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Donald L. Neyer, center, with Nancy Schwandner, Donor Relations & Volunteer Services Manager at Twin Lakes,and Dan McManus, Executive Director Life Enriching Communities Foundation.

LEC Residents Honored With 2016 Voices of Giving Award

Congratulations to our 2016 Voices of Giving award winners Rev. Dr. Joseph and Blanch Graham and Donald L. Neyer. Voices of Giving is an annual event that allows Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council members to recognize philanthropists who have made a bequest or other planned gift. It specifically celebrates the generous spirit of these philanthropic individuals whose gestures help to ensure the long-term welfare of the many local non profits which make our community so special.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph and Blanch Graham
Nominated by: Life Enriching Communities - Twin Towers

Joseph and Blanch have supported Twin Towers prior to retirement, as well as today. Their involvement initially came about when Joseph was appointed minister to First United Methodist Church in Hamilton, Ohio and came to visit his members who resided at Twin Towers. In 1983, he was appointed administrator at Twin Towers and retired in 1996. It was during his tenure as administrator when they made their original planned gift as a role model to others. Since 2012 when they moved in, they have also contributed through volunteering and resident leadership; and continue to generously give financial gifts throughout the year.

Donald L. Neyer
Nominated by: Life Enriching Communities Foundation – Twin Lakes

A resident of Twin Lakes with his wife, Phyllis, Don enjoys giving of his talent, time and resources to benefit their friends and community. He serves on Twin Lakes’ Finance Committee, as chair of the Central Campus for the past three years, and as a donor and adviser to the completion of a one-mile paved path between its North and Central campuses. Currently, Don serves on the Twin Lakes Expansion Committee and has pledged a significant gift to the fundraising efforts toward the construction of the Shirley M. Davies Community Center at Twin Lakes. As a member of the leadership team, he has worked diligently to secure gifts to help reach a goal of $1.5 million for the project, leading by example with a significant gift.

This is not the first time Don has been recognized for outstanding efforts. Last year, he received “The Outstanding Caregiver of the Year” Award from The Hamilton County Council on Aging.

The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Members include persons who raise funds for nonprofit institutions, consultants, and professional advisers who work in a variety of legal and financial settings — people whose life work is helping others LEAVE A LEGACY® through a planned gift to the charities they love.

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