President & CEO and Her Husband Make Estate-Plan Gifts to Support Compassion & Choices’ Mission Beyond Their Lifetimes
Kim Callinan became the President and CEO of Compassion & Choices in February 2018 having previously served as their chief program officer for nearly three years. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, a graduate certificate in public health from the University of South Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Oberlin College. She also holds a certificate in the fundamentals in gerontology through a joint program offered by the American Society on Aging and the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology.
Together with her husband Earl Taylor II, Kim has made a life in community service. Investing in social-change philanthropy is important to Kim and Earl, so the couple has included Compassion & Choices in their estate plan. Kim named Compassion & Choices as a beneficiary of an IRA and a life insurance policy, and Earl named Compassion & Choices a beneficiary of his IRA. “The beneficiary designations were easy and quick to do,” Kim says, “and we can still benefit our loved ones—it’s a win-win.”
Kim has spent two decades creating integrated campaigns to engineer social change, including supporting campaigns to reduce the number of uninsured Americans and improve children’s health and political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. “I have a strong passion for this mission and really believe that people should be the deciders in their end-of-life care,” she says.
The couple wants to ensure that improved end-of-life quality for everyone continues beyond their lifetimes, and they feel great about the legacy they are leaving. “When you support Compassion & Choices, you will feel so good knowing you are helping to transform end-of-life care and options in this country,” Kim concludes. “I hope my commitment to this mission now and through my legacy giving will inspire others to plan meaningful gifts.”
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