Donors' Corner

This is the first in a periodic series of brief stories about members of Holy Comforter who have ensured the strength and vibrancy of the parish through planned gifts.

Harold and Frances Kraft were long-time and beloved members of Holy Comforter. Harold passed away while Fr. Robert Myers was the curate. When Fr. Myers began serving as rector, Frances was a widow. He and other clergy visited Frances regularly as, sadly, she was confined mostly to her home with around the clock caregivers. The two developed a strong relationship and friendship with Mrs. Kraft, and it was during this time that she informed Fr. Myers that Harold had decided to leave a gift to the church upon the death of the last spouse, as they had no children. Upon Frances' death, and shortly after the funeral, the Krafts' attorney informed Holy Comforter that the gift was for $875,000. Harold and Frances have a plaque on the wall in the ambulatory. Their gift propelled the church's endowment fund to over $1 million. Today, and in perpetuity, all of us will forever benefit from their extreme generosity.