Legacy of Love

Special Thanks to Tierra’s Legacy of Love Donors

The Bartus Family
The Bryan Family
Fortman Trust
Rosalea Garcia
Estate of Patrick Harris
Estate of Lois Hansen
Estate of Mary Ellen Hughes
Shirley & Thomas Mahan
Jennifer & Alan Moses
The Long Trust
June Stanton

A Legacy of Love

With one out of six children being born with developmental disabilities everyday, it’s more important than ever that Tierra is there for future generations. The following families share their thoughts on why making a commitment of a planned gift to Tierra today, enables them to leave behind a legacy that will help others continue to lead a life with value and meaning.

“Tierra’s staff has given my daughter Kathy love, training and guidance for almost 40 years. She has had a good life, and Tierra has been a big part of that. In many ways, Tierra does as much for the families as it does for the clients. There is really no way to repay that. But, by making a planned gift, I know that I’m doing what I can to ensure that others will be able to continue receiving the same happiness that Tierra has given my daughter and me for so many years.”

-June Stanton

“When Robert, our son, entered Tierra’s NEXUS program two years ago, it was an answer to our prayers. We were grateful that such an organization existed, not only for him, but also for the many others, that Tierra helps. We had put off establishing a trust for Robert for some time; but, when we finally did, we knew that including Tierra as part of that plan was the right thing to do. We’d be able to give back and help Tierra continue being there for others like Robert.”

-Shirley & Tom Mahan

“Our daughter Laura has developed and benefitted from the loving guidanace of Tierra’s staff for many years and we are so grateful. I have included Tierra in the asset distribution of my Trust. Laura’s portion will go to the organizations that have cared for her.”

-Dick & Alaine Bartus

“Everyday our special angels live in a world that can often be unkind. But, at Tierra del Sol, they are treated with love and respect, in a caring environment, where they’re encouraged to be the best they can be. There are not a lot of options for our children. By including Tierra del Sol in our will, it’s our way of saying thank you and helping them keep their doors open for years to come.”

-Jennifer & Alan Moses
For more information on ways to support Tierra del Sol through a planned gift, contact Cathy Galarneau, Chief Development Officer, cgalarneau@tierradelsol.org.