Sheila Schwartz admits that she joined Hadassah to meet people.
“When I first moved to Atlanta more than 50 years ago, I had two friends—one with whom I played tennis and one who went to my synagogue,” she recalls.
Sheila was on the lookout for more friends, and quickly found them at Hadassah. She and Stanley, her husband, learned how much good Hadassah does, especially through the hospital.
“We appreciated how the hospital cares for all patients and helps others with their research,” says Stanley, who became deeply involved with Hadassah after retiring. “I got a reputation for being willing to make phone calls, so the Hadassah chapter latched on to me.”
“He was the Hadassah lady in our family,” jokes Sheila. “He was often the only guy on the fundraising committees.”
When one of the couple’ three daughters moved to Israel to raise her family, Sheila and Stanley had more opportunities to see Hadassah’s work on the ground. The couple has been to Israel more than 50 times to see many of their eight grandchildren (and 16 great-grandchildren)!
“Seeing the hospital in person made everything concrete,” says Sheila. When Stanley raised the idea of establishing charitable gift annuities for Hadassah, Sheila was on board.
The Schwartzes now have four CGAs with Hadassah.
“If you want to make a gift that will benefit Hadassah in the future, while also earning some income…(you) might as well do it through a charitable gift annuity,” Stanley points out. “It’s a simple win-win decision.”
With a charitable gift annuity, you support Hadassah now and later. Contact Planned Giving & Estates at (800) 428-8884 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the benefits of this gift that gives back to you.