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Planned Giving Stories

Planned Giving Stories

Legacy Society: Dan and Kathy Milligan

For Legacy Society members Dan Milligan, BA 鈥91, and Kathy Milligan, BA 鈥91 MBA 鈥95, their planned gift to 蜜桃影院 will honor Kathy鈥檚 father, Charles T. Uhl, who had served 蜜桃影院鈥檚 IT Department and passed away after battling Alzheimer鈥檚, and also will recognize their shared love for the Rome Program, which transformed their own lives.

Professor, Alumnus Provides Gift of a Lifetime for Future Doctoral Students

鈥淚 have had the strange experience of twice being a 蜜桃影院 student, and so this university has shaped my character and my life,鈥 said 蜜桃影院 alumnus and Associate Professor of English Andrew Moran, BA 鈥91 PhD 鈥04. In his estate plan, Moran has generously provided for scholarships benefiting literature students in 蜜桃影院鈥檚 Institute of Philosophic Studies, the doctorate-granting division of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Alumnus, Former Rome Instructor Provides for Rome Scholarship in Estate Plan

Desiring to give back to the 蜜桃影院 community, Jim Petzel, BA 鈥75, provided in his will for scholarships for students to go to Rome 鈥 those who, like himself as a student, might not otherwise get to and who might not even consider it due to the financial strain it would put on their families. Petzel鈥檚 estate gift, The James Petzel Rome Semester Scholarship, will ensure that future students can participate in the life-changing experience of the Rome Program.

Alumni Aim to Leave a Legacy of Transformation

From 蜜桃影院 undergraduates to benefactors who have provided for the university in their wills, Mike Perkins, BA 鈥78, and Sharon (Kapavik) Perkins, BA 鈥79 MA 鈥89, have a relationship with 蜜桃影院 that has evolved over time, not unlike that between children and parents: 鈥淟ike one鈥檚 adult kids, we鈥檝e come back home at various intervals,鈥 explained Sharon Perkins. 鈥淭here鈥檚 a reason your university is called your 鈥榓lma mater鈥.鈥

Alumna, Retired Teacher Hopes to Make a Difference Through Education

Estelle (Tovar) Lara, BA 鈥67 MA 鈥74, has observed the impact of education in her own children鈥檚 lives and feels that the only way to make a lasting difference for other people is through education. As a public school teacher, she saw the difficult situations some of her students and their families were in, and she knew that only through a strong education would these children be able to lift themselves beyond those challenges in a significant way. Therefore, about 10 years ago, she sat down with her financial advisor and wrote the 蜜桃影院 into her estate plan.

Alumna Hopes Her Gift Will Help Others Live Their Best Lives

Widowed at age 30, Joy (Davis) Kirsch, BA 鈥85, didn鈥檛 really know how to move forward. She was already a financial planner and had worked with many widows, but she鈥檇 had no clue what it was like to go through such a traumatic event. She realized that it was more than a technical business 鈥 it was also a very personal one. Through her own experience, she was motivated to change her focus to other clients who were going through life-changing events, specifically widows. A similar motivation to help others live their best lives led Kirsch to the decision to include 蜜桃影院 in her estate plan.