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Link To: National Committee on Planned Giving

LEAVE A LEGACY® Mid-Willamette Valley is a community-wide program organized to promote interest in charitable planning through a will or from an estate. LEAVE A LEGACY® works hand-in-hand with nonprofit groups including social service and arts organizations, churches, hospitals, educational institutions and other philanthropic groups to encourage public support of philanthropic causes.

LEAVE A LEGACY® Mid-Willamette Valley does not solicit contributions, nor does it provide specific estate planning for individuals. Instead, it is a public service to promote the concepts of charitable estate planning. Donors are encouraged to seek out their favorite charities and professional advisors to discuss the donor's specific requirements and plans. We do serve as a community resource and provide general public information on philanthropy. We sponsor activities designed to promote good estate planning through professional advisors and charitable organizations.

2009 Board of Directors

Myrna Alexander Grove, Mueller & Swank PC
Betsy Belshaw Salem Parks Foundation
Gayle Caldarazzo United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Maureen Thomas Oregon Community Foundation
Bob d'Entremont Salem Hospital Foundation
Tom GoldenVirgil T. Golden Funeral Services
John D. HawkinsGrove, Mueller & Swank PC
John R. HawkinsPersonal Chronicles
Karen Schultz Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross
Ted StangUnited Methodist Retirement Center
Jerry ThompsonRetired
Barb Hacke ReschSmith Barney
Matt SenecalWillamette University


We are sponsored by the above organizations, and are affiliated with the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable, the Partnership for Philantropic Planning, the Mid-Valley Development Professionals, Oregon Community Foundation, and the Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council.