Los Alamos Historical Society Honors Legacy Donors
Executive Director Heather McClenahan of the Los Alamos Historical Society explained that the Los Alamos Legacy Society is comprised of donors dedicated to preserving and communicating the world-changing history of Los Alamos. She thanked the donors who have designated the Los Alamos Historical Society as a beneficiary of their estate plan.
The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes and communicates the history and stories of Los Alamos and its people for the local community, global audience and future generations. Membership in the Los Alamos Legacy Society is open to anyone who chooses to designate in writing, the Society as a beneficiary of their estate plan.
Lee D'Anna, a member of the Los Alamos Legacy Society, credits former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist Beth Plassmann, for her choosing to select the Los Alamos Historical Society as a beneficiary of her estate plan. The Society maintains an endowment, started through a bequest from Plassmann that provides stable funding for staffing, historic building maintenance, publications and educational programs. Only income from is spent; adjusted annually for inflation, remains intact. Plassmann died in 2011.
"Beth and I worked together on some Laboratory projects," D'Anna explained at Saturday's event. "She supported me in my job as group leader of Wage and Salary and especially EEO Officer. We both had sons we called Joey ... when I saw what she had done to support this effort with her bequest to the Society, I felt like she was tapping me on the shoulder again and saying, 'Lee, there is something I want you to do' ... I could not say no to Beth."
Contributions may be made to the endowment by leaving a designated gift in one's will or a residual percentage of one's estate. Individuals also may make the Society a beneficiary of their life insurance policy.
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