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Legacy Newsletter

Legacy is a quarterly newsletter is sponsored by the members of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Legacy Society, which honors and recognizes individuals who have included a gift to the UUA in their estate plans and people who have made contributions though charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities and the pooled income fund.

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Stories of Giving from the Legacy Newsletter

The Rev. Nancy J. and Mr. Robert Doughty - Ministry and Estate Planning: Works in Progress - "We talked about the assets we had left to give after we'd provided for our family," says Robert. "Nancy and I both wanted to support organizations that reflect our values, and the UUA was definitely one of those." FULL ARTICLE>>

Chuck Forester - Bequests Bend the World Toward Justice - When asked about why he arranged a gift from his charitable trust for youth and young adult ministries, Chuck Forester said that he considers it "a small gift in comparison to what I received. What I gained from LRY and Unitarian Universalism in high school was invaluable." FULL ARTICLE>>

Ruth O'Shea - Generosity as Justice-Making - "My life has had dramatic ups and downs. Having struggled witha hard job teaching in a ghetto, and having been poor once myself, justice demands that I share what I have with others." This was the answer of a generous Unitarian Universalist, Ruth O'Shea, when asked about the creation of her charitable remainder trust. FULL ARTICLE>>

Jean Gillet - Giving Certainty - "In an uncertain economy, a gift that helps you establish a steady income is certainly something to think about," said Mrs. Jean H. Gillett of Palo Alto, CA, when she set up her Charitable Gift Annuity with the Unitarian Universalist Association last year. FULL ARTICLE>>

Jan and Stu Sendell - Hearts and Homes - "We feel strongly that the world needs the loving, forward-looking and rational message of Unitarian Universalism," said Jan and Stu Sendell of Morristown, NJ, when asked why two Unitarian Universalist organizations are named to receive financial support from their estates after they die. FULL ARTICLE>>

The Walt Whitman Fund - Over lunch in a cozy mom-and-pop restaurant in northern Maine, Frank talked about his dreams. Frank is a retired businessman in his seventies. He lives in a large, old house in a small town and has one adult son living with his own family in a different part of the country. Since becoming a UU in the late 1940s, Frank has been a member of several congregations and now belongs to the Church of the Larger Fellowship. FULL ARTICLE>>

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Last updated on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

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