Roger knew, shortly after arriving in 1994, Eisenhower would be his family’s desert healthcare home. Before Roger’s spouse passed away last year, the couple had long considered making a major donation to the hospital, but delayed while questioning if they would remain in the desert long-term.
Following his spouse’s passing last year, Roger decided he would remain in the desert. In part to honor his spouse and their original plan, Roger made the decision to donate their long-time home in Rancho Mirage to Eisenhower Health through a Charitable Life Estate.
“To me, it was making the best use of an asset that was paid off to receive the most benefits. In exchange, I not only get to support a hospital I believe in, I gain an immediate tax break and become a 24/7 Recognition member,” he explains.
While enjoying his benefits, Roger also gets to remain in his home for the rest of his life. Following the loss of his partner, the support of Eisenhower’s team of 24/7 nurse advocates has taken on new importance for Roger. He is assured knowing they will always be by his side.
As one of Eisenhower’s inspiring staff of volunteers, Roger now sees and experiences the impact of community philanthropy, including his personal contributions, firsthand.