Motivated by their faith, John and Deb did something wonderful

Their bequest will help provide faith-based senior housing for years to come!

As a longtime congregant at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, John Denler knew about his church’s financial support of PVM over the years. That’s why he and wife Deb felt so comfortable getting involved — as board members and as Calvin Society members — after hearing PVM Foundation president Paul Miller speak between services one Sunday.

“I think what appealed to me most was that I am at a point in my life and my career where I could afford to give back to the community, and helping seniors – heck, I am one! – seemed to be a great way to do it,” says John, a PVM Foundation board member.

Deb agrees. Motivated by her faith and desire to “give back to the community,” she serves on the board at The Village of East Harbor in Chesterfield, a location her church has long supported. Both she and John have included the PVM Foundation in their will and trust, with Deb’s gift designated specifically for The Village of East Harbor. Their monthly gifts will help sustain PVM’s faith-based senior living communities for years to come.

“I feel I am making a ‘difference’ in people’s lives by my very active participation in the PVM Foundation,” John says. “Contributions, legacy gifts, and grants are the life blood of non-profits. Without them, there is no Presbyterian Villages of Michigan.”

As an attorney who has worked in the fields of retirement and estate planning, John knows planned gifts are not exclusive to the super rich. Anyone can make a bequest – of any size – by naming PVM Foundation in an existing will.

Take it from Deb: “No gift is too small when supporting people in need!” she says.

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