Planned Giving

Donor Stories

  • Judith Roos
    Judith Roos
    "Coast Guard members go out everyday to rescue sailors and protect us from drugs and enemies," said Judith Roos, a member of the Coast Guard Foundation's Board of Trustees.
  • Dale and Idamae Gower
    Dale and Idamae Gower
    Idamae and Lionel "Dale" Gower have been passionate supporters of the Coast Guard for decades. So when they learned about the Coast Guard Foundation, there was "no question" about including it in their will.
  • Tom Paligraf
    Tom Paligraf
    For Tom Paligraf, supporting the Coast Guard Foundation does much more than simply provide essential services to Coast Guard members and their families. He served for 4½ years in the Coast Guard as a young man - an experience that strongly influenced his life - and contributing to the Foundation is his way of "giving back."
  • Florence Owens
    Florence Owens
    Florence Owens was dedicated to the Coast Guard Foundation. As the wife of a Coast Guard member, she realized that the Foundation could make a meaningful difference in the lives of men and women in the service. That's why she made her gifts- less than $20 each year- for much of her life.