Legacy Giving

Create a Legacy

One way to make a significant difference long after you are gone is through planned giving. Creating a legacy through planned giving ensures that vulnerable seniors will continue to have lifesaving meals and support services available. Your legacy during your lifetime and after will make a difference in the lives of seniors who depend on Meals on Wheels Diablo Region.

  • Providing for Meals on Wheels Diablo Region through a will or trust
  • Through your retirement plans, insurance policies, and bank/investment accounts
  • Through charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts

Pledge to include Meals on Wheels Diablo Region in your estate planning today, like Beatrix Pixa did. Your commitment will continue to support seniors for many years to come.

For more information, call Shanti Peterson at 925.937.8315 or send an email to speterson@mowdr.org.

Please consider this page an informational resource to help you in meeting your philanthropic goals. The information provided here is for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered investment, legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. Meals on Wheels Diablo Region recommends that each person considering a planned gift consult with her or his own legal and/or financial adviser.


Beatrice Pixa had a sharp mind and a quick wit, and she used it to regale her friends with her fabulous stories. She loved to dance, listen to live music, play tennis, hike, and go on cruises. Her life was often centered around the dinner parties and signature brunches she threw, serving her delicious food and finding joy in sharing meals with others.

Bea was also a longtime donor to Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. She knew that there were elderly people who were isolated and depended on MOW Diablo Region volunteers to deliver what, for some, would be the only meal and the only human interaction of the day. Bea understood the importance of food and the need for companionship. That's why, before she passed away, she made sure her legacy would live on after she was gone. Through a bequest in her will to MOW Diablo Region, she helped ensure that vulnerable seniors would have meals and services delivered for years to come.