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Donor Stories

  • Rhonda Heim
    Rhonda Heim
    Rhonda Heim is easily identifiable in the halls at Mercy. She’s the one wearing the signature starched white nurse’s hat you rarely see these days.
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  • Lifelong Connection to Mercy Prompts Generous Gifts
    Lifelong Connection to Mercy Prompts Generous Gifts
    "I'll probably start and end there," Robert Scarpino says about his lifelong connection to Mercy Medical Center and Bishop Drumm Retirement Center.
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  • Stefani Volunteers and Encourages Giving Back
    Stefani Volunteers and Encourages Giving Back
    When it comes to gift planning, few in central Iowa are as versed as Nancy Stefani. Now retired after spending more than three decades in development...
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Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • Reduce Your Taxes with an IRA Rollover Gift
    Margaret was a retired librarian. She had been an active volunteer and supporter of her favorite charity for many years. Margaret saw that her taxes were going up.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • 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.
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  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They had both been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • An Easy Way to Help Our Work with Your IRA
    Daniel was a retired businessman who volunteered for our organization. When we decided to add a new program, he was excited to help in a significant way.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • IRA Rollover: A Gift with Substantial Benefits
    Gary was a retired attorney with a significant IRA and substantial income from investments. He had made IRA rollover gifts in the past three years to his favorite charity and knew the benefits.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their childrens' future.
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  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "Have your cake and eat it too." It's something we say when we can have more than one good thing at the same time.
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  • Cortesios Put Time and Money Where Their Hearts Are
    For more than three decades, John and Barbara Cortesio have tirelessly supported Mercy Foundation and Bishop Drumm Retirement Center.
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  • Planning ahead through Philanthropy: Ilene’s Way of Saying Thank You
    Ilene Borchert was one of 14 children raised on a farm near Melcher-Dallas. “We all had a certain job to do on the farm and knew it was necessary to work together.
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  • A Legacy of Reaching Out
    One of a dozen children born to Irish immigrants,Margaret Hurley spent her life making friends, caring for others and enjoying the best of life.
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  • R. W. and Mary Nelson
    The history behind R.W. (Bud) and Mary Nelson and Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a rich and storied one. The Nelsons have long been associated with...
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