Karen and Bob Croce: "We have always felt that the United Way was the best way to support the community’s needs. It seemed like the right thing to do to provide the funds to the United Way Foundation to sustain our gift in perpetuity.” - Bob Croce Tara and Steve Pinnacoli: “We’re raising our family in Martin County. We want our community to thrive for them and for their future.” Meg Bradley "The reason I began and continue to give to the United Way is that I like the idea of donating my money to United Way's basket of services - especially when I know 100 percent of my donation stays local. My family set the example for me and I'm hoping through the creation of my Charitable Remainder Trust, of which the United Way Foundation is one of the beneficiaries, that I've set a good example for my children." Bill Lichtenberger: "It is important that those of us who have the means help those less fortunate. The United Way does a good job of finding those people and organizations with the greatest need.” Betsy Herold: "Having been involved with non-profits for many years, as a donor and board member, I have realized the need for planning for the future. This is exactly what UWMC has done with the formation of their Foundation. It will assure that the important work they do can continue even in down times." Dennis Longstreet: "We don't know what the future will bring. But what we do know is that a strong United Way leads to a strong community. And our Foundation focuses on ensuring that this strength continues for generations to come." Bob Weissman: "I've been involved with United Way of Martin County for more than 25 years and have come to learn that this United Way is a blessing to our community. Unfortunately, the needs of the community are greater than the amount of funds that the annual campaign can raise. With that in mind, the Foundation was founded to create an endowment to make up for any shortfalls in perpetuity." Our generous Foundation donors have invested to help us continue to solve our community's toughest health and human service problems well into the future.