Gifts that Leave a Legacy

May 5, 2023

Written by Todd Partin, Vice President of Philanthropy

Most, if not all of us want to feel as though our lives have purpose. We seek relationships that have meaning and strive to engage in ways that leave a positive mark on the world around us.  

Thomas Randle was such a person - a man of purpose.  He was a landman and a dedicated employee to Gibbs Brothers & Company in Huntsville, Texas. He gave himself freely to the people of Walker County, serving for a time as President of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Randle had a huge passion for all the residents of his community, but had a very special place in his heart for older adults. He, along with several others, was instrumental in bringing MRC to Huntsville with the establishment of the Ella Smither Geriatric Center at TownCreek in the early 1980’s. Mr. Randle was preceded in death by his loving wife, Evelyn, as well as his son, William, so upon his death in 2001 he left a significant legacy by giving his entire estate to the work of MRC in Huntsville. That gift was instrumental in the development of the Creekside Retirement Community campus.  

Legacy gifts, such as Mr. Randle’s, play a huge part in the ministry of MRC. Of course, not all legacy gifts involve giving an entire estate. Most involve someone leaving a portion of their estate by detailing their wishes in their will or living trust document or by designating MRC or a community as a beneficiary of their retirement account or life insurance policy. Gifts can be made for a specific amount, for a percentage of an estate, or for all or a portion of what is left after bequests are made to the donor’s family. They can also be designated to a specific MRC community and for a specific purpose or left unrestricted to help serve the MRC mission in whatever way needed most at the time.  

Legacy gifts to MRC give donors the joy of knowing they are making a difference in the lives of older adults well into the future. Thomas Randle’s legacy of giving and serving lives on both now and in years to come at Creekside, home to over 100 older adults.  

 If you would like to learn more about making a legacy gift to MRC or an MRC community, please contact VP of Philanthropy & Engagement, Todd Partin (pictured), by phone at 281-210-0139 or by email at  Or, make a gift online by visiting:

Todd Partin- Vice President of Philanthropy

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