Benevilla named Sun City attorney Robert F. Jeckel as the recipient of the seventh annual Benevilla Legacy Champion Award at a luncheon on Friday, September 19 at the Surprise Rio Salado College campus. The Legacy Champion Award recognizes professionals who support Benevilla by providing services to the community, volunteering in the community, and giving back to those they serve professionally.
Mr. Jeckel began his practice of law in Sun City where he still practices today. His practice is limited to estate planning – specifically wills, trusts, probate, estate taxes, and legal problems of disability among retired persons.
Author of a newspaper column, “Legal Easy”, and host of a cable television show, “Law for the Layman”, Mr. Jeckel is a frequent lecturer and speaker throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. He has lobbied the Arizona Legislature on the issues of retirement and the rights of retired persons, and has also been an instructor at the Sun City Branch of Arizona State University, for ASU’s Sun City Festival, and for the RISE program at the Surprise Rio Salado campus.
In announcing the award, Benevilla president and CEO Michelle Dionisio, stated “Bob has been involved with Benevilla since our early days in the 1980’s. He served as one of our first Board Presidents from 1992 – 1993. He served three terms as a board member at Benevilla. He has also been an active speaker for our Benevilla Life Planning Seminars for over 20 years.”
Also recognized at the event was Rio Salado College for its outstanding community partnership, dedication, and support to Benevilla.
Michelle Dionisio & Robert F. Jeckel