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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Love without Limitations
    Love without Limitations
    Rev. Dennis Heck lived life to the fullest. He loved people and people loved him. They trusted him and sought him out when they needed someone to...
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  • Friends Who Volunteer Together, Stay Together
    Friends Who Volunteer Together, Stay Together
    Is there any greater gift than friendship? How about volunteering your time to serve others? Both are precious, but friendship and service to others is a life-changing combination that longtime friends Anita Spearman and Pat Kasner share.
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  • In Loving Memory of Steven Strauch
    In Loving Memory of Steven Strauch
    Steven Strauch was an avid traveler and an incredibly talented nature photographer. He had a heart for serving...
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  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    Kimberly Clark is a patient benefit advisor at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Kimberly's passion for helping others is evident in her role: she helps patients find alternative financing and assists them in applying for Medicaid and other federal programs.
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  • Leaving a Legacy
    Leaving a Legacy
    Mercy Hospital patients in Tishomingo recently received two gifts from the same couple that will affect generations to come...
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  • Dorothy
    Dorothy
    Dorothy Freist was one of many dedicated co-workers at St. Anthony's Medical Center, now known as Mercy Hospital South. She worked as a housekeeper there for more than 20 years.
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  • A Legacy of Care
    A Legacy of Care
    The miracles of modern health care depend upon the entire community. This includes doctors and nurses, the professionals who...
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Donor Story Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our 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 our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small town, Patricia is ready to retire.
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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 charity 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 Lake Michigan many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family could spend their summers along the lake.
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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 Mercy Health Foundation and makes regular gifts to support our work.
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  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Mercy Health Foundation held for our 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 our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us 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 charity 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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