If you would like to hear more about legacy giving, please contact Dennis Agnos at 707-800-3967, or fill out the bottom of the interest form below.
If you have already included SAY in your estate planning, or intend to do so, please let us know so that we may thank you for your dedication to the youth.
Friends of Juanda Halper say she was an unconventional, determined woman with a dry wit and an eye for efficiency. Raised in an unstable and often chaotic household, Juanda bounced around San Francisco from house to house living with a series of stepdads. Her grandmother was an anchor in her life, encouraging Juanda to enroll in Cal Berkeley despite the limited societal expectations for women at the time. Juanda cared deeply about building a sustainable future for disenfranchised youth. She believed that young people shouldn’t spend the rest of their lives paying for the mistakes of adults who failed them. She wanted all youth to have opportunities to grow, and saw her belief reflected in SAY’s programs. Juanda chose to include SAY in her estate plans, and when she passed away in November of 2021, she left a legacy gift reflecting her lifelong mission to help youth succeed.