Lifesaving Surgery Leads to Emory Gift

Picture of the Capriottis together

Marcia and Bruce Capriotti have made a bequest to support the Emory Transplant Center.

After decades of coping with the health effects of type 1 diabetes, Marcia Capriotti found herself at the Emory Transplant Center with her husband, Bruce, awaiting the kidney and pancreas transplant that would save her life.

“I was in shreds,” he says, recalling the overwhelming concern he felt for his wife. Shortly before the operation, renowned Emory transplant surgeon Christian Larsen came to speak with the couple. “He had such a presence about him. He made us feel so at ease,” she adds.

The experience inspired them to will a portion of their estate to the Emory Transplant Center. “It just seemed the right thing to do to honor Emory,” she says.

From bequests like the Capriottis’ to charitable trusts, retirement plan gifts, and gifts of real estate, there are many ways to make a planned gift to Emory. These strategies not only benefit Emory, they can enhance donors’ personal financial security as well. The staff of the Office of Gift Planning—experienced professionals versed in finance and tax law—can help donors find the best options.

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