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Compassion for Others Comes Full Circle
When Patty Wilson established the Margaret Mann Wilson Endowment Fund as part of a bequest from her living trust, she was honoring her family's name and their tradition of philanthropic support while preserving the memory of her beloved daughter.
Margaret Mann Wilson was the adopted daughter of Dr. Edwin B. and Patty Wilson. She was abandoned by a couple passing through Fort Worth, and the Wilson's adopted her at three months old. Facing myriad health concerns, including congenital heart and respiratory problems, Margaret was treated at the old Fort Worth Children's Hospital.
The Wilsons knew the importance of philanthropic giving, and Patty, being a registered nurse, understood the value of high-quality medical treatment and had many good memories of the compassionate care given to Margaret over her short fifteen years.
During their lifetimes, the Wilsons supported Cook Children's through their donor advised fund. After Edwin's death, Patty's nephew, Charlie McCall, was instrumental in helping her set up the Margaret Mann Wilson Endowment Fund to benefit the cardiology and pulmonology programs at Cook Children's Health Care System. Patty's nieces, Barbara McCall Anderson and Kathye Elizabeth McCall are advisors to the fund, helping Cook Children's to continue their aunt's legacy.
Charitable giving through a bequest often originates in a will or trust and can be made at any time. Determining your family values and placing philanthropic support there perpetuates those values well beyond your lifetime.
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