Two Estate Gifts Received in April

In April, the Society for American Baseball Research received gifts from the estates of Steve Breen of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and John F. Pardon of Crugers, New York.

These gifts fulfilled the plans Breen and Pardon made to support the mission of SABR in their absence. They are members of SABR’s Legacy Circle, friends and members of SABR who have named SABR as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

In April, the Society for American Baseball Research received gifts from the estates of Steve Breen of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and John F. Pardon of Crugers, New York.

These gifts fulfilled the plans Breen and Pardon made to support the mission of SABR in their absence. They are members of SABR’s Legacy Circle, friends and members of SABR who have named SABR as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

Breen’s was an educator in Wisconsin who enjoyed book collecting, mathematics and World Series history. Pardon, one of SABR’s original sixteen members, worked in the Veterans Administration after several years as a sportswriter. He had a variety of interests and was a leader in establishing SABR’s archives at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Pardon’s gift was the second-largest estate gift received by SABR and will increase the current SABR Endowment by more than 20%. In addition to his cash gift, he left SABR his baseball research collection which included several hard to find reference books he collected as a sportswriter.

To learn more about how you can be part of SABR’s Legacy Circle, contact SABR Executive Director John Zajc.



Originally published: April 24, 2009. Last Updated: April 24, 2009.

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