Inspired to Give

Charles Murray IV believes we are given two ears and one mouth for a reason. “I never learn anything listening to myself talk,” explained Charles, who serves as senior financial advisor and senior vice president with Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

One of the people Charles listened to as a kid was Rudy Luther, the late automotive dealer from the Twin Cities area.

“I used to caddie at the Golden Valley Country Club for Rudy; he liked me and I was a regular (choice to caddy) for him. He was always hustling other members to support Camp Courage back in those days; I believe it would have been in the early 1980s. Some years later, I was asked to play in the annual golf fundraiser held out at Pheasant Acres Golf Course and did that for many years.”

Charles put to use the lessons that he learned from Luther.

Inspired to Give

“A few years back, I decided that I needed to give back. My wife, Jo, and I agreed that we would seek charities that support people who through no fault of their own ended up in a tough spot,” Charles said. “Certainly, True Friends is one of those charities. My estate plan includes a few charities that I would be happy to help when my family has no more need for my support.”

In addition to their estate plan, Charlies and his family also provide annual support to True Friends. When asked what inspires his giving, Charles said one of the reasons has to do with learning some of his closest friends were once campers at True Friends. “They both mentioned that their experiences were life-changing,” he said. “This reaffirmed and validated my commitment to True Friends’ cause.”

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