Legacy Donors & Partners - The gift of caring!
DR. MUSUNURU'S PLEDGE TO CARES MISSION
"After serving on CARES Board of Directors for 20 years, and now as an Emeritus Board Member, I am very familiar with the benefits this non-profit agency offers. As a nationally recognized cardiologist and co-founder of the Heart Institute Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, I recognize the importance of CARES mission in our society. I believe in this mission and have been CARES’ top donor for 20 years. In order to support the services and programs they offer to our community, I will continue my pledge to work with CARES in fundraising efforts and as a loyal philanthropic contributor.
I look forward to working with CARES on any project that will bring services to elderly people in need, delivered with the respect and dignity they deserve. Let’s work together to build a better community." — Rao Musunuru, M.D.
MARGOT HOGLIND As a widow, Margot became fond of going to CARES Elfers Center. At 85, she started attending the Light Exercise Class and made many friends along the way. She looked at CARES as her family and generously supported their programs; allowing many seniors to continue to receive vital services and enjoy the social aspect of gathering at CARES Enrichment Centers.
Margot was a blessing to our community through her generous contributions and philanthropic support of seniors. During her life, estate planning helped her live a legacy as well as leave a legacy. Her donations included annual gifts through charitable annuities as well as future plans for real estate and insurance bequests. With her passing in 2019, Margot fulfilled the dream she shared in life with her husband, Ivar Hoglind; the dream of helping others.
NANCY KALINOWSKI In the 12 years affiliated with CARES, Nancy would help wherever was needed and volunteered in many roles. In her last position, Nancy was a key volunteer for CARES Travel Club, Hudson office, which she loved and generously supported.
Nancy often spoke of the times she was a caregiver for her husband who passed in 1999. She said, "After that, my children were grown and I needed to find a purpose in my life. I ended up at CARES in Hudson and found my purpose. CARES understands us (widows); that we need a little extra pat on the shoulder, a little hug from someone; that's the emotional support, they're wonderful.” A generous cash bequest was gifted to CARES on her passing in 2018. Her legacy of caring was realized.
Share your dream through Legacy Giving
If you’ve ever had a dream to make the world a better place, you will want to learn more about legacy giving.
The first thing that most people discover is that you don’t have to be one of the world’s rich and famous to leave a legacy gift. Planned giving can be made by donors of all financial standing.
By including CARES in your planned giving, you will have the satisfaction and joy of knowing that your legacy will remain to help vulnerable seniors, caregivers and families in need. Your dream to provide better care for the elderly, create a more loving community, give back to others, and help the less fortunate will be fulfilled!
Celebrating Seniors Sponsors
- HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Medical Staff
- HCA Florida Trinity Hospital Medical Staff
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, Dade City, Zephyrhills
- HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital and HCA Florida Trinity Hospital
- DC Johnson & Associates, Inc.
- Gregory Gay, Esquire
- Hudson Rotary Club
- Jennifer Gardens Assisted Living &
- Memory Care
- Merrill Lynch, Albert Shreck
- Pasco-Hernando State College
- Rotary Club of New Port Richey
- Ryman Construction
- The Concourse Council
CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D.
Enrichment & Activity Center
12417 Clock Tower Pkwy. Hudson, FL 34667
CARES Elfers Senior Center
4136 Barker Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34652
CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center
6640 Van Buren St. New Port Richey, FL 34653
CARES Crescent Senior Center
13906 5th St. Dade City, FL 33525