Make a Lasting Impact

The Chappell Legacy Society

Ensure that Dougy Center is here for children, teens, young adults and their family who are grieving for as long as support is needed through your estate.

If you are considering Dougy Center or have already made plans for us in your estate plan, please let us know so that we can welcome you to the Chappell Legacy Society in name or anonymously.

All members of the Chappell Legacy Society are also welcome to the Smooth Stone Circle.

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The Society’s Namesakes

The Chappell Legacy Society was named in honor of our founder, Beverly Chappell (1930-2022), and her husband, Dr. Allan Chappell (1923-1993), for their commitment to grieving children and families. It was in the basement of the Chappell’s home where the very first peer grief support group, made up of boys who had all lost their fathers, met in 1982. Through the dedication and support of many, we have become an internationally recognized leader in childhood bereavement.

Chappell Legacy Society Members

The following individuals have generously included Dougy Center in their estate plans. Their commitment to children and families who are grieving is a philanthropic gesture that we honor.

  • Anonymous (10)
  • Beverly & Allan Chappell (dec)
  • Karen & Wei-Li Chong
  • The Egner Family
  • Joana Freedman & Carol Cook
  • Rick Freedman
  • Susan & Roger Ferguson
  • Laura Grandin
  • Marjorie Jackson
  • Jim & Luise (dec) Lane
  • Carole Leonhardt
  • Judith Logan
  • Michael & Melissa Maxwell
  • Gail Meyer
  • Burke & Barbie Rice
  • Donna Schuurman
  • Joan Schweizer Hoff
  • Chet & Linda Skibinski
  • Rick & Melissa Thomsen
  • Horace & Lois Todd
  • Katherine Venne
  • Brennan Wood & Steve Poindexter
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Join the Chappell Legacy Society

If you would like to become a member of the Chappell Legacy Society, please speak with your financial and legal advisors regarding your estate plans and make your intentions known to us by filling out this Letter of Intent and returning it to our office.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.