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About CR Donors

Bonna Oyer

“Consumer Reports is the only organization I truly trust to be honest with us, the consumer public, about product quality and value. I’ve trusted them for more than 30 years for guidance with decision on purchases as big as an automobile and as little as a bottle of all purpose cleaner. I’ve been a supporter of CR for most of those years, because there is no other way I would expect them to do what they do, since they don’t accept any advertising and they don’t accept any freebies for testing.”

Rick Steiner

My parents were long-time subscribers to the monthly CR magazine, so you could say I grew up with it.  Years, if not decades, ago my parents became Lifetime Members and were allowed to gift a life-time subscription to whomever they chose - this was me. I am an engineer by education and training so I really appreciated the unbiased value of the reviews. I slowly began to recognize that Consumers Union is about much more than just its magazine. Knowing the breadth of consumer-oriented activity made me want to support in any way I could. Lyrica Leon, manager of major gifts, sent me a handwritten note, thanking me for one of my earliest donations and extended other offers, such as special publications.  If you are looking for an apples to apples comparison to help you decide how to spend your hard-earned money, this is the place."

Jeff and Shelley Ross

Jeff and Shelley no longer used their Santa Monica condo and were looking for a way to realize income from this asset while minimizing unfavorable tax consequences on its sale. Because of the charitable component, setting up a charitable remainder trust with Consumer Reports enabled them to receive lifetime income, avoid capital gains tax and support the work of CR.

Leslie Winters

Leslie is thankful for the quarterly income she will receive for the rest of her life with her CR Charitable Gift Annuity and is equally pleased with knowing that her gift will support CR’s work to protect consumers from unsafe products and companies more concerned with profit than public safety and satisfaction.

Henry and Susan Kustosz

Henry and Susan are longtime subscribers who had thought about a charitable gift annuity for some time before they contacted CR to get personalized information. They appreciate the lifetime annuity they have established as a fixed income alternative and the fact that it will ensure the work of CR is funded into the future.

Raey Webster

Raey understood that working with the experts at CR to establish a planned gift made sense. It enabled him to supplement his retirement income with favorable fixed rate payments while supporting the work of CR. Both of these important goals were accomplished with a CR Charitable Gift Annuity.