For Rich and Jeanne Weiner, it’s all about the kids. The retired public school teachers spent their careers helping middle school students embrace history and social studies. It’s no wonder that their philanthropic focus also has centered on children.
“We support two organizations that help children — Madonna and St. Jude’s,” Jeanne shared. Rather than make a once-a-year donation, the Weiners donate to Madonna on a monthly basis.
“Giving monthly is so convenient,” Rich explained. “We work within our budget and we don’t even miss it,” he says of the gifts they designate to Madonna. “We don’t give to get a tax deduction,” Jeanne says, adding that they donate because they know their gift sare making a difference.
The Weiners have a bit of an inside track to the latest happenings at Madonna. Their daughter, Mandi, is an outpatient physical therapist at the Omaha Campus. She clearly inherited a love for little ones from her parents as she specializes in helping pediatric patients heal or overcome mobility limitations.
As donors, the couple enjoyed a special campus tour before the onset of the pandemic, sharing that they were overwhelmed by all they witnessed that day. “You are dealing with two people who don’t know a lot about technology so it was amazing to see all the therapy equipment in action and to hear patients and therapists talk about it,” Jeanne said.
Giving to Madonna on a monthly basis is now even easier with the adoption of our new monthly giving platform. Donors can now set up recurring donations on our website and designate their gifts to work that is meaningful to them, just as the Weiners have done. Visit Madonna.org/MonthlyGiving to learn more and get started making an impact today.
Giving children a second chance is important to the Weiners. Life can change in an instant and they appreciate knowing that their monthly gifts impact children who have their whole lives ahead of them.
To schedule a monthly gift visit Madonna.org/MonthlyGiving.