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Donor Stories

  • Invested in the Valley Community
    Invested in the Valley Community
    On Broad Street in Waverly, N.Y., sits Ted Clark's Busy Market - a family-owned grocery store with roots that run deep in the Valley community.
  • The Heart Behind the Mission
    The Heart Behind the Mission
    Jennifer Wittie works in Guthrie's department of Information Technology (IT) as a report writer.
  • Giving Back to Troy
    Giving Back to Troy
    Nestled in the rolling hills on the outskirts of Troy, Pa., is Cummings Lumber Company, a third-generation, family-owned business.
  • The Taylors
    The Taylors
    The Taylors are world-travelers who have experienced great success in business and know the value of a wise investment.
  • The Establishment of the
    The Establishment of the "Dr. John M. and Mrs. Betty A. Thomas Endowment Fund"
    Guthrie's commitment to continuing the education of physicians is long-standing.
  • The Ioccos
    The Ioccos
    Dave Iocco became a Corning Hospital board member in 1982, and has been a long-time supporter of many community organizations.
  • The Dunns
    The Dunns
    Henry and Sarah Dunn have run successful businesses in the Valley for years. But they are equally proud of their health care system.
  • The Smiths
    The Smiths
    Long-time Guthrie trustee Howard Smith and his wife Olynda are busy every day with their small farm and a loving family of children and grandchildren.

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
  • Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
    Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small town, Patricia is ready to retire.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.
  • 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 and built a sizable portfolio.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with her home, she bought stock in the company that built the home.
  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They both had been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done well.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Luis 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 in value.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought a vacant lot along Lake Michigan many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family 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.
  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of Guthrie and makes regular gifts to support our work.
  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Guthrie held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock.
  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased his home many years ago for $80,000. The home is now worth $420,000. Jonathan wants to sell his home and buy a condo for $130,000.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Cynthia spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.