UM SJMC Receives $20,000 from Charitable Gift Annuity
Agnes, front row center, with six of her siblings.

When Agnes Rosendale, who passed away in June 2013, set up a charitable gift annuity with UM St. Joseph Medical Center as beneficiary, she was, in essence, leaving money to the “family business.” Retired from the former Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company (now PNC Bank), Agnes never worked for UM St. Joseph but she has no less than seven family members who have worked or are currently employed at the medical center.

From switchboard operator and financial executive to surgical technician and volunteers, Agnes’ relatives have had a large and diverse impact on operations at UM St. Joseph. Her niece, Mary Rosendale, is a surgical technician in the Heart Institute and has been at the medical center for 43 years, starting as a candy striper in 1971. “Aunt Agnes never married; instead she doted on her family of nine siblings and nieces and nephews. She was completely family oriented and St. Joe’s was always her hospital of choice. With so many of us working here she knew she would get exceptional care,” laughs Mary. A charitable gift annuity is an excellent planned giving vehicle for donors who want a fixed income during their lifetime but want to ensure that upon their death, the principal of the trust will go the charity of their choice. “Aunt Agnes travelled to Ireland every year and was wonderful to our family during her lifetime. I think it’s terrific that she had the means to do what she wanted but also make sure that her favorite hospital would someday benefit from her years of hard work. She was all about family and our family is all about St. Joe’s,” says Mary with a smile. For more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 410-337-1397 or go to UM SJMC Giving.

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