In June, one of our steadfast supporters, Theresa (Teri) Caygill, became a patient of Hospice of the East Bay. Like many people in our care, she received support from a number of our staff, including a case manager, social worker, chaplain, and home health aide. Case manager Cindy Seibert took care of Teri’s husband 10 years ago so she asked Cindy to be her nurse as well. Cindy has been with us for over 20 years, and is beloved by all her patients, so we knew Teri was in good hands.
We were saddened when Teri died in late July at the age of 97. During their lifetimes, she and her husband, Dr. Wayne Caygill (who died in 2003) supported our organization as well as many other local charities.
In mid-August, we received a call from her attorney. He informed us that Teri had stated in her living trust that Hospice of the East Bay should receive the proceeds of the sale of her beautiful diamond ring. Mitch Ashley, Hospice of the East Bay’s gift planning manager, worked with her attorney to arrange sale of the ring. By the end of September, we received Teri’s generous gift, which is already helping us provide care for other people in our community.
We are grateful for the generous legacy Teri Caygill created for Hospice of the East Bay. Most of us are fortunate enough to be capable of making extraordinary legacies through our own estates. A simple gift like a ring can make a huge difference in the lives of people who need us.
For more information about planned giving, please contact Daniel Jordan at (925) 887-5678 or .