We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Oregon Health & Science University Foundation or Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Here are their stories.
Giving From the Heart
Debi Coleman embraced innovation her whole life. Now, the legacy she has left behind will endow the Melvin Judkins Professorship, allowing OHSU to continue the innovative research they are known for.
Something to Smile About
Val Brown and Dori Drumm wanted to help students at OHSU School of Dentistry gain experience in rural and underserved communities. Their planned gift will make it possible.
Committed to the Cause
Ruth Layton knows firsthand the devastating effect Alzheimer's disease can have on a person and a family. Her late husband, Rex, received treatment for this condition for seven years at OHSU.
Creating a Legacy of Groundbreaking Research
A legacy of giving first connected Herb and Jeannie Sundby with Oregon Health & Science University. For the Sundbys, making gifts to advance research aimed at treating and curing neurodegenerative diseases was another way to honor Jeannie's family.
NICU Volunteer Gives to Help Babies Thrive
Five years. 3,500 hours. That’s how much time retired office machine repairman Pat Gunnip has dedicated to volunteering in the OHSU Doernbecher neonatal intensive care unit. “I am 70 years old and I enjoy this more than anything I’ve done in my life,” Pat said. “I pick up other volunteers’ shifts when they can’t make it because I love it so much.”
Giving and Receiving
“To start with, the charitable gift annuity is a win/win for the donor and the charity,” stated Verona. “Many of us, particularly women in our later years, have concerns about outliving our assets, about recession and investment losses and about the cost of living outpacing our annual income.
Make a Lasting Statement
Everyone makes statements in life, sometimes consciously and other times without even thinking about it. Whether the statement is wearing a signature color or engaging in community issues, making a statement shows others parts of our true selves.
Gift Honors Mentor and Friend
Dr. Parker created a unique gift, and he embraced a very smart funding mechanism. Utilizing a whole life insurance policy that had provided for the safety of his family during their growing years, Dr. Parker contributed it to the OHSU Foundation to provide the “start-up” funding for the Bennett endowment, thereby utilizing an asset for which he now had little need. He also received a tax deduction for his vision and generosity.
“Love of Dentistry” Leads to Gift
After selling his practice to his associate in 2000, Dr. Goger continued to practice at that same location until he retired in 2005. But that was not the end of the story. Shortly after his retirement, Dr. Goger took up the role of volunteer, putting his dental expertise to good use for those in need.
OHSU Professor Creates IRA Gift to Benefit Research
While there has been significant progress through the years in the treatment of eczema, Dr. Hanifin says there is still more to do. That’s one reason why he has made a gift to OHSU from his IRA to benefit continued research into atopic dermatitis.
Have You Planned by Not Planning?
Did you know that state law specifies how your estate will be distributed unless you have made a will or other legally valid estate plans? In general, under the law of “intestate succession”