Donor Stories

  • The More I Give the Better I Feel
    The More I Give the Better I Feel
    Twenty years ago, June Voss retired from work with a grateful heart - and a sizeable nest egg. "My mother taught me to save at least half of everything I earned. We were poor, really poor. I know how that feels," says the 86-year-old.
  • The Good Steward
    The Good Steward
    Brad Scribner has a knack for business. Today, he's using the talent that led to his career success to give back to others through the Marianist Mission and other organizations that have touched his life.
  • Honoring Those Who Shaped His Life
    Honoring Those Who Shaped His Life
    Chaminade High School, a Marianist school in Santa Cruz, Calif., closed more than 70 years ago. Even so, those who visit the Chaminade Resort & Spa conference center that operates on the property today can learn something about that long-ago Marianist presence.
  • A Lifetime of Positive Moves
    A Lifetime of Positive Moves
    During his long and successful career, Peter Byrne kept things moving in a very literal way. He spent his professional life in...
  • God's Trust Fund
    God's Trust Fund
    Last summer, while on a spiritual retreat at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., Denise Carpenter stumbled...
  • A Man with a Mission
    A Man with a Mission
    There are lots of things Dr. Frank Bellomo could have done with his life's savings. But after witnessing the suffering of poor...
  • The Work of a Shepherd
    The Work of a Shepherd
    Michael Githae has never met Bob or Betty Ann Perkins. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya. They live in Centerville, Ohio. Yet he...

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.