A Legacy for Her Community

Categories: Donor Stories
Elizabeth Dorothea Eckmann, “an adventurous spirit and a zest for life” is how her niece, Diane Bunce, describes her. “Everything we did together was just plain fun and she always had a smile, a laugh, and a little shrug!” She had an extraordinary capacity to touch people and it was clear that her husband John and Dode (as her friends affectionately called her) wanted to take care of their community. By establishing a charitable trust through their estate planning, EvergreenHealth Foundation received a generous gift through her will. Dode had several relatives who received services at the Medical Center and the Wockner Hospice Care Center and they quickly recognized that EvergreenHealth was an important community asset worthy of their support.