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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

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

  • David Calhoon
    Raised in Sacramento and blessed to be taught at an early age the joy of hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, David appreciated and loved the wild and beautiful lands...
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  • Wood Duck District Manager Thinks Outside the Box
    Life Member Robert Franco has been a part of California Waterfowl for nearly 25 years. Over the years, his passion for wood ducks has led him to volunteer as a District...
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  • Leaving My Legacy
    To help others understand why I've chosen to give to California Waterfowl, I guess it all starts with thinking about what it takes to get a kid to start hunting ducks and geese...
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  • A Passion to Preserve Using Pour-over Wills
    In early Spring I had the opportunity to talk with George T. Kammerer, III,past Chairman of the Board of California Waterfowl and Board member for 18 years.
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  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased his home many years ago for $80,000. The home is now worth $420,000. Jonathan wants to sell his home and buy a condo for $130,000.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Ron and Kathy worked for many years building their nest egg for retirement.
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