Why do people give? A recently-released report identified the primary tenets of generosity according to Americans: how they define it; what it means to them; where their generosity comes from; its importance to society and their expectations. The report also identifies different donor types and how generosity is reported on in traditional media and [...]
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Meet Inspiring Patient: Torie Mugo Fast Facts Location: Aurora, Colorado Overcoming a limb challenge Please tell us about the limb challenge that you faced. Torie: I am a mother, wife, and avid athlete. I was born and raised in Nairobi-Kenya and traveled to the United States at the age of 19 to pursue further [...]
Living Legacy made by Laura and Grant Ford The Limb Preservation Foundation recognizes donors Grant and Laura “Tottie” Ford of Loveland who made an estate gift to support limb-risk patients. “The Fords were incredibly community- and philanthropic-minded people,” notes friend Peg Daley. The Fords gave generously to dozens [...]
To say that the total dollar amount in Americans’ retirement accounts is massive would be an understatement. Accounting for 30 percent of all household financial assets, at the end of 2022 total retirement assets in the United States topped more than $33 trillion dollars, including assets in IRAs, defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s [...]
Meet Inspiring Patient: Gini Thomas Fast Facts Location: Montgomery, Alabama Work title and company: Ambassador with Integrum Overcoming a limb challenge Please tell us about the limb challenge that you faced. Gini: I was involved in a motorcycle wreck on August 12, 2012. My husband was killed instantly, and I broke every bone in [...]
LPF’s Future Steps Society is Committed to Your Charitable Goals The Limb Preservation Foundation’s Future Steps Society is committed to working with you and your family to fulfill your charitable goals, whether those goals relate to making an impact, leaving a legacy, saving money on taxes, expressing gratitude, or a combination of objectives. Many [...]
If you get cross-eyed when you start reading about Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), you are not alone! And, given the December 2022 passage of SECURE 2.0 legislation, changes to RMD rules are especially important to understand if you are involved in charitable giving and have reached the age of [...]
Expert Perspective by Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, MS, Diplomate ACVS Tell us about your involvement with Limb Preservation Foundation. Nicole: In August 2015, I became the inaugural holder of the Wilkins University Chair at Colorado State University, named in honor of Dr. Ross M. Wilkins, who founded the LPF in 1986. Known officially as the “Ross [...]
Perspective from Kristine McGuire, LCSW, CCTP Fast Facts Location: Aurora, CO Job: Licensed Clinical Social Worker at UCHealth Tell us about your work with patients facing limb loss or limb challenges. Why did you choose this line of work? Kristine: My name is Kristine McGuire and I am a licensed clinical social worker at [...]
Ring in the new year with new charitable giving tax laws If you’ve been tracking federal legislation, you’re likely aware that on December 29, 2022, President Biden signed a $1.65 trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA”). A component of this legislation, known as “SECURE 2.0,” includes many [...]