P R E S B Y T E R I A N FA M I LY S E R V I C E S
Leaving a Legacy with the Lulu Williamson Society “When I was young, I had a lot of people help me,” Jack Davis, 92, of Malvern, said, describing why he and his late wife decided to give a planned gift to Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services. Davis feels strongly that his gift will help young people who may not have positive role models, or an extended family who are active in their lives. “I look back at help from grandparents, aunts, uncles and I Jack Davis of Malvern know what a difference they made in my life,” Davis said. Davis has been a donor to Vera Lloyd for close to 20 years, even in years where he and his wife were living on small incomes. “I left National Lead Barium, where I worked for 28 years, one year shy of qualifying for my pension. My wife was an invalid for many years and I took
care of her, my father-in-law and my mother-inlaw,” Davis said. “Some months, all we had was my wife’s social security payment. I can’t say it was always easy.” During their 52 year marriage, the Davis’ provided housing for girls who were residents at Vera Lloyd and were in Malvern for activities at First Presbyterian Church. He and his wife were also close friends with an alumna of Vera Lloyd. He and his wife designated funds from mature war bonds purchased during World War II to Vera Lloyd, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Goodland Academy in Oklahoma. Vera Lloyd is a beneficiary in Jack’s will, and two charitable gift annuities. “I’m pleased my wife and I decided together to do what we could to help young people,” he said. “We are happy that our gift will help boys and girls at Vera Lloyd.” For more information about how to help Vera Lloyd through a planned gift, contact Melissa Hendricks, Director of Development, at 501-666-8195.
Your Gifts Make a Difference! Many of you know the challenge of making sure your children are clothed, fed, cared for and prepared for school every day. You can imagine what it can be like to take care of 48 boys and girls every day at Vera Lloyd! Your support makes a huge difference in helping youth in our care do well in the classroom and in campus activities. Because of you, Vera Lloyd can provide toiletries, clothes, school supplies, nutritious meals, academic enrichment and recreational activities for youth. It’s easy to invest in the
lives of boys and girls at Vera Lloyd. You can give on-line by visiting veralloyd.org, click on “Make a Gift Now” and complete the on-line form. You can give a recurring gift that will automatically happen each month, quarter or year. You can designate your gift to specific programs and let us know if your gift is in honor or memory
of someone. You can also give by mail at Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services, 1501 North University Avenue, Suite 345, Little Rock, AR 72207 or by phone at 501-666-8195. “It can make such a difference to children in our care to know that someone they’ve never even met cares enough to invest in their lives,” Lyn Whaley, CEO, said. Jack Davis is a wonderful example of how friends of Vera Lloyd can continue their support well past their lifetime.
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services 2014 Spring Newsletter