Planned Giving: James Krivo's Legacy Gift to Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch recently received just a legacy gift. Dr. James Krivo, a New York activist with Food & Water Watch, lived for over 30 years on Long Island and moved to Beacon with his partner Vivian Walter several years ago. By all accounts, Jim was a modest and unassuming person. Although a retired doctor, he did not introduce himself as a doctor. He just said, "Hi, I'm Jim, what can we do to make things better?" Jim belonged to many peace and environmental organizations and remembered several of these groups in his will, including Food & Water Watch.
Jim thought Food & Water Watch's work is important and that our organization is "really dedicated and authentic." His generous gift was greatly appreciated by our organizers in New York, who had the pleasure of working closely with Jim over the years and who were deeply saddened by his passing away.
We can think of no better way for Jim to have demonstrated his faith in our long-term mission than by designating Food & Water Watch as the beneficiary of his life insurance policies. We are truly grateful for the impact that Jim's bequest will have on furthering Food & Water Watch's work to hold corporations and public policymakers accountable and to advocate for practices and procedures that will result in healthy, safe and sustainable food and water systems.