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Here is an example of a recent gift:
The late Henry, “Hank,” Schutt, a longtime Sioux City post office employee and World War II
hero, has left $14,000 to the non-profit Women Aware. The bequest honors the memory of Myrtle Schutt,
Henry’s wife of 63 years, who died in 2011. Henry died on July 11, 2013. After learning of the bequest
through a bank, Women Aware received a letter from Henry’s friend, Walt Halti, who offered details about
Henry served in WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. After recovering from his war injuries, he
returned to Sioux City where he married Minnesota native Myrtle Lang and began his career at the Sioux
City Post Office. The couple had two sons. Both preceded their father in death. “Hank and Myrtle never
asked for much but have reached out to the community to share a lot,” Halti wrote. Mr. Schutt had never
interacted with Women Aware, but he chose to honor his wife by designating funds to a Siouxland non-
profit that helps women.
What can YOU do to support the Siouxland community and the organizations that serve it?
Did you know that by including a charitable gift in your will or estate plan, you can help continue Women Aware’s work well into the future? It’s easier than you think. A simple directive in your will can bring welcome support, and what may seem like a small amount to you can make a big difference. Consider what just 1% of your assets could accomplish!
You can start today:
Make sure you have an up-to-date will (or living trust) that reflects your charitable objectives.
Contact your financial advisor (financial planner, lawyer or accountant) and ask for help inestablishing a charitable gift.
Make your favorite charity a beneficiary of your life insurance, pension plan or IRA. If you choose us, be sure to use Women Aware as the name of the beneficiary.
Organizations you support today – like Women Aware – will also touch the future. They will be creating your vision for a better world long after your lifetime. Their work, and the lives they touch, can be the message you leave.