John Nieburg, known for his award-winning woodcarving creations, created three endowments at Givens Estates. Some proceeds from his gift will support the Givens woodworking and woodcarving programs. An avid carpenter, John shares his passion for woodcarving with other residents and can be counted on to tell a good story while whittling character marks in basswood. Another endowment will be directed to the Resident Assistance Ministry to bless the lives of those with limited resources. John is a strong supporter of internships, earmarking a portion of his gift for an Internship Endowment to promote careers at Givens Estates in pastoral care, technology, recreational therapy, nursing, culinary, social services, and wellness.