Alumna Celebrates Nursing Association with Gift

When Barbara Yinger graduated in 1958 with her bachelor's in nursing, she was three months pregnant and her husband had just been drafted into the Army. Nevertheless, she started her first job the next day, working as a pediatric nurse at Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children, now part of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Now retired from a long career (primarily in home health and geriatric nursing), Mrs. Yinger lives with her husband on the northern neck of Virginia. But she returns to Baltimore often to fulfill her duties as the chair of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Legacy Circle and to visit with her former classmates, including one woman with whom she attended both high school and nursing school. "Those associations are so important to me," Mrs. Yinger says of getting together with fellow classmates.

In 1997, Mrs. Yinger celebrated those associations by creating a charitable gift annuity to mark her School of Nursing 40th reunion. "I had inherited some bank stock, and it didn't pay that much interest," she explains. "It was an opportunity from which the School of Nursing could benefit."

Mrs. Yinger benefits as well, since the charitable gift annuity provides a reliable income at a favorable payout rate while saving her a significant amount in taxes and allowing her to support programs that are close to her heart.

Mrs. Yinger continues her support of the School of Nursing through annual gifts. As she nears her 45th reunion, she is proud to call herself a Hopkins Nursing alumna. "My nursing training has benefited me greatly," she says. "As years go by, Hopkins has become world-renowned, and that has been something of great value."

Gift vehicles used: Charitable gift annuity and annual gifts

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