By Shannon Daugherty, ACS, FLMI, Member Programs Assistant
Have you ever thought about the kind of legacy you want to leave? How you will affect positive change in the world after you have gone? Being part of an organization like Western Fraternal Life motivates us to be involved in our communities, to do good things for others, and find ways we can touch lives in meaningful ways. Being a member of Western allows us to care for our families by purchasing life insurance or annuities so they, in turn, can work on leaving their own legacies.
On March 6, former first lady of the United States Nancy Reagan passed away. Mrs. Reagan was a breast cancer survivor, and championed the phrase “Just Say No” in a campaign for young people to say no to drugs. She was a consummate caregiver who was involved in the Foster Grandparents Program on a state and national level, and was also dedicated to supporting Alzheimer’s research and finding a cure. Above all, she loved and supported her husband, and the whole world knew it. Upon her passing, tributes poured in from all over the country, many remembering her legacy of good.
Although she inspired it, this article isn’t about Nancy Reagan or politics. It’s about asking, what kind of legacy of good will you leave behind? Western Fraternal Life offers many ways of leaving a legacy, including meaningful volunteer opportunities, donating to a scholarship fund, or leaving a life insurance policy to a favorite charitable organization. What do you want your legacy of good to be? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are interested in hearing from you! We would love to publish some answers in a future Fraternal Herald.
ACS, FLMI, Member Programs Assistant