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Donor Stories

  • Judith Ann Brooks- A Life of Service
    Judith Ann Brooks- A Life of Service
    We hear about extraordinary people who dedicated their life to service. This is one of those stories: It is the story of Judith Ann Brooks whose life was filled with service and travel.
  • There is no end to the good you can do.....
    There is no end to the good you can do.....
    Mark Fay was a husband, father, mentor and a great friend to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The retired Elizabeth Arden executive saw the big picture...
  • Food Bank Staff Member Gives a Bequest
    Food Bank Staff Member Gives a Bequest
    One of ways Community Food Bank staff members show their commitment to ending hunger in Southern Arizona is by including the organization in their estate plans. One such person is Senior Vice President of Facilities, Joy Tucker.
  • Former CEO Gives with Charitable Gift Annuity
    Former CEO Gives with Charitable Gift Annuity
    Punch and Casey Woods' adobe in the Tucson Mountains feels like home. There are pieces of antique furniture, rich with the history of the southwest, an amazing collection of crosses, canvas portraits of their three daughters when...
  • Dynamic Couple Focuses on Community Involvement
    Dynamic Couple Focuses on Community Involvement
    Newcomers Bill Astle and Karen Wiley have lived at their Dove Mountain home for less than a year. Both are retired professors from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, where they have a long history of volunteerism.
  • Donor Impacts Tucson with Planned Gift
    Donor Impacts Tucson with Planned Gift
    Pauline Ennis lived in a good neighborhood. The homes, though not small, were not sprawling or extravagant. Homes were welcoming, yards were nicely manicured and neighbors knew each other.
  • Local Business Owners Make Legacy Gift
    Local Business Owners Make Legacy Gift
    Bill and Rosy Edmonston relocated to Tucson from New York state in the early 1940s. Bill's tuberculosis forced the move that turned out to be a windfall for what was then the small community of Tucson.
  • Alan Robertson Invests in Community
    Before he retired to Tucson from Seattle ten years ago, Alan Robertson spent his time counseling others on their investments. Today he is still a savvy investor, but in community organizations.
  • Lotte Reyersbach Leaves A Legacy
    Lotte Reyersbach's support of the fight against hunger in Tucson goes back over ten years-longer than the Community Food Bank actually has recorded.
  • Volunteer Plans Gift to Favorite Charities
    Lynda Nash's days are incredibly full. Her time is shared among the Community Food Bank, Saguaro National Park East and Agua Caliente Park.
  • Donor Cares for Family and for Southeastern Arizona
    Madeleine Roma Brault was active in her community. She gave, she volunteered and she cared. She was a deacon at a local church. She loved to travel and she loved her close-knit family.
  • Donor Shares Her Wealth Locally
    Confidence that gifts would be used wisely was one of the reasons Wilma Kuhr chose the Community Food Bank as one of seven beneficiaries for her charitable trust.

Gift Examples

  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • 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.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.