DONOR STORIES: CHARITABLE TRUSTS

A TRUST BEFITTING THE WINNING CIRCLE

He nurtured Secretariat. Now his income-producing trust nurtures his community.

Bobby Gentry grew up on a farm, so it was no surprise that he studied agriculture at Bluefield College. The surprise came later, when he followed his passion for horses. Having knowledge of horse breeding, Bobby joined his uncle and staff at The Meadows. Together with the Chenerys, they produced the Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.

Bobby experienced the thrill of racing history—but he and his wife, Joyce, realized that with victory came responsibility. Just as Secretariat ran with endurance to win the race set before him, the Gentrys decided to set a course for their financial resources that would ensure “life victories” for others.

Working with Virginia Baptist Foundation, the couple funded a trust with the gift of a home. scholarships for Bluefield College and Piedmont Community College, supports their church and helps fund a local food bank.

Bobby and Joyce’s income-producing trust demonstrates that financial resources can become powerful blessings when used for the benefit of others, in this world and the next.

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DONOR STORIES: CHARITABLE TRUSTS

Live Once. Give Twice.

Jesse and Irma Owen, always generous in life, remain generous stewards even after their deaths. They discovered how to give it twice, which multiplies their impact in perpetuity.

The Family Farm

Yesterday, a family farm provided rich memories for Joyce Ailstock. Today, it provides her an income stream, and tomorrow it will support her three favorite charities.

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