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Perpetuate Your Gift

For more information, please contact Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 ext. 2250 or email her by clicking here.

Perpetuate Your Annual Gift*

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*Deposited in Five Acres’ investment fund and earning 5%, a contribution of 20 times your annual gift will ensure that it lives on.

“Maybe You and I”

Frank Brill's Story:

Every Monday afternoon in Five Acres’ dining room 85-year-old Frank Brill reads with a child. On the weeks students are on vacation Frank sends his student a note on a greeting card. Frank began tutoring in 1996 after a visit to Five Acres with his friend and former resident Grace who told him, “You should be here every week.”

Frank was born in Brooklyn and when he was six years old began a career in show business that continues to this day from telegram deliveries in a Phillip Morris uniform to dancing for tips in the Catskills, to MCA and ABC to Las Vegas, Tahoe and Atlantic City Frank has worked with some of the biggest names in show business.

His heart, however, belongs to the children.  Beginning with Grace.

When Frank’s friend Beth Uffner was frustrated by the adoptions system, he introduced her to a judge who was consulting with Frank on a television show about juvenile delinquency. The judge put Beth in contact with a social worker who brought her to Five Acres where she found Grace and adopted her.  

Frank couldn’t be prouder of Grace if he were her father. On a wall in his home dedicated to her and his association with Five Acres is a poem Grace wrote for him at age 13. Its refrain is “Maybe you and I” and concludes:  “Maybe you and I were just meant to be.”

Frank’s commitment to children like Grace and his young students motivated him to provide for their future support through his estate plan. “I feel rewarded being part of an organization that helps society’s most vulnerable children.  It’s not an obligation.  I personally feel good helping the children.”

For information about ways to help Five Acres’ children and families in your estate plan, please contact Cynthia Nickell at (626) 798-6793 Ext. 2250 or email her.