“Have you ever felt lonely, had no one to care about you and no one to share your grief with? Years ago when I lost my best friend, the person I had been married to for 26 years, my life seemed to come to an end. We had never been blessed with children and the total feeling of being alone was overwhelming. As with most couples, we had planned for our retirement years together but never considered how our world would fall apart when we were left alone.
Finding the Lockport Senior Centre was the beginning of a new life and a caring “family” – something I would never have considered possible. As I became involved in the various programs at the Centre, the void left by the death of my husband slowly began to fill. The staff and members became the family I no longer had. These caring individuals gave me the opportunity to be needed and useful in my elder years.
…Because they shared my life as my family, I wanted to leave behind a gift to ensure their continuance in our community…”
Lorraine Brady became a teacher because of her love of helping people. Throughout her 40 year teaching career, she guided many students, sharing her love of education and concern for future generations by providing a strong foundation to build on. After her retirement, she continued to teach – this time at The Dale Association’s Lockport Senior Centre. Again, fulfilling her desire to help others.
The Dale Association was blessed with Lorraine’s philanthropic support and generosity – both in life and in death. She has created a legacy by making a gift through her estate and will make a significant difference in assuring The Dale Association’s ability to continue serving future generations.
The Lorraine Brady Society has been established; honoring individuals who have made gift intents from their estate plans known to us. Legacy gifts to the Dale Association can be made through your will, life insurance, Charitable Gift Annuities, or IRA to name a few. The society was named in honor of Lorraine Brady who blessed The Dale Association with her support and generosity.
All donors who make a planned or life income gift to The Dale Association are eligible for membership in The Lorraine Brady Society. There are several ways to include The Dale Association in your estate planning, thus becoming eligible for membership in the society.
For more information about The Lorraine Brady Society or on making a legacy gift,
please click here or contact Debra Abrams, Development Director,
at 716-433-4440 ext. 313.