The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Varla and Curtis Knauss have spent their entire careers helping people get the most out of their hard-earned money—he as a financial planner, she as a CPA.

Now, the Orange County couple is making sure that some of their money will yield ongoing and lasting benefits to CHOC Children’s.

The Knausses recently left a generous gift in their living trust to CHOC.  They say they decided to support the hospital through this avenue because they understood that estate and planned giving was one of the easiest and most impactful ways to support the hospital’s goal to become the nation’s finest provider of pediatric care.  Every gift, no matter the size or the area that it supports, can make a significant impact on the lives of our children.

As a registered representative of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., Knauss has spent his adult life helping local professionals.  Knauss learned the value of a hard-earned dollar at an early age. Growing up in Long Beach, he worked his way through school as a tradesman.

In 1965, Knauss decided he would go into business for himself and became a financial adviser, planning futures for prominent business owners and independent professionals.

With his extensive financial background and expertise, it came as no surprise that a planned gift was the Knausses’ preferred form of philanthropy.  They understood that this type of gift would allow them to support the hospital’s mission and fulfill their philanthropic vision, all while meeting their family’s financial objectives.

Varla and Curtis Knauss are now members of the Circle of Life Society, forging a relationship with CHOC that will last a lifetime.  As members, they receive a gift of appreciation, an invitation to CHOC’s annual Circle of Friends event and recognition in several of CHOC’s publications.

To learn more about how you can make an estate or planned gift to CHOC and become a Circle of Life member, contact Doug Corbin, senior planned giving counsel, CHOC Children’s Foundation, at 714-509-3007.

CHOC Children’s Foundation
1201 West La Veta Ave., Orange, CA 92868

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