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Elisabeth and Richard Waugaman

For decades, Elisabeth and Richard Waugaman had been longtime hunger-relief champions, supporting local food banks near their home in Potomac, Maryland. Driven to amplify their impact, the Waugamans sought ways to help people facing food insecurity beyond their region.

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Scott and Linda Wolpert

For more than a decade, Scott and Linda Wolpert have been dedicated supporters of Feeding America and our mission to end hunger in the United States. Married in 1985 and parents to four children, the couple was aware that people across the country faced hunger—from stories in the media and what they’d each learned from their parents growing up.

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Lindsey Lester-Brutscher

It was during her military career that Lindsey's support of hunger relief began. As a military member, she contributed to the Combined Federal Campaign—the workplace giving program of the U.S. federal government.

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Lynn and Martin Bloom

Friends and partners of Feeding America, Lynn and Martin Bloom started a charitable gift annuity with Feeding America and have generously contributed for more than 20 years to support an end to hunger in America.

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Mary Thielemeir

For 50 plus years, Mary Thielemeir has volunteered, served on nonprofit boards, and provided leadership and support to humanitarian, educational and healthcare organizations close to her heart, including Feeding America.

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Jason Schmidt

If there is one thing that small-business owner Jason Schmidt understands, it is family. He has been a part of his family’s business, Home Telephone Co., most of his life.

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Don and Beth Ballard

Houston engineers Beth and Don Ballard have consistently supported Feeding America in the fight against hunger for well over a decade and made the decision to include the organization as a beneficiary in their will.

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Dr. Sonya Woods Anderson

Dr. Sonya Woods Anderson, a longtime supporter of Feeding America, recalls being shocked when she heard about the magnitude of the problem of hunger in our country.

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Steve Zeder

Feeding America is grateful to have spoken to Mr. Zeder about his commitment to hunger relief. Empathetic and humble, this servant leader puts faith into action, helping to feed the hungry in his community and beyond.

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Ellen and Harold Radday's Story

Ellen and Harold Radday began supporting Feeding America in 1998. After Harold's passing in 2011, Ellen faithfully continued donating to our organization.

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Robert Voiss

After giving his support to Feeding America for a number of years, California bed-and-breakfast owner Robert Voiss said it was an easy decision to include the organization in the planning of his estate.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Feeding America a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Feeding America, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Feeding America or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Feeding America as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Feeding America as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Feeding America where you agree to make a gift to Feeding America and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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