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An Everyday Hero...

An Everyday Hero...
Benefits Future Generations Of Westminster Students!

This is a real story about a real person. He was the sort of man we have all had weave in and out of our lives. Always there singing in the choir, serving as an elder, behind the scenes doing whatever task was needed in the community. He never asked for recognition and usually worked hard at keeping his identity anonymous. So to honor his life of dedication to Westminster College we will tell his story in the same manner. A special thank you goes to his friends and family who shared in telling the story of this everyday hero.

Mr. Everyday, a College alum, always thought of Westminster College with fond memories. The hours spent on campus had been filled with great educational opportunities. However, there were other life lessons in integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility that he would later realize truly shaped his life.

Mr. Everyday was not a rich man in a financial sense. He always felt he had been blessed with family and friends and would gladly share of himself or his resources. So when he learned that a Charitable Gift Annuity could provide him a stream of payments throughout his lifetime and then pass to Westminster College at his death, he was interested.

Mr. Everyday established two charitable gift annuities with Westminster College. These gift annuities provided Mr. Everyday with a constant source of income during his lifetime. Then following his death the funds were released for the charitable purposes he intended. This chart details Mr. Everyday's original gifts, the income he received during his life and the ultimate gift released for Westminster College.

Gift Amount Payments to
Mr. Everyday
Released to
Westminster
$10,000 $13,140 $13,591
$20,000 $20,700 $29,293


These were truly great gifts for both Mr. Everyday and Westminster College. For some people that would have been enough but not for Mr. Everyday because his estate plan had been created to follow the same value structure that he had lived his life. He planned first not to become a burden to his family, second to care for his family and third to help those in need. After caring for himself, his family, and his church, his estate plan indicated to give whatever remained to Westminster College. In all, more than $200,000 in Mr. Everyday's estate has come to benefit future generations of Westminster College students.

So that is how today this everyday man helped break ground on a new dining hall for Westminster College and grow the College's endowment. Because all of these gifts were unrestricted Mr. Everyday touched lives all across the campus through enhanced learning opportunities and improved campus life so today's students, tomorrow's leaders may prepare to live lives of success, significance, and service.

To learn how you can provide for yourself, your family, and leave a legacy through a gift to Westminster College, please contact me.

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