Thelma and Harvey "Scott" Carr
In many ways, Thelma and Harvey "Scott" Carr can track the history of their 67-year marriage to the history of Carroll Hospital. "We had just gotten married when the hospital was built," shares Mr. Carr. "They came to us asking for donations, but we didn't have two pennies to rub together at the time."
Over the years, the couple built a life together on six acres of land just four miles from Carroll Hospital. In that time, they watched the hospital mature from a modest one-story building into a technologically advanced medical campus with over 400 providers in more than 40 specialties.
Many years later, and after experiencing the hospital's incomparable care firsthand, the Carrs decided to give back in a very distinctive waythrough the Carroll Hospital Foundation's Life Income Charitable Gift Program. The couple began the gift-giving process in 2016 when they made their first of two charitable gift annuities to the
program. These annuities allow donors to transfer cash or property to a nonprofit in exchange for a partial tax
deduction and a continuous stream of annual income. The contribution creates a special bond that benefits the donor and furthers the nonprofit's mission.
"When we gave our first gift, my wife and I were at the age where we might have to depend on the services offered at Carroll Hospital and Carroll Hospice," states Mr. Carr. "We wanted to do everything we could to show our appreciation."
In addition to their gift annuities, the Carrs have made an incredible commitment to Carroll Hospital and Carroll Hospice by including each institution in their estate plans. "We took advantage of this opportunity because we want the hospital to continue progressing," says Mr. Carr. "We've been Carroll County residents for over 85 years, and we want to give back to our community and ensure its continued development as well."