PHHI Receives Legacy Gift

Henry Willard, a well-known community member, reminisces with the Rev. GT Schramm, rector of Shepherdstown's Trinity Episcopal Church, who he met 37 years ago. Submitted Photo

Panhandle Home Health received a $250,000 legacy gift from Henry Willard.  He passed away on December 23, 2018.

“We are grateful for Mr. Willard’s generosity, his trust, and most importantly, his commitment to Panhandle Home Health’s mission.” Lisa Bivens, Executive Director

Henry Willard was a well-known community member, a husband and father and a much-loved benefactor to many causes in the community. And with his passing two days before Christmas in 2018, that philanthropy would continue.

Thirteen area nonprofit organizations in Berkeley and Jefferson counties received $3.45 million as a result of Willard’s generosity.

“For many years, my father donated most of his annual income to causes that he cared about — many of which were local nonprofits that we should all support,” said Hank Willard, Henry’s son. “He loved this community, and I know my parents enjoyed the best years of their lives in Shepherdstown. I believe my father was inspired by the high level of sharing and commitment to mutual aid that he witnessed here.”

If you'd like to discuss setting up a Legacy gift, please contact Chris Johnson at 304) 263-5680, ext. 122 or email CJohnson@panhandlehomehealth.org.

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