlas Network: In Memoriam: Whitney Ball
John Miller: Whitney L. Ball: R.I.P.
Kris Mauren: Whitney Ball – A Remarkable Woman