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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving.

  • Gift of Real Estate
    Gift of Real Estate
    Pauline Wright's dedication to her community will continue for countless generations to come, thanks to a bequest left in the care of...
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  • Testamentary Funds
    Testamentary Funds
    Bonnie Pfennighaus and Louise Baraw, both career nurses, love the Outer Banks, and were looking for a way to make their mark on a...
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  • Designated Funds Show You Care
    Designated Funds Show You Care
    Is there a local nonprofit you care deeply about? Setting up an endowed organization fund is an excellent way to support a cause...
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  • Create a Donor-Advised Fund to Honor a Loved One
    Create a Donor-Advised Fund to Honor a Loved One
    Frank and Lynda Hester established the Hester Family Legacy Fund in 2011 to honor Naomi Collins Hester, whose lifelong service and...
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  • Bequest Helps Generations of Students
    Bequest Helps Generations of Students
    You may recognize Dorothy Luedemann's name from the art she created throughout her life, including those hand-colored maps of the...
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  • Charitable Remainder Trust Lets Donors Give and Receive
    Charitable Remainder Trust Lets Donors Give and Receive
    Diane and Nelson Henderson retired to the Outer Banks after raising a family and enjoying interesting careers in and around our...
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  • Gifts to Charity From IRA Are Tax-Advantaged
    Gifts to Charity From IRA Are Tax-Advantaged
    Ed and Carol Cowell have enjoyed life on the Outer Banks for many years, and were motivated to show their abiding affection by...
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  • Bundled Gifts May Ease Year-End Tax Burden
    Bundled Gifts May Ease Year-End Tax Burden
    If you have some flexibility in your budget, and you normally give each year to your favorite charities, you might consider combining the...
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  • Time to Sell Rental Property? Avoid Taxes with This Gift Strategy
    Time to Sell Rental Property? Avoid Taxes with This Gift Strategy
    You've had a beach cottage for a number of years and it's served you well, appreciating in value and providing steady rental income...
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