Meet Legacy Donors Steve and Debbie Bryant!

donor story

for October 29, 2021

Steve and Debbie Bryant may be five years into retirement but that certainly isn’t slowing them down. They both love being outdoors – hiking, biking, paddleboarding, and scuba diving. As a triathlete, Steve loves swimming, biking and running. Steve and Debbie are relatively new to Legacy Collective but have already proven themselves very valuable to the community with their creative ideas and insight.

Debbie’s background is in research, working with UT Southwestern, before she went to work with Steve. Steve spent 29 years as a financial advisor with Edward Jones before retirement.

Steve’s work at Edward Jones gave him much to be proud of. “I’m proud of all of the people we helped. It is gratifying to know we had a hand in people being able to retire comfortably, send their children to college, and have a good life without worrying about money.”

Steve and Debbie’s life has been blessed with a close-knit community of friends and family. “My mom was a huge influence on my attitude towards life. I’m grateful for my husband and a small circle of friends who make a difference in my life on a daily basis,” says Debbie.

“Debbie is the number one influence in my life,” says Steve. “You can see her positive influence going back to when we met in college. If you looked at my college transcript you would easily be able to identify when Debbie came into my life!”

It was Debbie reading Jen Hatmaker’s books and listening to the “For the Love” podcast and that led the Bryants to Legacy Collective. “The concept is similar to something we’ve been a part of for many years so it seemed a good fit. The relevance of the groups who are supported played a big part,” says Debbie.

The Bryants are looking forward to Legacy Collective helping them hone the cause areas that they’re passionate about. “There are so many needs and causes to choose from. We hope Legacy Collective will help us get more focused in order to have more impact,” says Steve.

Up next for the active couple? “We are very excited to be going to Tanzania on a trip postponed for 13 months. Three different safari camps over two weeks,” says Debbie. “We can’t wait!”

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