Prescott, Ariz. - Margaret 'Peg' Rhodes never forgot the people who helped her along the way. These people — her "helping hands" — are some of the many reasons she established the Margaret and Joseph Rhodes Endowment Fund for the Good Samaritan Society – Marley House. It will benefit the Marley House Endowment Fund, which supports important services such as spiritual ministry, compassionate care for those without resources and further education and training for professional staff.
'I want Marley House's mission to continue when I'm gone'
Unlike many of the Marley House's donors, Peg and her late husband of 50 years, Joe, never experienced the hospice home's services firsthand. But after attending the opening of the Marley House in 2010, they were impressed.
"We liked the mission," Rhodes says. "At first, we were giving smaller gifts annually, but later realized all the things that Good Samaritan was doing for seniors in our community." She says her annual gifts will continue, but "I want Marley House's mission to continue when I am gone."
She has included a larger gift to the endowment fund in her estate plans.