Leaving a Legacy: Andy Schachtel
PPGC is fortunate to benefit from the generosity of many donors, but some of the most touching are those who leave a legacy. Legacy gifts (also called Planned Giving) have the potential to positively impact an organization far in to the future – if not forever. Ann "Andy" Mollie Schachtel was one of those donors. Andy, a devoted advocate for women’s rights, passed away in May 2020. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Paul Wobbe.
Friends describe Andy as a “pistol” and “unforgettable.”
Andy bequeathed a portion of her estate to PPGC, continuing the staunch support of Planned Parenthood that she showed throughout her life and ensuring that her legacy will not be forgotten.
Paul described his late wife as a “lifelong, rabid liberal,” and when he asked where she might want to leave her estate, Planned Parenthood was the first organization she named. “Giving to Planned Parenthood was Andy’s way of telling gray-haired old white men to stay out of women’s business and their bodies,” Paul said.
One of the easiest ways to make a gift to PPGC is through a bequest in your will; and identifying Planned Parenthood as one of your beneficiaries is an incredibly meaningful way to support affordable, accessible health care for generations to come. By supporting our future with Planned Giving, you leave a legacy of the principles and values most important to you – and help to ensure that Planned Parenthood can continue providing care, no matter what.
For more information on Planned Giving, please contact Rebecca Lamb at [email protected] or visit our website.