One Family’s Continued Acts of Generosity

True Friends – and specifically helping out at Camp Friendship – has been a family affair for the Harmanns.

For 40 years, Dave and Mona Harmann have selflessly and passionately served as volunteers for True Friends. Both of their children, Matt and Anne, have volunteered over the years as well. After working several summers as a counselor, their daughter chose a career in occupational therapy, inspired by her work with campers.

“Our volunteer experiences have been a two-way street. I feel our family has received more from True Friends than we have been able to give back,” Dave shared.

The Harmanns are great advocates of the True Friends mission to serve and celebrate individuals with disabilities. When interviewed about his community volunteerism for an employer publication, Dave described the camper experience this way: “Think of the best vacation you ever went on as a kid. This is how coming to Camp feels for the participants.”

When Dave and Mona started their estate planning process, they spoke to their children about a concept that was presented to them a few years earlier. That is, instead of dividing their estate between two children, they would include an “additional child,” dividing the third share among their favorite charities, including True Friends.

We are extremely grateful to the Harmanns for their years of volunteer service and for including True Friends as one of their charitable beneficiaries to share in their estate plan.

Learn about estate plans, and other planned giving options here.

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