Meet Our Donors
Myron and Patsy Holm
Myron and Patsy Holm understand that one couple can make a difference that will impact many lives and even generations. It is because of their desire to make a difference that the Holms have taken an active role in many new efforts of LFCS over the years.
In 1992, they assisted LFCS in launching the CALL mentoring program for at risk youth. "LFCS gives our family an avenue to help us help others," Patsy shares.
As part of their involvement, Myron and Patsy made a charitable bequest to LFCS in their trust. They made a bequest gift because "LFCS and other organizations are doing something important for people who need help." The simple process of including LFCS in their trust happened when Myron and Patsy updated their estate plan with their attorney. Charitable gifts designated through wills, trusts and insurance policies have always played an important role in supporting LFCS.
Myron and Patsy are proud members of LFCS' bequest recognition group, the Buenger Society. They feel content knowing that LFCS will be "doing something important with our money after we are gone."
~ Myron and Patsy Holm, St. Louis
Nancy Wischmeyer Besemer & Bill Wischmeyer
"Four generations of our family have been blessed to witness Lutheran Family & Children's Services and its antecedents make a real difference in people's lives. We are proud that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, each in their own way, helped sustain the work of LFCS. We want our children and grandchildren to remain connected to the wonderful work LFCS does to create healthy children and families. We wanted to leave a family legacy. With the help of LFCS' staff, we created a family endowment fund, ensuring our financial support for years to come."
~ Nancy Wischmeyer Besemer & Bill Wischmeyer, St. Louis
Meta and Mel George
"LFCS offers a wide range of services that provide help and hope for both children and families. Those services include supporting birth mothers and their children, offering foster care, mentoring young parents, and creating "forever families" through adoption.
We have personally known at least two families who have been blessed with children through adoptions facilitated by LFCS. We have shared in their joy as we have watched those children thrive in a safe and nurturing environment.
As long-time cheerleaders for LFCS, we have supported the agency in several ways. Among them is a planned gift through a deferred annuity, which not only provides some income every month for us but will eventually benefit the agency as well, with a more substantial gift than we could otherwise have made. That's a win-win situation that leaves us with a very good feeling!"
~ Meta and Mel George, Columbia
Christie and Larry Tietjen
"Our connection with LFCS has enriched our lives over the years. We are grateful knowing that we've been able to make a difference in people's lives through LFCS's work. Including LFCS in our estate plans will allow us to continue to make that difference for generations to come."
~ Christie and Larry Tietjen, St. Louis
Rev. Larry Neeb
"The best way to help the clients of LFCS is to ensure that the agency will be able to continue its mission, even long after I am alive to witness it. I took a few extra steps beyond my usual contribution and created a Charitable Remainder Trust, giving LFCS financial support it needs for years to come."
~ Rev. Larry Neeb, St. Louis