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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Be inspired by the ways that others have made an impact through their generous giving toward the future of UCR.

  • Beneficiary Designation Gift: UCR History Alumnus Helps Highlanders in the Humanities
    UCR alumnus Glenn De Hart has deepened his legacy at the University by increasing his original support from 2016 with the addition of a beneficiary designation gift establishing three endowed funds in the Humanities.
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  • Charitable Remainder Trust: A CRT given by a UCR alumus will build a legacy and connect generations
    UCR alumnus Derick Brinkerhoff and his wife Jennifer have graciously given two planned gifts to the university: a scholarship fund for undergraduate students created with a charitable remainder trust, as well as an additional testamentary gift to establish a scholarship allowing students an opportunity to work and study in our nation's capital.
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  • Bequest from alumna will provide vital support to future UCR students
    Barbara Kerr, a UCR graduate from the class of 1968 who went on to become president of the California Teachers Association, has generously given a planned gift in the form of a bequest that will gift 30 percent of her estate to the university.
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  • Endowed Fund: Botanist whose career bloomed at UCR gives back with an endowed gift
    The Charlotte Bringle Clarke Student Success Endowed Fund will support students with a financial need who are studying natural or life sciences at UC Riverside.
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  • Talbert family gift to UCR creates scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds
    UC Riverside alumnus Charles Talbert, along with his wife Kathy, has left a generous planned gift that will impact the future for disadvantaged students at UCR.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity: UCR was transformative in Bill O'Connor's life. Now he's giving back.
    The William O'Connor Student Award for Academic Excellence will support talented students transferring to UCR from a community college.
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  • Alumni couple pledges $1 million to support UC Riverside's mission of improving health care
    The Michael and Annette Scarpino Sechrest Endowed Scholarship Fund will benefit medical students who plan to practice in the region.
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  • UCR herbarium founder leaves $900k bequest
    UC Riverside professor emeritus and herbarium founder Dr. Frank Vasek, with his wife Maxine, has left his legacy by leaving a generous planned gift to the area on campus that captured his heart.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • 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.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
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  • 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
    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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  • 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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  • 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.
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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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  • 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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