Max Izer: Remembering a Forever Friend
Max Izer believed in serving his community and supporting the things he loved. He was a WWII veteran, an elder in his church, volunteered at the local hospital and worked at the same company for 41 years. Most importantly, Max was a devoted husband and father.
Max and his wife, Lorraine, found Good Shepherd when they were looking for a home for their son, Jack, who had complex medical needs. Jack moved to Good Shepherd in 1981. Shortly after Jack's arrival, the Izers became donors and gave generously every year.
After Lorraine died in 1994, Max continued to make the drive from Chambersburg to visit Jack. Max was so grateful to the nurses and staff who provided round-the-clock specialized care for Jack, he established charitable gift annuities to supplement his retirement income and support Good Shepherd.
To ensure his giving would continue forever, Max included a gift in his will to establish the Lorraine and Max Izer Endowment Fund. It provides ongoing perpetual support for all the programs that he and Lorraine cared so much about—resident activities, nursing care and much more.
When Max informed Good Shepherd of his intentions, he said that this endowment gift was a way to express his eternal gratitude to the staff who provided loving care of Jack for so many years.
Is there an important person in your life you would like to honor? Would he or she appreciate your support of Good Shepherd's mission? Contact Jeannette Edwards at (610) 776-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.