Legacy Gift: Wanda Lorentzen
Wanda Lorentzen had a very independent spirit and was a life-long learner, with over 1,200 books in her personal library. She was also very generous and cared deeply for helping those around her and from afar-hosting many foreign exchange students from all over the world.
When Wanda learned of her terminal illness in 2011, she had a discussion with her sister, Deb Gerber, on how to establish a long-term commitment to helping those in need in her community. According to Deb, Wanda decided that food was one of the basic human needs she wanted to support and selected Second Harvest Heartland as the organization she most trusted with her bequest.
Deb is very proud of her sister, not only for the thoughtful way Wanda planned her legacy gift, but also for confirming her independence by self-directing her legacy while she was still with us.