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Planned giving--creating a legacy for the NWHN.

Membership is the backbone of the NWHN. Our different membership levels include Collective Legacy members, who have chosen to include the NWHN in their estate planning. Estate gifts do more than just support longevity of the NWHN's important work (although that support is crucial!)--they create a legacy of each donor's own commitment to women's health.


If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Victoria Heckler, NWHN's Director of Individual Giving, at 202.682.2640.

Here is a personal story from Pat Gold, a Collective Legacy member, describing in her own words why she chose planned giving as her way of showing her commitment to women's health:

I have been an activist since childhood. In fact, my family were involved in union affairs when I was growing up. I was born in New York, and moved to Boston in 1959. I am a Registered Nurse, certified in Gerontology. I also worked in many other areas of nursing.

I have been a NWHN member since its inception and have participated on several of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective projects, including OBO5 and Older Women's OBO5. I served twice on the Boston Governor's Task Force Commission for Women and have known all of my life that women have never received equal health care as their male counterparts.

I always thought that the NWHN has represented women's health concerns in a smart, fair and impartial way. Therefore, I decided in my planned giving to make them a recipient when I am no longer here so that their valuable work can continue. I encourage you to consider doing the same!

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Title Annotation:National Women's Health Network
Publication:Women's Health Activist
Date:May 1, 2011
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