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The Rewards of Personal Philanthropy

As we confront the challenges of the future, we know that the generosity of those who assist us will make all the difference in our success. That is why we seek your support. We also, however want to make sure that you benefit from making a gift to us. In addition to making a difference in the lives of others, the best gift plans improve your financial and tax situation—often right away. A well-planned gift can reduce or possibly eliminate long-term capital gains taxes, provide current income tax deductions, reduce possible estate and gift taxes or even increase your income.

We are happy to help you explore opportunities that combine your philanthropic giving with your financial needs and tax-planning strategies. Through creative gift planning you can secure your own financial future, as well as ours.

To design a gift that benefits the people and organizations you care about most, we recommend that you obtain the professional counsel of an attorney who specializes in estate planning. We can work with your advisors to help you plan for tomorrow and receive maximum benefits today.


The Bridge Builder

by Will Allen Dromgoole, 1860-1934

Father and son crossing a wooden bridge.An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”