WIFE'S PLEDGE AND BEQUEST ENDOWS DR. MARTIN R. SEE '74 SCHOLARSHIP
Esteemed Indianapolis cardiologist Dr. Martin R. See '74 read his own CT
scan in June of 2017 and diagnosed himself with liver cancer caused by a
melanoma skin lesion he had been treated for...
JOHN BURRELL '69 THANKS WABASH WITH GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
John Burrell '69 chose Wabash over Notre Dame because of the welcoming way
that his tour of Wabash was conducted-and he has never regretted the
decision. Now he...
INVESTMENT EXPERT FRED RUEBECK '61 OFFERS GIFT EXPERTISE IN SUPPORT OF FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
When an investment expert like Fred Ruebeck '61 recommends the IRA
charitable rollover and charitable gift annuities-two types of gifts he has
made to Wabash College-donors listen. Fred was director...
CATHY, WIDOW OF SKIP LONG '71, ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR HIM, HIS DAD, AND THE WABASH 'MAGIC'
Cathy Long tells the story of how whenever her late husband Skip and his
father would get together, the two Wabash men would serenade the family
with their alma mater's fight song...
DR. JIM CUMMING '61 MAKES GIFT TO WABASH THAT WILL HELP PUT HIS SIX GRANDCHILDREN THROUGH COLLEGE
Jim Cumming '61 has six grandchildren and wants to help all of them pay for
their college educations. He's doing it through a gift to Wabash College,
which he credits for launching his career...
DR. GARY DILLON'S BLENDED GIFT IS IN GRATITUDE FOR LEARNING HIS TOUGHEST LESSON AT WABASH
Dr. Gary Dillon believes in the value of hard work, which is why he and his
wife Ann are establishing a scholarship for Wabash students who have
demonstrated their work ethic-and funding it with a blended gift from his
IRA that includes...
DR. STAN VOGEL '66 GIVES REAL ESTATE THAT PROVIDES HIM INCOME NOW-WITH A GIFT TO WABASH LATE
Dr. Stan Vogel '66 started a stream of family members who have attended
Wabash College, and he is currently receiving a stream of income from a
gift of real estate that will...
RAY KNIGHT '69 GOES FROM ORPHAN TO PHYSICIAN; IN THANKS HE MAKES GIFT FROM SALE OF PORSCHE
Dr. E. Ray Knight '69, grateful for the scholarships that enabled him to
attend Wabash and then go on to medical school, recently decided to donate
half of the proceeds from the sale...
TWO DETOURS LEAD TO SUCCESS AND TO GIFTS OF GRATITUDE
Victor R. Lindquist '54 had to take a slight detour between high school and
college, working for three years to save enough money to attend Wabash on
scholarship. That and...
WABASH RESPONSE TO SMALL GIFT LEADS TO MUCH LARGER GIFTS
The Wabash response to a friend's small gift stirred Robert "Bob" Schwab
'56 to begin donating regularly more than 50 years ago-a tradition that
recently led Bob and his wife, Martha, to establish...
DON KERNER '62: SCHOLARSHIPS, A GIFT BACK, AND A STOLEN MASCOT SUIT
I visited with Don Kerner '62 just a few years ago, as he was helping rally
his classmates to pull off their 50th reunion. He'd called me and invited
me to join him for lunch, where among...
FAIRES-BAKER SCHOLARSHIP HONORS WABASH-DPU FRIENDSHIP
Ross Faires (Wabash '58) and James Baker (DePauw '53) maintained a special
relationship. Their lives initially became intertwined as colleagues at
Arvin Industries of Columbus, Indiana, where their...
HONORING 7 WABASH MEN IN HER WILL-A WIDOW'S REMEMBRANCE
Carol Dyer's husband, Mr. Robert "Bob" R. Dyer '37, was one of seven men in
Carol's family who graced the halls and classrooms of Wabash between 1867
and 1937. These men included Carol's great-grandfather...
MINISTER'S SON CREATES SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE WABASH MEN
As the son of a minister who traveled to rural areas, Thomas Leroy Houk Jr.
'62 grew up in small farm communities in northwest Indiana. "Clergy make a
decision to follow their calling in lieu of"...
SCHOLARSHIP HONORS LEGACY OF GAS MASK INVENTOR JAMES BERT GARNER, BS 1893
Sarah (Sally) Gustafson's son told her, "Mom, if you don't write
grandfather's history, no one will." That story-which is to be a book
CAVANAUGH FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP PAYS IT FORWARD
While still in high school, Eric "Rick" Cavanaugh '76 and his parents were
assured by Bob Mitchum H '59 that Wabash College was a good investment.
