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We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to AARP Foundation. Here are their stories.

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John Fairval: "I Give Because It Is Right"

Life, from beginning to end, is a fascinating thing. I have been lucky to live what I consider an interesting life.

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Mary Stahl: The Lady in the Blue Chevy

In the final days of my mother's long battle with lung disease, I was ready to let her go. She was suffering too much. I held her hand in the final hours.

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Stephen Franco: "AARP Foundation Helps People Like Us"

When you work with seniors all day, live with seniors, and are a senior, supporting AARP Foundation is an obvious decision. You see their good work in action.

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Tom Tomkiewicz: "It's a win-win situation."

"When you retire, make sure you have enough savings to last you 8 to 12 years." That's what the personnel department told me when I was working in the automotive industry in the 1970s. Back then, that was the normal length of retirement.

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It Can Happen to Anyone: Why I’m Leaving a Gift for AARP Foundation in My Will

Those who know my mother would say she's the last person they would ever expect to see struggling financially. She has an MBA, was a human resources professional for more than 25 years, and works harder than anyone I know.

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Meet Dorothea

As a former accountant, I like to invest in good things — and I know AARP Foundation is a good thing. For me, it's just that simple. There's no question about the return you get on your investment. It's a reliable organization that does good, important work.

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