Alumni Make Education a Priority through Annual Fund Giving, Charitable Gift Annuities
When Jane Grove ’59 and Patricia Darling Kile ’56,’78M.Ed. reflect on their time in college, they remember Beaver Hall, song contests, sledding on dining hall trays, and traveling between the Jenkintown and Glenside campuses. Today, they see their alma mater as a world-class university and recognize the importance of a college education.
“To me, education is a number one priority when it comes to charitable giving,” says Grove. “An education keeps people open-minded and helps them secure better jobs.”
Grove and Kile also understand the importance of alumni giving in helping today’s students to obtain an Arcadia education. That’s why they’ve remained regular contributors to the Annual Fund while also pursuing other giving opportunities.
“The Annual Fund is important,” says Kile. “If alumni feel strongly about their education and college, they should give every year. In my early years as an alum, I could only give $5 or $10, but I gave.”
“I have given to the Annual Fund since day one,” says Grove. “When everyone gives a little, it adds up.”
Both Kile and Grove also have set up charitable gift annuities, which give them fi nancial security by providing them with a fi xed level of annual income for life and which count toward their Reunion Class Gifts as well as At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University.
“I know the cost of Arcadia could be prohibitive for some students, and I want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to receive an education,” says Kile.
“If you have the money and want to invest it in the future of our children, a charitable gift annuity is the best route to take,” says Grove. “You’re getting fi nancial security while helping your cause. Money doesn’t do any good sitting under a mattress.”
For more information on how to make a gift to Arcadia that pays you income for life, contact Jan Walbert, Vice President for Development, at 215-572-2088 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a charitable gift annuity, the minimum age is 60, and a minimum gift of $10,000 is required.