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Scholarship Recipient Profiles

Sadie Fisher

Sadie Fisher - 2012
Hometown:
Lehigh, Iowa
Major:
History

Ben Van Walbeek

Ben Van Walbeek - 2012
Hometown:
Bluegrass, Iowa
Major:
Business Administration: Finance and Marketing

Devli

Devlin Hogans - 2012
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Major:
Broadcast

Gregory

Gregory Charles, Jr. - 2012
Hometown:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Major:
Business Administration: Management

Josh Moncivais

Josh Moncivais - 2013
Hometown:
Houston, Texas
Major:
History

Madison Gray

Madison Gray - 2014
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Major:
Elementary Education

Sammi Witten

Sammi Witten - 2014
Hometown:
Owassa, Oklahoma
Major:
Political Studies

Trevor Jarid Wilson

Trevor Jarid Wilson - 2014
Hometown:
Churdan, Iowa
Major:
Biology, Pre-Medicine

Luke Logan

Luke Logan - 2015
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Major:
Pre-Engineering

Xavier Norman Bartee III

Xavier Norman Bartee III - 2015
Hometown:
Arlington, Texas
Major:
Graphic Design

Nikki Patrick

Nikki Patrick - 2016
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Major:
English

Cameron Knust

Cameron Knust - 2016
Hometown:
Chariton, Iowa
Major:
Criminal Justice

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Case Study

The following is an illustration of how this type of donation works.

The Challenge: Each year, for many years, Jerry has written a $1,000 check to a qualified charitable organization. Jerry looks forward to making the donation, and each year the organization appreciates his generosity. But Jerry is getting older, and he thinks about what will happen after he dies to the programs made possible through his generosity.


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The Solution: Jerry's financial advisor suggests that Jerry consider creating an endowment, a type of gift that would allow his generosity to continue forever. To establish an endowment, Jerry makes a lump $25,000 donation, which the organization invests. The organization only uses a portion (e.g., 4 percent) of the fund to support the program of Jerry's choice. The remainder is reinvested in the fund, which allows it to grow and support annual payouts indefinitely. This generous arrangement replaces Jerry's $1,000 annual gift, assuming 4 percent ($1,000) is used by the fund yearly. By establishing the fund now instead of through his estate, Jerry is able to witness his generosity in action.

The Benefits: Jerry earns a $25,000 income tax charitable deduction on his taxes this year. The donation also reduces the size of his taxable estate at death. The organization receives the benefit of Jerry's generosity forever.





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