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Donor Stories
Ordinary people are showing extraordinary generosity by leaving legacy gifts to charity in their wills and estate plans. These stories show that kindness is evident in people from all walks of life – with different income levels, professions, and passions.

Each one of these stories represents the very best humanity has to offer. Because of their indelible love of life and concern for others, their memories will never be extinguished, and their gifts will remind us all that we, too, can make a difference in the lives that follow.

Couple Leaves Entire Fortune to Veterinary School After a Lifetime of Loving Cats. More »
Love of Opera Leads Patron to Make Bequest, Other Planned Gifts to Ensure the Future of Michigan Opera Theatre.
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Bequests Help Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Play On. More »
Scholarship Fund Established to Honor Trailblazing Judge. More »
Medical Students in Need Receive Scholarships from Fund Established a Half a Century Ago. More »
Small Town Indiana Janitor Surprises School with $80,000 Gift. More »
Devoted Volunteer Bequeaths Highly-Valuable Paintings to IMA.  More »
Irish Immigrant Settles in St. Louis and Forms Children’s Hospital. 
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