When I first started serving as a board member for the Center for Disability Services, I had no idea that the Center literally saved lives. I have now served on the Center's Foundation Board for almost two decades and on the Center's Governing Board for the last five years. During this time, I have come to realize that it is the people in our community who are the most physically and medically vulnerable, the individuals served by the Center, who need our help most of all. They need our long-term commitment to the quality programs and services that the Center provides, and the only way to insure this quality is sustained in the coming decades and beyond is through this organization's financial viability. That is why I have made a Planned Gift from my own Estate to the Center for Disability Services, so that this important local resource can continue its legacy of compassionate care for those needing the health care, residential, family, educational, and many other programs and services that the Center delivers to individuals with disabilities and their families.