The Legacy Society: The Williams family remembers "Tom" with a generous gift to Bryn Mawr Hospital
right: Daphne W. Howard, Arden W.
Saligman, Julie Williams, Carter D.
For Julie Williams, the decision to make a planned gift to Bryn Mawr
Hospital in her husband’s honor was a wonderful choice for her and her
family. Bryn Mawr Hospital had become almost a second home to Julie
Williams, her three children and her late husband Tom. In 2007, Tom,
unfortunately, spent much time at the Hospital, suffering from several
afflictions including a knee operation, a stroke and finally cancer of
the kidney. He passed away in the fall of that year.
Tom is remembered as an engaging and outgoing man who was well-known to
many in the community. A business executive and long time resident of
Rosemont, he grew up in Ohio and attended Princeton and Harvard. Prior
to his death, he was the Lead Director at Bryn Mawr Trust and President
of Merion Cricket Club. “He had a great attitude, despite all of his
health issues. He used humor until the end,” says Julie, his wife of 45
“We were in the Emergency Department on many occasions,” Julie
continues. “While this was under unfortunate circumstances, the
attentive and caring nursing staff and physicians made the experience
that much better for our family and for Tom.”
After Tom’s untimely death, his many friends demonstrated their
thoughtfulness and support by making donations in his name to Bryn Mawr
Hospital. To date, donations made in Tom’s name constitute the largest
number of memorial gifts ever received at Bryn Mawr Hospital. “He would
have been very pleased and grateful for the outpouring of support from
the community,” says Julie.
In December 2010, Julie and her children Arden Saligman, Daphne Howard
and Carter Williams made a generous planned gift to Bryn Mawr Hospital
in Tom’s name. The gift will be recognized with a plaque at the entrance
of Exam Room 8 of the Emergency Department, where Tom was a frequent
patient. The number eight represents the Williams’ eight grandchildren.
The planned gift the Williams family chose is a charitable gift annuity
a simple agreement that guarantees the donor fixed income for life based
on age and number of annuitants. Learn more at http://www.legacy.vg/brynmawr
“My children and I feel this is a very special way to honor Tom’s
memory,” she says. “Tom was very fond of Bryn Mawr Hospital and believed
in the importance of supporting one’s local community hospital. He
himself was a generous contributor to the Hospital. Tom also very much
admired Andi Gilbert and thought she did a tremendous job in her role as
president. It makes perfect sense to both honor his life and do
something that will benefit the Hospital for generations to come.”
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.