Dr. Roberta Leung gives to support local women
There’s a saying ‘You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones building one another up.’ Dr. Roberta Wong Leung is a strong woman, “I believe in women and I’ve seen so many grow into leaders in our community. So, I take any opportunity to support other women in their business endeavors or inspire them to persevere through their struggles,” says Dr. Leung.
When hearing about The Salvation Army Family Treatment Services (FTS) on Oahu, she made an investment that would support underserved, local mothers undergoing drug and alcohol treatment. “Women deserve the opportunity for redemption, to be given a second chance and I see The Salvation Army offers that to them at their treatment facility for mothers,” she says.
Dr. Leung wanted to make a meaningful gift that would help women at FTS but also ensure a steady retirement income for the future. It’s a deferred gift annuity, a mutually beneficial arrangement offered by The Salvation Army designed to increase her philanthropic support, add to her retirement income, and allow her to enjoy a current income tax deduction. “I pride myself on being a philanthropist and a traveler. I get to do both in the years to come,” says Dr. Leung.