Why Planned Giving Donors Have Given

Updated:Aug 3,2016

Meet Inge Gaiss and Oscar Richter

"That was when I realized the importance of the American Heart Association and how our gifts make a difference."


Meet John and Anita Casazza

"Charitable gift annuities are steady income you can count on for the rest of your life. Everyone should give back a little of what they've been given."

[Charitable Gift Annuity]

Meet Eva Dover

"I am my son's only living relative in this country. I thought maybe I could establish a gift annuity thatwould benefit him for therest ofhis lifetime."

[Charitable Gift Annuity]

Meet Dr. Frederick and Mrs. Virginia Hatch

"I just felt that to the extent that we can give back is an obligation. We felt that we owed it to the American Heart Association."


Meet Elmerice and Andreas Traks

"Giving back is important to us. We are of two countries - Estonia and the United States. America has been our home for more than half a century. We are grateful for our life here and want to help others."


Meet Allene Fodor

"To me, giving through a charitable gift annuity is a great way to help charity and yourself or family members. It was easy and I feel so good knowing that I am truly making a difference!"

[Charitable Gift Annuity]

Meet Judy Marlow-Ratway

"My aim is to bring stroke awareness out of the shadows and to help others know the signs of stroke, and how to prevent it from occurring."


Meet Bruce and Irene

"I wanted to fund research, in memory of my dear wife, that would help lessen the disease and suffering that claimed the lives of my wife and parents."

[Charitable Gift Annuity]

Meet Betty Levinson

"What you give to charity you keep, and what you keep for yourself, you lose."

[Charitable Gift Annuity]

Meet George & Theresa Morris

“It’s a win for the American Heart Association and the donor."

[Charitable Gift Annuity]

Meet Toni Reel

.."I want to give back to an organization that truly helped me."

[Revocable Trust]

Meet Don Joseph

“I’m passionate about the American Heart Association because I believe in themission.”


Meet Ron & Sunny David

"..our estate could avoid paying taxes when we both passed away."


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