From their hilltop home near Mount Horeb, Bill and Jan DeAtley can see for miles. Fortunately for Agrace, the generous couple is keeping a careful eye out for opportunities to help those truly in need.
The DeAtleys recently became donors to Agrace’s Care for All Endowment Campaign, with a generous $250,000 gift! They joined hundreds of other donors who have collectively pledged more than $4 million to date, toward our $15 million goal.
Bill DeAtley, a retired engineer/business owner, and Jan, a retired speech pathologist, have made local charitable causes their full-time commitment since moving to rural southern Wisconsin 17 years ago. Through active leadership and giving, the couple has supported several local nonprofit organizations that focus on helping families and children.
Why the large gift to Agrace? When Jan’s mother had care from Agrace for her last few days, they saw the impact of hospice care. Then in 2015, Pete Lundberg, a highly committed Agrace donor and volunteer, invited them to learn about Care for All.
“This is the type of opportunity we’re drawn to, because it meets basic needs,” Jan explains. “People who don’t have anything don’t think they deserve anything. Care for All is giving people the chance to have dignity, when perhaps they never expected it.”
Bill adds, “If something tugs at our heartstrings, we give. We are supporting this campaign because it’s helping people who really need help.”
Jan and Bill DeAtley invite you to join them in supporting Care for All—with gifts of absolutely any amount. Jan emphasizes: “Remember that no matter what you give, it helps.”