From the day we installed his first IRIS radio in 1989, Roger became our "field staff" in the Fort Dodge area. For more than 20 years, this Eagle Grove gentleman monitored our signal and called to let us know when there was a problem or chat about articles from the Fort Dodge Messenger.
10 years ago, he let us know that he had included IRIS in his estate planning. He said he wanted to do what he could to ensure that the Voices of IRIS would continue for others.
True to his word, IRIS received a gift from Roger's estate when he passed away in 2012. We thought it was only fitting to establish the IRIS Legacy Society - with Roger as the first official member. All of us who had a chance to encounter Roger feel honored to meet such a delightful person - and we are so thankful that we had the opportunity to thank him for his amazing gift while he was alive.
The IRIS Legacy Society honors every planned gift donor like Roger with membership in the Legacy Society, created exclusively to honor and celebrate people who have helped to continue our work through a gift to IRIS in their wills, trusts or estate plans.
To become a member of the Legacy Society, simply let us know you have included IRIS in your final planning - or are considering doing so.
Either way, please use our Planned Gift Pledge Form to let us know about your intentions. Simply complete the form and send it to IRIS.
- There is no minimum required.
- An IRIS Legacy gift costs nothing during your lifetime.
- It is not necessary to share your specific intentions with IRIS.
- Your gift can be recognized publicly, or anonymously.
As a member, you will receive a recognition certificate, invitations to IRIS events and, with your permission, recognition as a member in IRIS publications. For more information about the IRIS Legacy Society, call Maryfrances Evans at 515-243-6833.