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Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

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An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

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Donor Spotlights

  • Shaping Brighter Futures
    Shaping Brighter Futures
    It didn't take long for Mary Ann and Bob Van Siclen to recognize The University of Texas at Arlington's capacity to transform lives through...
  • Living a Purpose
    Living a Purpose
    There are times in life when you discover something you didn't realize you were looking for, and often that discovery becomes...
  • Every Book Tells a Story
    Every Book Tells a Story
    In every library, you will find a mountain of stories - tales of adventure and faraway lands. In most libraries, you will also...
  • Finishing Strong
    Finishing Strong
    Larry Kemp ('80) was given the opportunity to play for The University of Texas at Arlington men's basketball team, and by his...
  • In Their Own Words: The Tom and Linda Blackwell Story
    In Their Own Words: The Tom and Linda Blackwell Story
    Tom ('72) and Linda ('77) Blackwell have a deep and meaningful relationship with The University of Texas at Arlington. As alumni from the...
  • A Long-Term Marriage
    A Long-Term Marriage
    Greg Lozier has prepared for the future in many ways. As an undergraduate and graduate student at The University of Texas at...
  • Energizing the Base
    Energizing the Base
    Scott Parsinen ('94) has never been accused of being lethargic. His passion and his commitment for doing things well and inspiring...
  • Gideon's Story
    Gideon's Story
    There are times in our lives when a memory can motivate us to protect the future.
  • Building Something Big
    Building Something Big
    When The University of Texas at Arlington created a new construction management degree in 2017, it was another example of how...
  • The Whole Story
    The Whole Story
    Some might argue that education is simply a means to an end - a process of developing certain skills to obtain a career.
  • Planning for Success - Keith and Jo Krop
    Planning for Success - Keith and Jo Krop
    Hard work and success are often amplified by proper planning. No two people know this better than Keith and Jo Krop.
  • Marvin Dulaney Planned Giving Story
    Marvin Dulaney Planned Giving Story
    Nigerian author Chinua Achebe often cited an important African proverb when explaining the motive for many of his novels...
  • Like a Good Neighbor, Al Clark Is There for UT Arlington
    Like a Good Neighbor, Al Clark Is There for UT Arlington
    Al Clark always wanted to start his own business, and he found...
  • Never Forgetting His Passion for Education Parents Fulfill Late Son's Wish
    Never Forgetting His Passion for Education Parents Fulfill Late Son's Wish
    Dan and Gloria McQueen seem to know The University of Texas at...
  • Social Workers' Gifts Cite <em>Knowing and Caring</em>
    Social Workers' Gifts Cite Knowing and Caring
    When Jonathan Beard and Grace Nordhoff reflect on their vocation of social work and their core values, they speak in terms of...
  • Dr. Myrna Pickard...Still Trailblazing
    Dr. Myrna Pickard...Still Trailblazing
    It's no surprise that Dr. Myrna Pickard, the first female UT Arlington dean and the founding dean of the School (now College) of Nursing...

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were both age 55 when they purchased some vacant land a few miles outside of town. They thought real estate would be a good investment that could be sold later for a profit.
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small town, Patricia is ready to retire.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities and built a sizable portfolio.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with her home, she bought stock in the company that built the home.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. The company has done well.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought a vacant lot along Lake Michigan many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their family could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased his home many years ago for $80,000. The home is now worth $420,000. Jonathan wants to sell his home and buy a condo for $130,000.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Cynthia spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting her favorite charity's website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Ron and Kathy worked for many years building their nest egg for retirement.