The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) received a legacy gift from a lifelong community member, William “Bill” A. Bingham.
ECCF is honored to announce that the William A. Bingham’s estate included a $4.75 million bequest to establish an unrestricted endowment fund. “This is the single largest gift received in the Foundation’s 26 years of existence,” said Sue Bornick, ECCF’s Executive Director. “This one gift will make an incredible impact in our community FOREVER!”
Bingham’s gift, in memory of his family, will create the William A. Bingham Family Endowment Fund. The dollars will be managed by US Bank Wealth Management, which has managed a portion of ECCF’s assets since 2019.
William “Bill” A. Bingham was born and raised in Eau Claire. After high school, he attended UW- Madison. After graduating, he returned to Eau Claire and worked for Cox Realty, which eventually became Bingham Realty. Bill was known for his sense of humor, great stories, quick wit, and his fondness for dogs, sailing, and traveling. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.