June 1, 2017

Gift Planning in Support of Veterans

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Sarah Howard’s career in higher education has spanned roles such as dean of students and vice chancellor of student affairs information technology. In each of those roles, she valued helping others to grow as one of her highest priorities. 

Recently retired, Sarah is studying to become a certified spiritual coach so she can continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Planning for her retirement provided Sarah with another opportunity for helping. When an adviser suggested she could make philanthropy part of her financial planning, Sarah reached out to Omega to discuss how her gift could have significant impact. 

“I wanted to do something to help our veterans who are struggling with serious issues,” said Sarah, who has long respected the sacrifices of military women and men. As a counselor herself, Sarah sees the tremendous value of the holistic approach of Omega’s Veterans, Trauma, and Resilience programs. 

Upon discussing her intention with Omega’s development staff, Sarah named Omega as a beneficiary of her estate. “Omega’s approach to helping veterans heal is something I believe in. It’s rewarding to me to know I am supporting this important work,” she said.

If you would like information on how to make your own planned gift to Omega, please contact Chief Development Officer Veronica Fitzgerald at If you have already named Omega in your bequest plans, please contact us so we can celebrate and recognize you for making such a heartfelt gift. 

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