Austin “Gwiz” Gwiazdowski was inspired to learn more about PIH in 2019 after seeing a video from John and Hank Green, the VlogBrothers on YouTube, highlighting PIH’s work in Sierra Leone. He appreciates PIH’s dedicated and consistent approach to bringing high-quality health care to those who need it most.

“Specifically, I like that PIH builds the infrastructure and institutions needed,” Gwiz said. “I love PIH’s commitment to positive long-term outcomes.”

Gwiz is especially passionate about infant and maternal health. PIH’s commitment to supporting vulnerable populations, like mothers and children, inspired him to remember PIH in his estate plan with a legacy gift—a deferred gift by will, trust, annuity, or other accounts. Legacy gifts sustain PIH’s work by allowing the organization to be agile, innovative, and financially resilient.

“I hope to live a much longer life, but I want to make sure that at least some of the wealth I’ve worked for can produce a positive impact even when I’m gone,” Gwiz said. “Of all of the charities I’ve heard of, PIH seems like it will do the most good by far.”

PIH’s legacy society, Tom’s Circle, is named after Tom White. Tom was a PIH co-founder and PIH’s first donor, catalyzing our early innovations to bring health care to those most in need. Like Tom, Gwiz’s legacy will save lives for decades to come.

Learn more about Tom’s Circle, participate in our Tom’s Circle Challenge, or share your gift intention and join the legacy society today! Contact us at or 857-880-5717

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