Remembering a Forever Friend
Max Izer believed in serving his community and supporting the things he loved. He was a WWII veteran, an elder in his church, volunteered at the local hospital, and worked at the same company for 41 years. Most importantly, Max was a devoted husband and father.
Max and his wife, Lorraine, found Good Shepherd when they were looking for a home for their son, Jack, who had complicated medical needs. Jack moved to Good Shepherd in 1981. Shortly after Jack’s arrival, the Izers became loyal donors to Good Shepherd and gave generously for many years.
After Lorraine died in 1994, Max continued to make the drive from Chambersburg to visit Jack. Max was so grateful to the nurses and staff who provided round the clock specialized care for Jack, he established charitable gift annuities to supplement his retirement income and support Good Shepherd.
To insure his giving would continue forever, Max included a gift in his will to establish the Lorraine and Max Izer Endowment Fund. This fund will provide permanent support for all the programs that he and Lorraine cared so much about – resident activities, nursing care, and much more. The Izers’ generosity has and will continue to have a tremendous impact on Good Shepherd. For that we are very thankful.