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David and Shirley Fihn

David and ShirleyPDG David and Shirley Fihn (Rotary Club of Detroit Lakes-Noon, MN) funded their first Gift Annuity with Rotary in 1993. They have been so pleased with the benefits that they made a series of gifts to support Rotary and supplement their retirement income. In doing so, they have built a strong legacy and financial security for their family.
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Bill and Linda Richter

Bill and Linda RichterBill and Linda Richter (Rotary Club of Manhattan, KS) knew they were "doing well by doing good" when they made gifts to Rotary that balanced their charitable and financial goals. Rotary's gift annuities provide them with guaranteed payments for life and the satisfaction of knowing the impact of their generosity will continue beyond their lifetimes through Rotary's Endowment.
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Kay Resler

Kay ReslerProtecting babies from unintended harm has been the most meaningful part of being a Rotarian for Kay Resler (Rotary Club of Davis, CA). Kay traveled to Kenya as part of a Global Grant team that provided training and education to medical professionals. This trip helped inspire her to include The Rotary Foundation in her estate plan to ensure that Rotary will always have the resources needed to help communities around the world. 
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Larry and Linda Jubie

Larry and Linda JubieFifteen years ago, PDG Larry Jubie (Rotary Club of Marysville, Washington) took a trip to a remote mountain village in Guatemala that changed his life. Larry and his brother PDG Harvey Jubie (Rotary Club of Marysville) joined a group traveling to the Mayan community of Santa Cruz Barillas for a simple but worthy service project. 
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Greg and Catherine Yank

Greg and Catherine YankPDGs Greg Yank and Catherine Taylor Yank (Rotary Clubs of O'Fallon and O'Fallon Sunrise, Illinois) share a deep commitment to Rotary and their southern Illinois community. In addition to serving District 6510 as Governors, Greg and Catherine are Major Donors and Bequest Society members and have traveled extensively for Rotary projects.
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George and Marian Atwell

George and Martin AtwellFor George Atwell, two long-term relationships in his life began while he was a high school educator: first, he met his wife of 54 years Marian, a fellow teacher, and second, he began a 43-year affiliation with Rotary. While George had made several outright gifts over the years, he was intrigued when he received a Rotary mailing regarding charitable gift annuities.
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Jim and Joann O'Meara

Jim and Joann O'MearaJim O'Meara's introduction to Rotary came in 1994 when his employer invited him to attend a Rotary meeting. "I had just moved to San Diego to start a new career in real estate when Bob hired me," Jim says. "He became my Rotary sponsor and mentor, and for that I am forever grateful."
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Julia Knight

Julia KnightJulia Knight (Rotary Club of Churchland-Portsmouth, VA) is fondly remembered in District 7600 for her energy and her dedication to helping others through Rotary. Julia was the first female president of her club and served as Assistant Governor of District 7600. Through her estate plan, Julia made a gift to establish the Julia Payne Knight Endowed Fund.
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Ray and Yasuko Fields

Ray FieldsRay Fields, and his wife Yasuko, established an endowed fund so their annual gift to Rotary could be assured throughout their lifetime and in perpetuity. "I am a great believer in endowments that forever fund worthwhile projects," Ray explained.
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