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Paula Schubert
Gift Planning Relationship Manager
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Building a better world for children today and tomorrow....

All of us have a story to tell and a legacy to leave. Below are inspiring stories of faithful supporters like you. Each has included World Vision in their estate plan so they can continue to support World Vision after their lifetime - it's their legacy of love to the world's children.

We want to be remembered for sharing what we were given.
"We want to be remembered for sharing what we were given."

Gerry & Lori Hartzel, Pennsylvania
World Vision partners since 1997

Gerry and Lori have given faithfully to World Vision since 1997, when they sponsored their first child at a Christian concert. The experience of helping one child proved so rewarding that they began sponsoring another child. "This is what Jesus taught us - what you do for the 'least of these,' you do for Him", they explain.

Recently, Gerry and Lori decided to add World Vision to their will. "Whatever our estate is, regardless of how big or small, we've decided to give half to charity," they say. "It's one way to take what we have saved and let it be used in a positive way after we're gone - and by a Christian organization that helps so many!"

"World Vision will be able to put our money to tremendous use to help people in need - which is exactly what Jesus wants us to do.

"We want to be remembered for sharing what we were given. Now we can continue to do just that, even after our death."

Do your current plans reflect the legacy you want to leave?
If you have questions or would like to speak with a member of our gift planning staff, call 1.800.426.5753 or email