Baylor Health Care System Foundation

Personal Donor Stories

We thank all our planned gift donors for their generous support.

Charitable gift annuities leave memorable mark
In 1969, Belva Becker met her new boss. He would eventually become her husband, Bill Becker. They developed a successful working relationship and became business partners in 1976 with the opening of Becker and Morrow, a wholesale shop specializing in women's designer fashions at the Apparel Mart in Dallas.
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Meaningful estate gift to help others breathe easier
"Wanda and I wanted to make this gift in support of the Martha Foster Lung Care Center and Dr. Millard's pulmonary research in the hope that other patients with respiratory illnesses will be able to benefit and live more productive, healthy lives too," said Collins Burton.
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Virginia and Don Sillers know smart way to give IRA
Foundation board member Virginia (Ginny) Sillers and her husband Don recently named Baylor as a beneficiary of their IRA. The Sillers' gift will establish the Donald A. and Virginia (Ginny) Sillers Endowment for Baylor.
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Levitts find gift annuities a "win-win"
"We were looking for good investments but also wanted to give back to Baylor," said Mike Levitt. "We were a little apprehensive about a gift annuity at first but after our first one, we saw the advantages tax benefits, income and being able to help Baylor."
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Pitman gives back through planned gift
Sandra Pitman knew she wanted to leave her estate to Baylor Health Care System. Her only question was to which department.
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Dr. Noteboom's gift lets him keep giving, teaching
Dr. Noteboom, a retired pathologist, passed away in 2011, leaving a $350,000 gift to Baylor Health Care System Foundation.
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Gift honors doctor by funding chair in his name
In the early 1990s, Robert Mennel, M.D., played a large part in the last two years of Mary Alice Worsham's life, treating her as she struggled with treatments for leukemia.
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Foster-Skiles gift to fund healing garden
A generous gift of $3 million from the estate of Martha Foster-Skiles will provide a place of solace for those engaged in the fight against cancer.
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