Donor Stories

Mark Barbaro. Link to his storyMark Barbaro
When Mark Barbaro sold his paving company, he established a charitable gift annuity and a donor-advised fund to support Mount Vernon and reduce a large tax burden.
Arnold and Ann Leftik. Link to their storyArnold and Ann Leftik
Arnold and Anne Leftik consider Mount Vernon to be “America’s Mecca.” Their gifts of books and a monetary bequest will help it continue to be a place for young people to find out what America is about.
Shirley Scafetta. Link to her storyShirley Scafetta
Shirley Scafetta is using a charitable gift annuity to support Mount Vernon while honoring the woman who raised her to appreciate American history: her mother.
Unger_sm.jpgHarlow Giles Unger
Historian Harlow Giles Unger has taken advantage of new IRS rules allowing donors aged 70½ or older to make qualified charitable distribution gifts from their IRAs to fund Mount Vernon charitable gift annuities.


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