“I love what I do. I love being able to thank people for their generosity. I love talking to people about the lasting legacy they are leaving.”
This from PSC Planned Giving Advisor Gail Plamus, who has been newly appointed to the role, which includes thanking donors and sharing stories of the difference they’re making.
“People who leave PSC a gift in their Will tell me they’re really wanting to make a difference to future generations and the world in which their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live.”
Many, but not all, have been long-time supporters of PSC which has been supporting and empowering people throughout the lower North Island for more than 100 years.
“Some of these wonderful people explain they don’t have the funds to make donations right now, but a gift in your Will is a way that people can ensure their legacy of supporting their community can live on. It really is something quite special.”
For Gail, who has worked with charitable organisations for more than 20 years, the dual nature of the work PSC does in creating elder-centred communities and supporting at-risk children and whānau is what appeals.
“Supporting people who through no fault of their own find themselves vulnerable is a privilege.”
Gail says bequests can go towards all kinds of things, such as supporting children and families to receive counselling services, to enhancing elders lives in Enliven homes.
When someone makes a bequest, they can determine where or how they want the money to be used.“
Any size bequest, large or small is very welcome,” Gail adds.