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Donor Stories

  • Margaret Warden '66
    Margaret Warden '66
    "Goucher provided me with an outstanding education, good friends and interesting experiences. My first awareness of Goucher was its lively Towson..."
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  • John C. Milnor
    John C. Milnor
    "Making a charitable gift annuity to benefit the Goucher College Library Endowment Fund was a perfect way to honor my mother, my aunt, and my sister..."
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  • Jeremy Kraut-Ordover '01
    Jeremy Kraut-Ordover '01
    "Naming Goucher as a beneficiary of my retirement plan was an affordable way to make a big difference for the college that prepared..."
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  • Dorothy B. Krug '41
    Dorothy B. Krug '41
    "Goucher College provided me with an excellent liberal arts education which enabled me to broaden my mind and pursue a career I could not have..."
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  • Elaine Freeman '58
    Elaine Freeman '58
    Elaine Freeman graduated from Goucher College in 1958 and retired in 2006, after an impressive career as vice president for corporate communications...
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  • Carol Fain Walters '57
    Carol Fain Walters '57
    Fifty years after graduation from Goucher, Carol Fain Walters '57 stays involved with the college in numerous ways. For example, she recently...
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  • Ethel Berney '46
    Ethel Berney '46
    Ethel Berney '46 says Goucher College is part of her life, and it always will be. "Goucher taught me to think critically throughout my life...."
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  • Ed and Susanne Haile
    Ed and Susanne Haile
    Ed Haile, a trustee emeritus of Goucher College, and his wife Susanne, are the parents of a Goucher student. "Sue and I have become devoted..."
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  • Nancy Patz '52
    Nancy Patz '52
    Nancy Patz '52 says her gift to Goucher benefits her as well. "With a gift annuity, I could give back to the college I love, while also..."
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  • Chrystelle Trump Bond
    Chrystelle Trump Bond
    Naming Goucher College in her estate plans is the perfect way for Professor Bond to recognize Goucher. "Goucher College provided me with an opportunity..."
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  • Mary B. Hyman
    Mary B. Hyman
    Mary B. Hyman, President of the Sigmund M. Hyman Foundation , has announced a $2.5M planned gift to Goucher College, the largest gift the foundation has ever given.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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Gift Examples

  • 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.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
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  • 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.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their childrens' future.
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  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "Have your cake and eat it too." It's something we say when we can have more than one good thing at the same time.
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  • A Blended Gift to Reach a Goal
    Jay wanted to support one of our priorities at a significant level–$100,000. However, he was only willing to give $25,000 in cash gifts that year.
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  • Oliver "Ben" Karp '93
    "I plan on sticking around for a while, 47 years old is not too young to start thinking about the legacy I would like to leave behind..."
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