Leave A Legacy

Many donors demonstrate their commitment to Point Foundation and its future through bequests in their wills. Point Foundation works with these legacy donors and their executors to create a program that meets both the needs of our scholarship recipients and the wishes of the donor. Past bequests have been used to create named faculty lecture series and mentoring programs in addition to named and alumni scholarships, ensuring recognition of the donor’s generosity endures for generations to come.

If you have general inquiries about the Point Foundation Legacy Circle program, please contact David Garza, Development Director East, via email or 212.512.7396, or Adam Crowley, Development Director West, via email or 323.933.1234.

If you have specific legal questions about preparing your will or estate, please contact Susan Von Hermann, Esq. via email 

View sample bequest language and a simple form to notify Point of your estate plans

SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. WALTER M. DECKER

 

Dr. Walter M. Decker
Dr. Walter M. Decker

Dr. Walter M. Decker

Point would like to acknowledge the generous gift of over $3 million bequeathed in the will of the late Dr. Walter M. Decker, a courageous supporter of the organization who died in 2004. Dr. Decker was an accomplished radiologist and was compelled and inspired by the example of Point Scholars who, in the face of discrimination, had the courage to honestly present themselves in the world. Until late in his life, Dr. Decker did not feel the freedom to do the same. In supporting Point Foundation, he felt strongly that he could help young people overcome the prejudice and discrimination that he feared at the same age in his life. In his experience, education was transformative, and he believed that his support of Point Foundation would help improve the lives of others by providing access to education and other opportunities.

His support has incredibly impacted Point and through his generous donation, John Downey Jr., Point Scholar of the 2004 class, was awarded the first Walter M. Decker Point Scholarship. Like Dr. Decker, John Downey Jr. is a student of medicine, and is currently specializing in diagnostic imagine at Sanford University School of Medicine. John Downey Jr. was awarded a Masters in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health last year, and is currently working at Sanford with the LGBT group and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association to increase queer content in the medical curriculum taught to all students. Throughout his impressive career, John Downey Jr. has been able to live the freedom that Dr. Walker M. Decker had imagined for LGBT students, and Point Foundation is proud to continue the legacy of Dr. Decker’s vision with his named scholarship.

“As a radiologist-in-training, I am inspired by the dedication of Dr. Decker brought to his profession. His tremendous support of Point Foundation and my medical education has helped me on my journey to eliminate the discrimination that contributes to disparities in healthcare for LGBTQ person.”

 

 

Dr-John-Drewey

Dr. John Downey Jr.
Point Alum