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Giron Legacy Society

Established in 2003, the Giron Legacy Society recognizes donors who have included Mercy Corps as a beneficiary of their estate or trust or have made a planned gift through their retirement plan, a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or life insurance policy. If you have included Mercy Corps in your estate plans, please let us know so that we may thank and recognize you. Click here to become a Giron Society Member.

In 1982, Mercy Corps recruited a bright, charismatic Guatemalan pediatrician named Oscar "Tito" Giron to establish a village health program in neighboring Honduras. He was one of Mercy Corps' first employees, and he often rode his small motorcycle back and forth between villages to treat his patients. Dr. Giron was passionate about his work, and said he became a pediatrician "because I believe children are the hope and the future of the world." Dr. Giron died in selfless service to others; he was a victim of Honduras' political unrest. Today, Mercy Corps honors his commitment and devotion to the humanitarian cause through the Giron Legacy Society.

By publicly sharing your decision to include Mercy Corps in your estate plan, you encourage others to make similar gifts of support.