Sally Lehr Invests from the Heart
Ever since she can remember, Sally Lehr 65N 76MN has loved nursing. Her mother, who began her own nursing career through a hospital diploma program, pushed her to pursue a university degree.
Today, Lehr has two degrees from Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and is a clinical professor teaching a new generation of Emory students the art and science of nursing.
As an affirmation of her lifelong commitment to nursing education, Lehr has made the school a beneficiary of her retirement plan.
"Your money goes where your heart is, and my heart is with Emory," she says.
Lehr's gift is a simple, tax-wise way to strengthen the school she loves.
"In high school, when I was looking for colleges to attend, my dad said, 'You want to go to a school you can be proud of.' The only school I applied to was Emory. Today, when I tell people I work at Emory, I continue to feel proud," Lehr said. "Shared values, countless connections, a sense of ownership, appreciation of our past, commitment to our present and investment in our future-all these, to me, are sound reasons for giving to Emory."
Retirement plans are among several giving options for donors who want to support Emory University. Emory's Office of Gift Planning helps alumni and friends find giving strategies that support their interests while making the most of their assets.
Planned gifts can provide income to donors and heirs, help minimize taxes, and create permanent endowments that link the names of donors or their loved ones with Emory's work.
To learn more, call Emory Office of Gift Planning at 404.727.8875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.