Rick proved them right. "I wanted to be"...
"TAGALONG SISTER" HONORS BROTHER'S TEACHING LEGACY
Growing up in Chicago in the 1930s, Ruth Thomys remembers her brother
Karl-Heinz Planitz with great fondness. "He was a wonderful brother who
never minded a little sister"...
BELOVED PROFESSOR MAKES GIFT TO HELP WABASH-AND HERSELF
Dr. Melissa A. Butler was one of three female Wabash instructors when she
began teaching political science in 1976. Some alumni complained that a
woman shouldn't be
FATHER GIVES BACK FOR HIS SON'S WELL-ROUNDED LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT WABASH
The first time Adam Miller '05 visited campus, his dad, David Miller, saw
that Wabash was a special place...
LONGTIME WRITER'S GIFT WILL HELP STUDENTS MAKE THEIR OWN WABASH MEMORIES
For more than two decades Susan Veatch Cantrell honored Wabash men and
their families by telling their stories with her words: feature articles in Wabash Magazine, official citations and...
PAUL SAXTON '60 GIVES TO WABASH IN THANKS FOR A SECOND CHANCE
Paul A. Saxton '60 is grateful to Wabash for giving him a second chance at
college. Saxton would later go on to a successful business career, retiring as
chairman and CEO of...
JIM HUTCHESON '68 CONTINUES SERVING OTHERS WITH GIFTS TO WABASH
Retirement bored Jim Hutcheson '68. So he earned a nursing degree at
Northern Michigan University and has worked in the renal care unit at OSF
St. Francis Medical Center...
LEGENDARY WRESTLING COACH MAX SERVIES '58 AND WIFE NANCY PIN DOWN A GIFT TO WABASH
Growing up in Crawfordsville, Max Servies '58 knew all along where he
wanted to attend college: Wabash. "I didn't have to go anywhere else"...
FOOTBALL MOM SCORES WITH GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE
When his high school football coach first mentioned Wabash College as a
possibility for a college football career, Rensselaer's Addrian Frederick
BEQUEST FROM A TRAVELING MAN WILL HELP WABASH STUDENTS GO PLACES
Students at Oxford University in England get a six-week break between terms
to write papers. Robert E. Armstrong '74 used his instead to travel all
DOCTOR'S GIFT CELEBRATES WABASH'S HELP IN "EVERYTHING I'VE ACCOMPLISHED"
Dr. Norm Armstrong '58 likes to joke about why he chose Wabash College.
"I grew up in a family with eight children-all boys," said the plastic
surgeon, who grew up near"...
TESTAMENTARY TRUSTS CREATED FOR GROWN CHILDREN WITH REMAINDER VALUES TO SUPPORT WABASH
The Wabash education of W. Dale Compton '49 drove his success as a Ford
researcher and college professor. "Most men who graduate from Wabash would concur that"...
DR. MARK LAPIERE '92: Bequest by young alum demonstrates appreciation for Wabash
When Dr. Mark Lapiere '92 initially visited Wabash, he was told he'd be
only the second person in 25 years to pursue pre-veterinarian studies on
campus. But Dr. Austin Brooks, who...
PROFESSOR AND FARMER: OVAL MYERS JR. '58 SUPPORTS WABASH WITH GIFT ANNUITY
Oval Myers Jr. '58 jokes that he became involved in international
agricultural work because "the West was already won and I was too old to go
WABASH LEGEND CONTINUES GIVING BACK TO CAMPUS HE LOVES
In 1947, Dr. Victor M. Powell was teaching at Dartmouth College when Wabash
Dean Byron Trippet asked him to interview for a job as a speech instructor.
In that postwar time...
GIFT BY THE BANGHARTS WILL YIELD BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR WABASH
John T. Banghart '58 founded businesses selling turf grass (sod) and
growing nursery stock for landscape use. So he understands the importance
of planting seeds...
MULTIPLE PLANNED GIFTS: DR. SHERMAN FRANZ '59 EXPRESSES DEEP APPRECIATION
Home base is Columbus, Indiana, but Dr. Sherman Franz '59 is also a
psychiatrist Down Under. In the last few years, Sherm and Jacqueline, his
wife of 46 years, have...
An Influenced Life: JIM TALLEY '78 supports wabash with bequest
It seems to Jim Talley '78 that one of his favorite Wabash memories
concerns "It Seems to Me That ... "
"On Thursdays, during the"...
Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
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.
Fixed Income for Retirement
After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
Fixed Income for Retirement
After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small town, Patricia is ready to retire.
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.
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.