Longtime supporters and friends of CHC, Tad and Dianne Taube continue to inspire us with their investment in the health and wellness of youth in our community. The Taubes recently joined the Clark Legacy Circle with a generous estate plan commitment in support of the Teen Mental Health Initiative. The Initiative is of particular interest to the Taubes because it aligns with their philanthropic priority to provide the best treatment options for youth and young adults struggling with mental health issues. When asked about the planned gift, Tad commented, "We want every child to have the opportunity to grow with the best health care, and mental health is a big part of that. These are the leaders of the next generation and we appreciate the work CHC is doing to help them reach their potential."
"We established a Charitable Remainder Unitrust as part of our planned giving. This enabled us to accomplish four important goals. We diversified our portfolio by gifting appreciated securities to this trust, obtained a tax benefit as a result of the gift of stock, received interest income during our lifetime, and left a legacy to CHC." —Cynthia Hockey
"I was on CHC's board for 9 years and have been an Auxiliary member since the 1960's. I knew that I would plan for CHC in my estate because it was the organization I had worked with the longest. My financial planner mentioned that I could take my IRA and bequeath it any way I wished. It seemed like the perfect fit for my situation. As a result, CHC is now a beneficiary of a percentage of my IRA. I think the IRA is one of the easiest ways to make a legacy gift." —Anne Dauer
"It is amazing that Children's Health Council has now been doing meaningful work in our community for more than 50 years. Having both served on the CHC board, we got to see the dedication that makes CHC such an effective organization. Twenty years ago, when we realized we were in a position to do so, we decided to give back, in a more permanent way, by including Children's Health Council in our wills. We believe that all endowment gifts strengthen CHC and help ensure that the organization continues to provide essential services to children and families now and in the future." —Maddy and Isaac Stein
"In planned giving the donor really wants to be omniscient about whether they are making the gift to the right organization, an organization that will survive beyond the lives of the donors—where these funds can be used. We are convinced that CHC is in that category of organizations that will survive well into the future and that our money will be put to good use. That's why we are planned giving participants." —John Kriewall and Betsy Haehl
"I did not have a Children's Health Council when I was younger, but I had always struggled in school. It was not until later that I was diagnosed with dyslexia. Once I was introduced to CHC, I knew I wanted to devote as much of my time as possible to it so no child is made to feel that something is wrong with them.
"We have been integrally involved with so many aspects of CHC over the years including the Board of Directors, the Ambassadors group, Rocktoberfest, Summer Symphony, and so many other activities. When the Advancement Department asked if we had considered including CHC in our estate plans we were happy to let them know that we had. As longtime supporters, we understand how important it is for CHC to be able to plan on revenue streams that come from different directions. We plan on living long and healthy lives and love the idea of continuing to help CHC with our planned gift. We hope many more community members will step up and join us in being part of the Clark Legacy Circle."