Taimoon and Robert Stewart
Tom’s Circle Supporter Snapshot
A friend gave Taimoon Stewart Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder and told her, simply, “read this.” Once she delved into the book’s contents—which shares the story of Dr. Paul Farmer’s work—Stewart was overwhelmed by the bravery, commitment, and perseverance of those bringing health care to the poor.
“My husband and I felt very strongly that we should help the poor and vulnerable, and not simply turn a blind eye,” she said, explaining their choice to first contribute in 2010, before starting monthly contributions two years later. “Partners In Health’s work is outstanding because of its holistic approach to poverty alleviation, delivering not only health care, but targeting the roots of disease.”
Later, when it came time for Stewart and her husband, Robert, to prepare their wills, they quickly agreed to leave a sizeable share of their estate to charity. When they parsed their list of deserving organizations, they didn’t hedge. “We didn’t even debate it,” she said. “We went straight to PIH.”
To donors weighing a planned gift, but nervous about their finances, Stewart suggests leaving a percentage of their estate—not a dollar amount—for peace of mind.
“There’s a lot of injustice in the world,” Stewart said. “But I have confidence that my money will be used in the most constructive ways possible.”
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