Stories of Support

From Richard T. du Moulin, SCI Trustee

Like most people, I prefer not to focus on estate issues—especially my own! But my 2003 yacht race from Hong Kong to New York forced me to update my Will and make decisions. My wife and I agreed that simply leaving everything to our kids was not necessarily in their best interest, and that certain other provisions were appropriate. We both felt strongly that the Seamen’s Church Institute deserved our support, so my updated Will now includes a generous provision for SCI. When making this decision, I recalled a humorous, but perhaps meaningful, line from an old movie: ‘Being of sound mind and sound body, I spent all my money before I died.’ While not putting that into practice, I sure feel good that at least I am allocating part of my money to a worthwhile and enduring institution.