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Keeping a Legacy Alive

Mark and Patty Engberg

Mark and Patty Engberg have left a gift in their will for Easterseals to memorialize Mark's sister, Mary Beth, who attended Easterseals camp as a child.

Giving back to an organization that has touched your family personally is a wonderful way to keep a legacy alive. Mark Engberg's sister, Mary Beth, who lived with cerebral palsy, enjoyed several summers at Easterseals camp. Mark realized then the impact that services provided by Easterseals could have on people with disabilities and their families.

When Mark and his wife, Patty, decided to leave a gift in their will to benefit Easterseals, they knew their gift would help people with disabilities—like Mary Beth—for generations to come.

Mark’s sister, Mary Beth, enjoyed several summers at Easterseals camp.

Mark’s sister, Mary Beth, enjoyed several summers at Easterseals camp.

In making their gift, Mark and Patty became part of the Easterseals Legacy Society, which recognizes donors who have let us know that they've left a gift through a will or trust; a charitable gift annuity; a charitable trust; or a gift by beneficiary designation to benefit Easterseals. Currently there are more than 540 members of Easterseals' Legacy Society. "Easterseals has been around for a long time, and with this gift, we're doing our part to make sure they will continue to be around long after we are gone," Mark says. "It is so important that people with disabilities get the services they need."

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