DONOR PROFILE : MSF “Alerts”Magazine, Spring 2013
ABOVE: Susan and Peter Linz pose with their sons in front of their Davis, CA, bookstore. Photo courtesy of Susan Linz.
SUSAN AND PETER LINZ
“We’ve always wanted to give back to the world,” says Susan Linz. “At the same time, we love books.” After retiring from her community college teaching position, she and her husband, Peter—a former UC Davis professor—found a way to combine their passions: They opened Logos Used and Out-of-Print Books in downtown Davis, California, and began donating profits to Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children.
“We thought it would be nice to offer a place for people to come together,” Susan says. “We decided that this was an opportunity to serve the community. When people come into the store and find out that we give to Doctors Without Borders, they’re automatically very enthusiastic.”
Susan and Peter chose MSF because “we felt they were a charity we could feel proud and confident supporting,” she says. “Doctors Without Borders has a very good track record of the money going to the doctors and the medicines, all of the things that donors hope it will be used for!” In 2012 alone, Logos Books donated a combined $35,000 to MSF and Save the Children. You can learn more about Logos Books at https://logosbooks.wordpress.com/.
“[MSF] has a very good track record of the money going to the doctors and the medicines, all of the things that donors hope it will be used for!”