George Lord's Generosity to Horizons Inspires Others
George Lord's legacy is having a lasting impact on the LGBTQ community. Through his philanthropy and volunteer work, he modeled "giving back to the community, especially to those less fortunate," says George's best friend and executor of his estate, Mark Cooper. "It was a value George's father passed on to him." George passed away in 2012.
Mark and George were close friends and travel companions for nearly 40 years. Travel was a lifetime passion of George's and he is remembered as an avid cruiser who sailed to nearly every port of call. He and his life partner, Dennis, were well-known in the community for their annual Halloween parties. In addition they volunteered their time at Food for Thought, the Sonoma County food bank dedicated to helping clients with HIV and AIDS. George also served on the board of directors.
According to Mark, "George searched for charities with low overhead and direct impact in the communities they serve." Horizons Foundation was a grateful beneficiary of George's estate.
Mark himself is following in the steps of a man whose legacy of pride has enabled the foundation to support the LGBTQ community in many important ways. "Because of George's influence," Mark is a generous and loyal donor to Horizons' work today.
Give Back to What Matters Most
To learn how you can give back to the LGBTQ community through your Legacy of Pride, contact April Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 398-2333 x114, or go to plannedgiving.horizonsfoundation.org.