A Legacy of Giving
Giving back is an important part of Jim Eggers' life. He knows what it's like to struggle. Jim grew up in a farming community in Iowa. His family didn't have much money or even electricity, but he was raised with love.
"I adored my parents," Jim says. "They led by example."
Jim's mother went to college, which was unusual for that time, and his dad was president of an insurance company and later became a state senator. They taught him ethics, integrity and hard work, and he has applied that throughout his life.
"I took those lessons to heart and it's what made me successful," Jim says.
Jim started his sales career selling appliances door to door, and later started EGGers Consulting Company, where he still continues to lead the day-to-day operations. He is a lifelong learner and believes in continuing education in business and in life.
He is also a big believer in philanthropy.
"I've always been generous. When people do exceptional jobs or someone is having bad luck, I love to help them," he says.
Jim is also generous with his time. He proudly serves on the Methodist Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and has been very active in the community over the years. He wants to leave a legacy.
"I have included Methodist Hospital Foundation in my will because we've been very fortunate, and we know it will make a difference. It's spiritual and stimulating for me."
Special times spent with family and friends are the joys of Jim's life. He has been married to his sweetheart, Marjorie, for 67 years. With strong family values they raised two sons and a daughter and now enjoy their seven grandchildren.
His advice to others wanting to leave their mark: "Have a plan and work the plan. Financially, spiritually, whatever it may be. There is always room for improvement in all of us."
If you would like to leave your mark at Methodist Hospital Foundation, contact Methodist Hospital Foundation Office at (402) 354-4825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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