Planned Giving

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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Marjorie Adams
    Marjorie Adams
    Although currently attending another denominational congregation, her Brethren roots reached far enough down to find...
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  • Bruce and Margaret Bigham
    Bruce and Margaret Bigham
    Long time friends of the University, Bruce and Margaret maintained a special place in their hearts for Ashland long after their...
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  • Jack and Betty Brant
    Jack and Betty Brant
    "Planned giving" means many things. It can mean that the gift may be deferred until after the death of the donor.
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  • Harry ('40) and Jan Schwab ('46) Brown
    Harry ('40) and Jan Schwab ('46) Brown
    Insurance and a charitable remainder trust are the two vehicles Harry and Jan chose to utilize to make...
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  • Tom and Edy Campbell (Parents of Shawn and Kacy)
    Tom and Edy Campbell (Parents of Shawn and Kacy)
    The tragic death of both of their children, Shawn and Kacy, from congenital heart defects led the...
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  • John and Ruth Crumrine
    John and Ruth Crumrine
    You might have called them "Golden Eagles," because they had not only passed that 50th year together but also of...
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  • Paul Ditlevson
    Paul Ditlevson
    Paul Ditlevson, director of the legacy estate programs at Ashland University for nearly 19 years, passed away on...
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  • Ben Ferguson
    Ben Ferguson
    Ben Ferguson, President, Bendon Publishing International, among the fastest growing publishers of children's...
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  • Laurence Ford
    Laurence Ford
    Sometimes the best laid plans need to be changed. And this is exactly what Larry Ford discovered when...
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  • Gretchen French
    Gretchen French
    Through the friendship of Phillip and Jean Lersch, became acquainted with the special appeal of Ashland...
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  • Tom & Dede Gregory
    Tom & Dede Gregory
    Too often labels are applied to relegate a person to a lesser position in order to elevate another, an idea or a...
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  • Ralph ('25) and Mary Hastings
    Ralph ('25) and Mary Hastings
    Basketball was Ralph's passion at Ashland College when he was a student. And, it only grew stronger as...
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  • Forrest and Helen Pancoast Hoot
    Forrest and Helen Pancoast Hoot
    Forrest and Helen Pancoast Hoot established an endowed scholarship many years ago. They enjoyed...
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  • Robert and Sharlene Ingmand
    Robert and Sharlene Ingmand
    2003 proved to be a very special year for Ingmand's gifting to Ashland University. Bud and Cuda have...
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  • Bernice Kem '28
    Bernice Kem '28
    Bernice Kem '28, who had with her late husband, Myron '28, been very generous in service and with their financial...
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  • Harold and Mary Alice Dafler ('47) Mielke
    Harold and Mary Alice Dafler ('47) Mielke
    Although Harold, a much loved professor of business and economics at Ashland University, passed a way...
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  • Verdabell Plank Miller
    Verdabell Plank Miller
    The Verdabell Plank Miller Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education, in honor of her lifelong...
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  • Brad and Christine Miller ('37) Mishler
    Brad and Christine Miller ('37) Mishler
    Although they announced years ago that Christine, alum and true benefactor to the art department at...
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  • Sadie Ralston and Dorothy Ralston Manchester
    Sadie Ralston and Dorothy Ralston Manchester
    The Sadie Ralston and Dorothy Ralston Manchester Endowed Scholarship was established with a bequest by Dorothy...
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  • Carl and Avis Ramsey
    Carl and Avis Ramsey
    Carl and Avis Ramsey surprised Ashland University with a bequest. The Seminary received funds utilized...
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  • Matthew '41 and Lovina (Senseman) '41 Resick
    Matthew '41 and Lovina (Senseman) '41 Resick
    Shortly after the death of her beloved husband, Matthew, Lovina established a charitable gift annuity...
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  • Dr. James '41 and Marilyn (Carpenter) '41 Richcreek
    Dr. James '41 and Marilyn (Carpenter) '41 Richcreek
    Jim and Marilyn (Carpenter) Richcreek have joined family members in seeing that Ashland University...
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  • Sam '48 and Beth (Boardman) '48 Richmond
    Sam '48 and Beth (Boardman) '48 Richmond
    Looking how to support the Building on Strength Campaign, Beth Richmond examined her estate...
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  • It Takes a Violin to Make a Trust
    It Takes a Violin to Make a Trust
    Long time music faculty director, Calvin Y. Rogers and his wife Helen chose a rather unusual way in...
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  • Richard G. ’50 and Bonita L ’50 Ronk
    Richard G. ’50 and Bonita L ’50 Ronk
    Richard G. '50 and Bonita L '50 Ronk (now deceased) are two very special Eagle Emeriti who met at...
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  • Noel '30 and Ann Shaffer
    Noel '30 and Ann Shaffer
    Noel Shaffer '30 and his wife, Ann, never believed "in a hundred years" that they would see their...
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  • Dr. James H. Shumaker '43
    Dr. James H. Shumaker '43
    Dr. Shumaker's story begins in Seville, Ohio, includes Ashland College, goes on to medical school and...
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  • Dr. Lewis '50 and Ardeth (Kline) '52 Smith
    Dr. Lewis '50 and Ardeth (Kline) '52 Smith
    The Smiths had planned to wait for their estate plan to provide Ashland University with a wonderful 50...
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  • Ed & Louaine Taylor
    Ed & Louaine Taylor
    Ed Taylor continued the generosity he and Louaine started by endowing the Louaine...
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  • Tom (’32) and Helen Ruhlin (’62) Vanosdall
    Tom (’32) and Helen Ruhlin (’62) Vanosdall
    Long time friends and a beloved Chemistry professor, Tom Vanosdall, and his wife Helen not...
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