For Dave Kutsch, a retired pathologist and former state medical examiner who now lives at a Legacy Estates Retirement Community, the decision to donate to Junior Achievement of Lincoln was simple. “My wife was a volunteer a few years back and was very pleased with the program. I figure, if something pleases my wife, then it must be good.”
Thankfully for us, Mr. Kutch and his wife aren’t the only JA fans at Legacy Retirement Communities. Legacy generously offered to host a series of special dinners for its residents, and invited JA of Lincoln staff, supporters, and students to come and educate residents about the message of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and business ethics that Junior Achievement brings to Lincoln classrooms. Through a free-will donation, residents then gave more than $2,500 dollars to support JA’s programs. Impressed by the generosity of its residents, Legacy added $6,000 to the generous gift– bringing the total donation to over $8,500.
Legacy Retirement Communities Director of Sales and Marketing Greg Joyce, who is also a member of the JA Board of Directors, says as a locally owned and operated business, Legacy sees it as its responsibility to give back. “Our appreciation and support of JA grew as we came to better understand what JA does for our community, and as we were able to see this impact first hand. Legacy Retirement Communities is proud to support locally impacting organizations such as Junior Achievement that are working within our community to make the Lincoln community a better place.”
We’re always so grateful to our local businesses who step up to the plate for the Lincoln community, and there’s no doubt that Legacy and its residents have made an impact. Former district judge and current Legacy resident Bill Blue, who also made a donation to JA, sums it up nicely. “The children deserve a fine program such as this. It makes for a better future.”
We agree! Thank you, Legacy Retirement Communities!