Lila Coleman is one of the many who supports a cause she believes with her time and her monetary assets. Lila and her husband, Harry, began donating to Americares soon after its founding in 1982. Since then, Lila has become an active supporter, volunteering in the Stamford, Conn., headquarters whenever she is needed. She recalls the camaraderie, energy and passion within the organization during times of disaster including the South Asia Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and 9/11.
"You receive a far greater appreciation and understanding of the work of the organizations you support by volunteering," said Lila on her experiences as a volunteer with Americares. Both Lila and her husband volunteered in the New Canaan office and in Stamford after the office moved.
Nearly 10 years ago, after witnessing the outpouring of charitable gifts from those all over during times of disaster, Lila and her husband decided to help Americares secure its programs in the future by naming Americares in their wills.
"We chose Americares because the work of the organization is so impressive, and I know that my support is directly benefiting those in need," said Lila.
Lila Coleman is a distinguished member of the Macauley Legacy Society.
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.