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Profiles in Legacy Giving: The Rev. Joie Barry

December 22, 2021

The Rev. Joie Barry

For the Rev. Joie Barry, Good Shepherd’s mission resonated so strongly she worked for the organization not just once, but twice. Her first round of service from 1983 to 1993 began as an administrative assistant and progressed to interim vice president of development. Joie joined Good Shepherd as a major and planned giving officer in development from 2012 to 2018.

Joie’s connection to Good Shepherd goes beyond her time as an employee. She has a strong personal connection as an inpatient, an outpatient and a volunteer. She is also a donor and a member of the Women’s Giving Circle at Good Shepherd.

All of these experiences have been opportunities for Joie to witness firsthand Good Shepherd’s mission of compassionate care by a wonderful staff dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities. To help ensure that mission continues for future generations of patients and long-term care residents who call Good Shepherd home, Joie included Good Shepherd in her estate plans.

“When I updated my will, I thought about what I really wanted my legacy to be, and decided to include Good Shepherd,” she says. “It’s one way to make a larger gift— it’s easy to do and it’s flexible. I can make updates, increases or changes if I need to. There’s satisfaction in knowing my gift will support the care given to patients and residents in the years to come.”


If you have included Good Shepherd in your plans, please let us know. It will give us a chance to answer your questions, ensure your gift will be used as you wish and properly thank and welcome you to the 1908 Raker Society. To share your plans, visit SweetCharityOnline.org/PlannedGiving.