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Stories for the Heart

Learn how donors have made an impact through their acts of giving to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

Stories for the Head

Learn how others have given to their favorite charities using special giving methods that may provide tax advantages or even income.

  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • An Easy Way to Help Our Work with Your IRA
    Daniel was a retired businessman who volunteered for his favorite charity. When they decided to add a new program, he was excited to help in a significant way.
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  • Stock Gift that Saves on Taxes
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their childrens' future.
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  • Tax-Free Property Sale and Increased Income
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed Through Sale of Appreciated Stock
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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