A Donation that Goes Beyond the Here and Now

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A Message from Janet Solberg

My name is Janet Solberg and I’ve been working with the Stephen Lewis Foundation for many years. At my age, I can’t help but think about wills and legacies. In my own experience, making a will is a thoughtful process. I had to take into account what I care about, whom I care about, and where my hard-earned money will be going. And after all my closest ones were accounted for, I started to think about a donation that goes beyond the here and now, and beyond my own intimate circle of family and friends.

That led inexorably to my decision to make a donation to the Foundation. And not just because I happen to work here, but because I know that the money will be allocated with care and due diligence! That it will go to our African partners on the frontlines of the global AIDS epidemic. And that they will use it with all the expertise and knowledge at their command.

“I know that the money will be allocated with care and due dilligence! That it will go to our partners on the frontlines of the global AIDS epidemic. And that they will use it with all the expertise and knowledge at their command."

—Janet Solberg, Senior Advisor, Stephen Lewis Foundation


The AIDS epidemic is not over, not even close. The work of our partners – as they save lives, resurrect families, transform communities – remains crucial, indispensable, and reaffirming of life itself. This work must and will continue for generations to come. It’s a legacy of change and hope, and I am proud to be part of it.

Janet Solberg
Senior Advisor
Stephen Lewis Foundation

P.S. In the spirit of total transparency, let me say that I am Stephen Lewis’ sister. Proud of that as well! 


A Message from Margaret Wright

Since I started working at the Stephen Lewis Foundation over ten years ago, I have witnessed communities affected by the global AIDS epidemic returned from the brink through the care, innovation and courage of grassroots organizations. Where there was once devastation, there is now a return to resilience and life. But there is still so much that needs to be done. Even if the cure is found tomorrow, the scars of the last 30 years will not heal overnight. The work of community based organizations needs to continue for many years to come. I believe in this work, that’s why I’ve included the SLF in my will; so that my support remains as steadfast as their commitment.

Margaret Wright
Director of Operations Legacy Giving
Stephen Lewis Foundation

Contact Margaret Wright to learn more:
1.888.203.9990, ext. 235
mwright@stephenlewisfoundation.org

Or visit us online at:
www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/legacy-giving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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