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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to the Institute for Creation Research (ICR).

  • Bequests
    David and Sarah have been faithful supporters of ICR for many years. They believe ICR's ministry is unique and vitally important, and wish to support its work after the Lord calls them home.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Mark and Anna were both in their mid-50's when they bought some development land outside town.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Naomi was ready to retire. Naomi owned some stock but was concerned about leaving it in the market where it could go up or down. She needed a secure source of retirement income for the future.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Over the years, with help from their financial advisor, Peter and Rebecca made solid investments in securities and built a sizable portfolio.
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  • Bequests for Scholarships
    Joe and Miriam have been faithful supporters of Institute for Creation Research over the years. They have visited the campus many times and have fond memories of those visits. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage young people.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Leah Jacobson bought a home. She was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it. Over the years, the stock has increased in value many times, but the value has been volatile.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Paul and Rachel Peterson purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done so well that a larger company is now discussing the possibility of buying the smaller company. "We paid about $50,000 for the stock and it is now worth $400,000. If we were to sell the stock we would incur a significant tax bill" said Paul.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary Andrews grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. When Mary was growing up, the farm was out in the country. The city now has grown until the farm is now within the city limits. Several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Reduce Your Taxes with an IRA Rollover Gift
    Margaret was a retired librarian. She had been an active volunteer and supporter of her favorite charity for many years. Margaret saw that her taxes were going up.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Esther Matthews lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Esther found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Andrew 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 to $118,000.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Beth and Tim Adams bought their first home many years ago. As they were landscaping in the yard, painting and fixing up that home, Tim was impressed with the home improvement store.
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  • An Easy Way to Help Our Work with Your IRA
    Daniel was a retired businessman who volunteered for our organization. When we decided to add a new program, he was excited to help in a significant way.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Stephen and Martha focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Aaron and Hannah invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a wise decision.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when John and Elizabeth focus their attention on gift giving. For years, they have created a gift list that includes family members, friends and loved ones.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. His home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000. Jonathan has decided to sell the home and move to a retirement community.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Samuel Ellison was a widower who had a great love for our ministry. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Samuel wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
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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 the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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