An Outrageously Fortunate Life

Cobb Community Foundation welcomes new fundholder, Bill Cox, who chose to open his charitable giving fund with CCF because “it was easy to write one check and have CCF take care of all the rest.”  Making charitable giving easy is important because Bill is a busy man.  He is retired but continues to volunteer as much as he can.  He is a veteran, a champion of voting rights, a Spanish-speaker now working to learn Portuguese, a double cancer survivor, a vegan who walked to our office the first day we met, in love with his wife who has Alzheimer’s, a proud father, an Eagle Scout and so much more.

At our first meeting, Bill told us he had been vaccinated and was ready to get back to volunteering.  He talked about what was important to him and the impact he would like to make in the community.  Working in Costa Rica for a time gave him a heart for Spanish culture and people and he is particularly moved by the plight of undocumented Latinos.  We connected Bill to Ser Familia, a local nonprofit whose mission it is to strengthen, revitalize, and equip Latino families through educational programs that teach improved life, leadership and communication skills, and empowering participants to thrive.  He helped the organization with their vaccination program and is now looking for his next volunteer opportunity.

Giving back is important to Bill.  He was raised in an upper-middle class home where “all I had to do was not screw it up.”  He believes he has led “an outrageously fortunate life” and he wants to help others do the same.  Bill is intent on leaving a legacy of love, education, health and giving back.  At the end of the day,” he says, “if you have those things, you have quite a lot indeed.”


If you would like to leave your own legacy, it’s never too early or too late.  Inspiring charitable giving, building resources for the future and connecting donors who care with causes that matter is what we do at Cobb Community Foundation.   If you are interested in giving back to community nonprofits, or finding out more about the work they do and the needs they have – please go to Cobb Community Connection to search by location, population served, or causes addressed. If would like to find out more about opening a giving fund, please contact Barbara Garner at or call (770) 859-2359.