Meet Our Donors

Gael and Gary Jones

Gael and Gary Jones

Soon after Gael and Gary Jones bought their home in Nevada City they met a group of thoughtful, community-minded people that were involved with SNMH Foundation and became close friends. "We joined our new friends as volunteers for Starry Starry Nights, then Silver Ball, then became Red Rose members and created a charitable gift annuity as part of our legacy planning. How cool is it that we can have fun with friends and support one of the most important organizations in the county? We think it is pretty cool!" Gael also taught Art for Discovery through our Cancer Center. But, their passion for supporting SNMH Foundation goes beyond fun and friends.

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Ruth and Bob Hochman

Ruth and Bob Hochman

Giving is a family tradition that was passed on to both of us from our parents. We have instilled the tradition of giving in our daughters and their families. When we moved to Nevada City eight years ago, we had already set up a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT). One advantage of a CRT is that even though the funds are dispersed after we are gone, we can change the beneficiaries during our life time. That is exactly what we did. After living in Nevada City for a while and becoming immersed in this great community, we decided that we wanted to give locally. One of our previously designated charities didn't seem as important any more.

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