This month, we are proud to cast our donor spotlight on Edith, an activist, educator and long-time Crossroads donor who left a lasting legacy through planned giving.
Edith grew up in upstate New York. An avid environmentalist and passionate teacher, Edith first obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education at SUNY Cortland and then her Master’s in Physical Education at Springfield College. After graduating, Edith set her roots down in Rhode Island, where she taught Physical Education in Woonsocket.
Where Edith truly shined was in the ways she gave back to the community. She volunteered often at the Rhode Island Food Bank, sat on various boards of Rhode Island nonprofits, and donated where she could to the causes she cared about the most, including making contributions to Crossroads and the individuals and families we serve.
Edith gave modestly, yet consistently, over the course of her life, but wanted to leave a lasting impact through her estate planning. Through her planned giving, by the time she was 90, Edith and her estate amassed over $1 million, which was then donated to the causes that meant most to her, including Crossroads.
By including Crossroads in her giving, Edith made an exceptional impact on the thousands of neighbors we serve each and every day, bringing them steps closer to overcoming their homelessness.
Edith’s story serves as a powerful example that making a lasting impact is possible for anybody! We are honored to have been part of her life and are proud to carry out her legacy at Crossroads.