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I am a member of Shriners International. Through my membership, I have supported the effort by the doctors and staff at the various Shrine hospitals to provide the best of care for children in need. I have also had the privilege as an attorney to be the legal counsel to the Board of Directors of the Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile Foundation. In that representation, I have witnessed the passion and the dedication of the members of the Board, the Ladies of the Household and the leadership of the Supreme Temple to insure that the children with special physical problems get the best care and treatment available in the world. In my estate plan, I have designated the Nile Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of a life insurance policy to continue that support and as a tribute to the many ladies who have unselfishly given of their time, talent and money for the children. Thanks to each of you for what you do and God Bless.
Ann and David Triplett
I have been an active member of Daughters of the Nile for 45 years and have had the honor of visiting 11 of the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The first hospital I visited was the old San Francisco Hospital where I met a patient’s mother who asked me to give my two children a hug. Her son had been badly burned and at that time they had him in isolation so she wasn’t able to hug him. I knew at that time I was hooked on Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The second hospital I visited was in Honolulu when David and I had our two children, Randy and Meeka, with us for a tour. Back in those days, guests had the opportunity to visit with the children and their families. Well, a darling little boy who was on a gurney headed for surgery on his legs saw our son and asked him his name. When Randy told him his name the little boy said, “Gee! How are they ever going to tell us apart because my name is Randy too!” I already loved everything about Daughters of the Nile and was proud to come from a very strong Masonic Family, but it was the children that melted my heart and gave me this passion to assist the Shriners in their great philanthropy. I have served on your Foundation board for six years. I have been a part of watching and tending your money so we can provide as much funding as possible each year to Shriners Hospitals for Children® in order to make patients’ lives a little better. My wonderful Noble David told me he would like to leave a bequest to the Foundation from our Trust and I cannot think of any better place to entrust the money. With the instructions provided by the Foundation published information, it was so easy to include the Foundation in our Trust. I hope you will consider doing the same.
Personal loss can often lead us to thoughts of personal legacy. The loss of dear family members and my observation of the tender, compassionate care rendered to them, in the end of life experience, have caused me to be eternally grateful for the precious, professional caregivers who give with such commitment. Never have I seen commitment so profoundly provided as the care given by the doctors, nurses and support staffs of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children®. These “temples of mercy” have for almost a century provided the world’s finest specialty treatment for more than 1 million children without any cost to their families.
While I come from a Masonic background, it was not until I married my Noble Graham that I understood why Shriners are so committed to “the World’s Greatest Philanthropy”. The unbridled support for the children and their families, cared for by the Shriners hospital system, inspired me to become immersed in their noble cause. Graham enthusiastically encouraged me through my involvement with Tab’Itha Temple No. 135 and later, as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors, to personally commit to this philanthropy without equal. Through the Mabel R. Krows Legacy Society, I have made my pledge to provide for the future of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. I hope you will do the same knowing that your personal legacy will help to perpetuate the tender, compassionate life changing care our young patients and their families receive.
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The Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public corporation which maintains a permanent endowment fund to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®. All monetary donations promote, support and maintain the philanthropic endeavors that enhance the medical care and treatment of the patients in the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.