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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Frank Babka -  Beneficiary Designation
    Frank Babka - Beneficiary Designation
    Frank Babka was born in Kewanee, Illinois. His parents, Ed and Virginia, founded Babka Publishing Co. in 1957 and shortly thereafter published their first...
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  • Nancy Kaehr - Endowment Gifts
    Nancy Kaehr - Endowment Gifts
    When people at CARE think of Nancy Olmsted Kaehr, they instantly think of her radiant smile, her sincere warmth and her whimsical spirit. Nancy, who passed away in October 2018, was one
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  • Martha Corkran - Bequests
    Martha Corkran - Bequests
    Martha Corkran was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland. Her father's mother was raised in Great Britain and came to the United States...
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  • Dr. Robert P. Burchard - Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    Dr. Robert P. Burchard - Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    Dr. Burchard was born in Manhattan and grew up in New Jersey. He received his Bachelors and Master's degrees from Brown...
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  • Jonathan Seagle - Bequests
    Jonathan Seagle - Bequests
    Jonathan Seagle remembers making his first donation to CARE in support of a water project in Ecuador in honor of his parents...
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  • Peter and Mary Fran Libassi -  Charitable Gift Annuity
    Peter and Mary Fran Libassi - Charitable Gift Annuity
    Peter and Mary Fran Libassi give new meaning to the word philanthropist! They have generously supported many causes that are important to them, including several endowed funds, donations of...
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  • Albert Podell - Bequests
    Albert Podell - Bequests
    Albert Podell is a former magazine editor, advertising executive, trial attorney, and documentary film producer and director who has...
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  • Helga Arndt - Gift Annuity
    Helga Arndt - Gift Annuity
    What was it like to live in Germany during World War II? What was it like to receive a CARE package after the war ended?...
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  • Eileen Augustyn - Increasing Your Income
    Eileen Augustyn - Increasing Your Income
    Eileen Augustyn was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. Against her mother's wishes, she married at age 19. In 1952, her husband was...
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  • Bobbie Lord - Gift Annuity
    Bobbie Lord - Gift Annuity
    Bobbie was born in Portland Maine. While young her family traveled extensively. She attended Goucher College where she majored in...
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  • Albert Petschel - A CARE Donor Story
    Albert Petschel - A CARE Donor Story
    The Petschel family originally moved from Germany to Yugoslavia in 1783. The Austrian government offered people tracts of land for people to farm...
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  • Nancy Leginski - Charitable Gift Annuity
    Nancy Leginski - Charitable Gift Annuity
    Nancy Leginski was born and raised in Chicago and continues to live in her family's home. She attended Mundelein College...
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