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Margaret E. Hastings

Estate Planning Supports Biomedical Advances for Generations to Come

Margaret E. Hastings has always been fond of Scripps Research, so she decided to support the Institute with part of her estate planning trust.

"I have lived in Southern California my whole life and had visited Scripps Health for medical reasons," said Margaret, who has a history of cancer in her family. "I set up a designation with Scripps Research because I was so impressed with its reputation compared to other schools, as well as the reach and variety of the research taking place there."

By making a bequest to Scripps Research, Margaret has chosen not only to support the Institute in the future, but also to maintain liquidity and use of her assets during her lifetime. The full amount of her gift is deductible from her taxable estate.

In addition to her generous contribution to Scripps Research, Margaret contributes to many other charities, including The Nature Conservancy. She also volunteers on an ongoing basis at the Sherman Library and Gardens, a cultural center that contains over 1,000 species of rare cacti, succulents, and exotic vegetation, and provides a historical research center devoted to the study of the Pacific Southwest.

Now retired, Margaret served as an elementary school teacher for many years in Newport Beach after graduating from the University of Southern California.

Margaret has an eclectic range of interests. She was an avid tennis player and now is an active swimmer, and loves to travel and read. Her gift reflects the confidence she places in Scripps Research to create her legacy by discovering treatments for a variety of diseases for generations to come.

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"I set up a designation with Scripps Research because I was so impressed with its reputation compared to other schools, as well as the reach and variety of the research taking place there," says Margaret Hastings.