Your act of generosity, our longevity
With planned giving, you can provide long-lasting support for the Sequoia Hospital Foundation while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.
Leaving a Lasting Legacy at Sequoia
The Sequoia Hospital Foundation was the beneficiary of what was at the time the largest gift in its history when William and Valerie Timekles left a bequest gift of $2,250,000. Mr. and Mrs. Timekles wrote the gift into their will several years before their passings, requesting that half of the gift benefit cardiac care programs and half benefit cancer care. A portion of the bequest was used to establish an endowment fund, ensuring that their legacy of support for Sequoia Hospital and their community would live on.
Their generous gift was an expression of their gratitude for the care they both received at Sequoia Hospital during their lives. With their gift, they recognized the excellent and compassionate work of two former Sequoia Hospital physicians, Gregory C. Robertson, M.D., cardiologist, and Roy R. Deffebach, M.D., radiation oncologist.
Mr. Timekles was a member of the Sequoia Hospital Foundation Board of Directors in its earliest years. He was active on the organizing committee for the Foundation's early golf outings, now celebrating their 32nd Annual Tournament in 2016. He was instrumental in the original purchase and renovation of the Sequoia Hospital Guest House, a valuable resource for patients and their families traveling from out of the area to receive care at Sequoia.
Mr. and Mrs. Timekles demonstrated their commitment to Sequoia Hospital and its future in many ways. Their gift serves as a lasting tribute to their generous spirit, continuing to shape the care we provide to our patients today.
Is a charitable bequest right for you?
We have resources that will help you learn more about bequests. Click here to review sample bequest language. You will see how easy it is to include a bequest in your will or trust.
You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.