Mission Doctors Association

January 2018: A Legacy of Compassion

A Legacy of Compassion

Throughout her long life, Jane Smith touched many lives.  Today, although it is several years since her passing, Jane continues to make a difference. This time the difference is in the lives of thousands of our sisters and brothers around the world.

A Stanford graduate of the class of ‘43 and an extensive traveler, Jane was a lover of history, bridge, travel, and gardening. She was a brilliant and kind woman, and had a large loving family. Jane’s daughter Marcia and her family introduced Jane to MDA, having served short term in Uganda and Guatemala.

On a visit to her home in Santa Barbara, Jane told our Executive Director Elise Frederick that she wanted to leave a gift to support an organization where it would really make a difference. She decided Mission Doctors Association could be the vehicle to do this, to support the mission of sustainable healthcare around the world.

Mission Doctors has used her gift in part to revamp our recruitment strategies and add a second annual Retreat/Seminar at Loyola Stritch in Chicago in the fall. Because of her generous gift, Mission Doctors has been able to recruit and send more Catholic Doctors to serve Christ’s poor around the world.

The last gift she gave to MDA will keep providing health for generations to come. Mission Doctors not only provide patient care, but train local professionals, increasing the quality of care wherever they are serving.

Are you considering leaving a legacy of compassion?  Please consider including Mission Doctors in your estate plans. To receive personalized information about making a bequest or purchasing a charitable gift annuity, please contact Elise Frederick at 213-368-1875 or at efrederick@missiondoctors.org.

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