Leaving a Legacy for the Future of Our Children

Drs. John Duby and Sara Guerrero-Duby

Drs. John Duby and Sara Guerrero-Duby have devoted their entire lives to kids. Through an estate gift to The AAP, their dedication will continue for generations to come.

Drs. John Duby and Sara Guerrero-Duby have been married for 39 years, only to be outdone by their combined 71 years of membership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Sara, a general pediatrician at Dayton Children's Hospital, won a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award for going above and beyond to promote childhood immunizations in the Dayton community. John serves as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Dayton Children's Hospital.

The couple's approach to AAP membership is similar to their approach to marriage and family. John's work with the AAP focuses on the big strategic picture, while Sara concentrated on the details of implementation. Their individual methods have been a fit for their family and the Academy. The best interests of children are at the heart of everything they do.

When contemplating the best way to include working for children in their estate plan, they immediately thought of the AAP. The unique mission—focusing on both child health and the profession of pediatrics—resonated deeply with them. John states, "We know the issues facing children in the future will be dif ferent, but we also trust that pediatricians will be best able to identify them and help children overcome them."

John and Sara sought financial advice and made the decision to gift their life insurance policy to the Tomorrow's Children Endowment, the Academy's primary endowment. They encourage their fellow pediatricians to seek professional advice and devise a giving plan that supports children and pediatricians of the future. They are leaving a legacy and are heartened by what it will mean for kids.