Hillary Oppmann '89 Gives to Build a Better Future Today
Hillary Oppmann '89 doesn't own a car. This mother of two walks, bikes and takes public transportation to get around her hometown of Minneapolis, Minn., where she works as a community organizer in implementing watershed and green garden conservation projects. Hillary also is working toward a brighter future with a bequest set up to benefit Hathaway Brown.
"Having children and writing a will caused me to think about the resources I have and where I want them to go. It is important for me to give in a way that will benefit future generations," Hillary says. "And HB is near and dear to my heart."
Hillary is one of the younger members of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society, a group of individuals who have remembered HB through a bequest, charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, or by naming HB as beneficiary of their retirement accounts or life insurance policies.
She seldom talks about HB without speaking of her mother, Lydia Bruner Oppmann'62, and her sister, Polly Oppmann Fredlund '92.
"My mother was engaged as a volunteer at school while my sister and I were there. After my parents' divorce, the school assumed an even more central role in my life," Hillary says. "Often my sister and I would stay after school with one of our favorite teachers, Phyllis Hayes Grumney. She had us writing poems and doing other literary activities. HB felt like it was part of my family."
Recently, Hillary joined her mother and sister at HB as they celebrated their 50th and 20th reunions. She was amazed at the opportunities presented for today's students and happy to see how the school is thriving.
"I've grown up with the idea that you give back time and resources to organizations that you value," she says. "HB is among the small group of nonprofits that I've selected to be on that list."
A bequest can allow you to leave a portion of your estate to HB and this gift can be added to your will in as little as one sentence. To find out more about bequests or other planned giving options, please contact Terry Kurtz at 216-320-8799 or email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about our mission, click here.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.