Creating a Legacy

Larry and Lois Ruttman

This past fiscal year, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) launched a planned giving program. The new program, Legacy Society, provides the opportunity for supporters to leave a legacy to GBFB by designating a gift through one’s estate. A legacy gift has a measurable impact as it provides the funding for endowments, or specific funds and special initiatives that help to advance our mission to End Hunger Here.

The Legacy Society honors donors who have committed to making a lasting difference for GBFB. In fiscal 2015, we honor Roberta Thall for her decades of support and commitment to helping those in need in our community. The Sayde C. Thall and Abraham Thall Memorial Fund has provided funding to our Senior Hunger Initiative, helping to feed the 1 in 3 seniors at risk of hunger in eastern Massachusetts.

Larry and Lois Rutman join Roberta in funding the Senior Hunger Initiative with their Legacy Society gift. Larry and Lois know that seniors can contribute so much to society in their later years, but they need to be healthy in order to do so. We hope that these gifts are just the start of an initiative that will feed seniors far into the future.