Meet Our Donors

A Remarkable Woman’s Legacy of Hope

Nancy AndersonFrom visiting llama farms and family gardens in Ecuador to spending time in village schools in India, Nancy Anderson — a loyal and generous donor since 1973 — has witnessed CARE’s life-saving work firsthand.
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A Lifetime of CARE

Mary Fran and Peter Libassi“I heard so much about the problems that people were having as a result of the war,” explains Mary Fran Libassi about her relationship with CARE, which dates back to 1947. As a teenager, Mary Fran took her earnings from a part-time job in her local library and began sending CARE Packages overseas.
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Dedicated to CARE

Maura BeanCARE places special focus on working alongside girls and women to fight poverty. When explaining why we focus on girls and women to our supporters, we usually talk about CARE program participants whose personal stories exemplify the great impact girls and women can have on the lives of others.
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Marietta & Jim Bala: Together in Life & in Giving

Marietta BalaMarietta and Jim Bala give from the heart, and they use careful analysis to validate their giving decisions. Marietta started supporting CARE with small donations—donations a student could make—back in the 1950s when she was first exposed to CARE packages.
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Why I Chose CARE

Lucinda and ElizaWhen I give readings and keynotes, people sometimes ask me why I decided to donate proceeds from my new book, No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech, to humanitarian causes, and to CARE in particular. In some ways, it's an easy question to answer. I didn't want to profit from the book, given its subject matter and my connection to the tragedy, so I was looking for an organization to be the primary international recipient of funds from the advance I received.
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A Conversation with Long-Time CARE Supporter Jonathan Seagle

Jonathan SeagleWhen Jonathan discovered that he had a strong interest for helping people living in developing countries, he started doing his research in earnest. During that research he read about CARE and was pleased to note that 90 percent of CARE's expended resources go to poverty-fighting projects. As a result, he has been a loyal CARE donor since 1971when he moved to San Francisco, California.
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"A Stranger Is Only a Friend I Have Yet to Meet"

Phil OsborneIn 2007 CARE lost a great friend and long time supporter. In order to understand the man, it is important to know a little about the journey he took during his life. Philip Osborne was born December 23, 1929 in East Orange, NJ on his mother's 22nd birthday. In 1941, the family moved to Atlanta. Phil graduated from Darlington School in Rome, GA in 1948 and went on to receive...
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A Tribute to Margaret Danzig

Margaret Roth DanzigThere are people who live. And then there are people, like Margaret Roth Danzig, who teach others how to live. Even after her death, Margaret – who exuded compassion and integrity – inspires people to live as purely and selflessly as she did. In her son David's words, "She was the moral compass against which her friends and family measured themselves." Margaret was born in a small town...
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Growing Up in War-Torn Germany

Helga ArndtWhat was it like to live in Germany during World War II? What was it like to receive a CARE package after the war ended? Helga Arndt, a planned giving donor, shares her experience. I was born in 1939 in Germany — the year Hitler started the biggest war of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, we lived in the most industrious part of Germany — the Ruhr Valley, known for an abundance of coal mines...
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Helen Linehan, Pioneer

Helen B. Linehan On April 18, 2007 a gift came to CARE's office from Lapeer, Michigan attorneys representing the estate of Helen Linehan. Attached to the paperwork was a note from her niece, Carol Arena, which read "My Aunt Helen B. Linehan spent time in Africa in the 1980's and became concerned with the lack of clean water available for the children. She is leaving what she can as a bequest to CARE for the purpose of...
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Asya's Thirst for Education

Asya Ali Mzee is a 15-year-old girl who is currently studying at Langoni Primary School, Unguja Island (Zanzibar) in Tanzania. For the first 14 years of her life, she was denied a basic education by her father, a typically traditional man who believed women should be raised to become good wives and housekeepers.
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Kids-Initiated Health Project Impresses CARE Donors in El Salvador

When CARE donors Mary Helen Wegmann and Rosemary Wharton accompanied me on a tour of CARE's work in El Salvador, the country was just recovering from two devastating earthquakes.
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How Care's Expenses are Allocated

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to CARE a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to CARE [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to CARE or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to CARE as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to CARE as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and CARE where you agree to make a gift to CARE and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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