Photo courtesy of Maura High and Peter Burian As Maura High and Peter Burian approached retirement age, they wanted to give even more to support PIH. But they did not feel wealthy enough to make a large outright gift. 

Instead, the couple started an annuity. It allowed them to give a gift to PIH, receive a charitable deduction at the time of the gift, and then receive a steady stream of income for life. 

Peter, an undergraduate classics professor, taught Paul Farmer—but his reason for giving is more than the personal connection. “We believe in the extraordinary efficacy of PIH’s work on the ground to save lives and promote health and well-being,” he and Maura say. 

The annuity was the perfect solution. “Along with stable earnings,” the couple says, “you get the satisfaction of making a concrete and lasting contribution to an important cause.” 

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