Marvin Large, second from left, receives a Hometown Heritage Club windmill award acknowledging his leadership and the legacy gift from his wife, Arlene. Jeff Yost, at left, president and CEO of the Nebraska Community Foundation, presented the award. Other guests were Dale and Elisa Large. (Johnson Publications photo)
Large lives on through legacies
A part of Arlene Large lives on through the legacy she planned at least eight years ago.
The Imperial Community Foundation Fund and her church were benefactors of an annuity contract policy, a tax-wise method of giving. It resulted in a very substantial gift in support of programs she believed in.
Imperial hosted a Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) peer learning workshop three weeks ago involving five communities. Part of an event the evening before included a presentation of a “Hometown Heritage Club” windmill to Arlene’s husband, Marvin.
Jeff Yost, CEO and president of NCF staff, thanked Marvin for his leadership when he served as ICFF chairman back in the early years. Yost acknowledged the generosity both Arlene and Marvin showed through their lifetimes. “Arlene’s estate gift to benefit Imperial’s unrestricted endowment is going to be a difference maker for generations to come,” Yost said.
Large said he appreciated the honor but certainly doesn’t expect notoriety. “It was her choice,” he said. He also gave credit to Jim Gustafson, the NCF director of gift planning. Large said he was helpful with their estate planning those many years ago.
Tyler Pribbeno was also given a windmill to acknowledge naming Imperial in his estate plan.
Attendees praised the community over and over for the kind, generous hospitality. They specifically acknowledged the leadership and talent of the 9th Street Singers who provided entertainment.