We are pleased to give a testimonial as to why we have included United Way of Greater Houston in our estate planning. We have each been involved most of our lives and continue to feel connected to the good work done in our community.
Ann remembers collecting and contributing to the Community Chest (which became United Way of Greater Houston) in elementary school. She became a volunteer as a young adult, serving on various allocations and campaign committees. Ann served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees for many years. She was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2005.
She also chaired the Community Impact committee and is still a member.
Stephen was also an early volunteer, first as a member of the Allocations Committee (now known as the Community Investment Committee), chairing several such panels and later as a member of the Board of Trustees, a co-chair of the Alexis De Tocqueville Committee for two years and, still later, as co-chair of the Community Campaign. Since then he has continued to serve on the Alexis de Tocqueville committee as a volunteer and solicitor.
Ann and Stephen have been annual campaign supporters for more than 40 years, their level rising to be among their largest annual gifts. Deciding to leave a bequest to the United Way Endowment, in order to perpetuate a meaningful portion of their annual gift, seemed a logical step to take so the great work can continue in the future.