Trust Gift Comes to Fruition
We recently received a generous check representing the Naval Institute's proceeds from a five-year charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) established in 2001 by longtime member Arleigh E. "Gene" and Linda Dotson. In his accompanying letter, Gene Dotson, former president of L-3 Communications' SPD Technologies, writes that their gift is "to continue the activities for which the Institute is known. Having been a member of the USMC and having worked on aircraft and ship systems my entire life, I have enjoyed the benefit of Naval Institute activities at shows and in published books and hope this will help others enjoy the same."
Linda and Gene Dotson are active participants in their Southern California community and support many local and national charities. Among the other beneficiaries of their 2001 CRAT are Habitat for Humanity and Heifer International.