• Giving So That All May Receive

    Susan and John Dorr

    Susan and John Dorr

    When asked why they support Susan G. Komen, John and Susan Dorr said, "It is because of the excellent awareness that is provided and, most important, for the research to prevent breast cancer." The Dorrs choose to support Komen's mission through their estate plan.

    "We have seen numerous issues that arise when families don't have an estate plan or will, so we decided many years ago to prepare our plan and wills," the couple said. "We also prefer to make the appropriate decisions on our estate plan while we are still healthy and knowledgeable."

    Specifically, the Dorrs give through an individual retirement account (IRA), which provides added benefits. "I learned that I could gain some additional benefits if I directed our donations from my IRA account," said John. "We had our tax accountant review and advise us on how to proceed. We determined how much we needed to use for our future lifestyle and then we assessed the impact of direct giving on our taxes. It is an easy process."

    And finally, the couple added, "God has blessed all of us with various levels of material and monetary wealth, no matter how large or small. It is ours to manage and use while we are living this life. We can share our blessings with others and help the future generations, whether family or not."

    We are so thankful for our friends John and Susan Dorr.

    Your Gift Ensures Hope for the Future

    We would love to hear from you if you have named Susan G. Komen in your estate plan. Contact Komen Development Department at 1-877-465-6636 or plannedgiving@komen.org to let us know about your long-term commitment to end breast cancer.


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