A few years ago, Don Cooper and his wife, Terry Walter, had cabinet work done in their Sioux Falls, S.D. home.
They knew the cabinet maker well enough to know he was “on our side,” as Terry put it, so she told him Rush Limbaugh had switched radio stations in her city, and she had not found the new affiliate yet. He told her which station to listen to, and she tuned in just in time to hear Mark Levin promoting MRC’s Mediterranean cruise.
The couple talked it over and decided to attend. On the cruise, they mingled with conservative luminaries, soaked up the sun, and attended a presentation on estate planning by MRC Executive Vice President David Martin.
Don and Terry are rock-solid conservatives, and those principles have helped both of them reach personal and professional success. Don has grown his classic car collection to 15, including a 1933 Rolls Royce that survived the Battle of Britain and a 1959 Daimler Ferret that once patrolled the Berlin Wall’s west side.
They’d even been exposed to planned giving before – indeed, they had directed that some of their estate go to another organization. But after the cruise, the presentation, and the progress MRC was making fighting leftist media bias, they decided to make some changes. Don and Terry first designated that the proceeds from sales of those vehicles would go to MRC through the same planned giving program described in the cruise presentation.
On top of that, the organization Terry and Don previously had decided to leave their estate took a leftward drift, so they changed their designation and now will donate all their estate to MRC.
Don and Terry are also co-chairs of the MRC Legacy Society.
We’re even more honored when Don says he appreciates the way the “MRC is keeping the press’s feet to the fire.” And when Terry says they have no children and see this as a way to leave behind something meaningful.