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Donor Stories

  • Stepping Forward
    Stepping Forward
    When Ted Samsell, MD, retired from over 30 years of work as an orthopedic surgeon at Northwest Orthopedic Associates, he knew...
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  • Giving through K-LIFE
    Giving through K-LIFE
    When 86-year-old Rose Anne O'Brien contributed to K-LIFE, she didn't know she was the first person to give a cash donation to the new program.
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Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of their favorite nonprofit. They believe it is important to help further its mission.
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  • Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
    Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of their favorite charity. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.
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  • 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 and built a sizable portfolio.
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  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite nonprofit for many years.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done well.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought a vacant lot along Puget Sound many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family could spend their summers along the water.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of his favorite charity and makes regular gifts to support its work.
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  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event their favorite nonprofit held for donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
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  • 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.
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for his favorite nonprofit. As an individual who had directly benefited from its work, Thomas wanted to thank the organization with a gift from his estate.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Cynthia spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a "give it twice" trust. She contacted the organization for more information.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Ron and Kathy worked for many years building their nest egg for retirement.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
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  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." This phrase describes a situation where we want two good things at the same time when that isn't possible.
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