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Gift Planning

Gift Planning
Gift Planning
Gift Planning
Gift Planning

Make a Plan to Support Drake and Your Loved Ones

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It requires good planning for Drake to successfully continue providing an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for all that lies ahead in their world. And with your good planning, you can help us continue this standard and mission for years to come. A charitable gift made today or planned through your estate makes our goals possible, and you have many options that can help you achieve your goals for you and your family.

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You Make the Difference

Meet Supporters Like You Who Are Giving Back

Commitment to Private Education

After his service in the Navy during WWII, Tom McManamon returned to the states to complete his education. Tom graduated from Drake University in 1951 with a degree in English. Read more.

A Legacy for "Boots"

Harlan "Boots" Fleming and his wife, Lela mae "Mrs. Boots," were the proprietors of Peggy's from 1938 to 1972. Other than during his two stints in the service–in WWII and the Korean War–Boots could be found at Peggy's. Drake Alumni Continue to reminisce about the time spent at Peggy's and tell stories about Boots. Read more.

My Perpetual Scholarship Fund

In addition to providing for my family members and making donations to churches and other philanthropic institutions I admire, my desire was to establish a perpetual scholarship fund to benefit Drake students majoring in finance and real estate who are working their way through college. Read more.

Grateful Alum Leaves a Legacy

Mrs. Betty Ponder Debban is a 1948 music education graduate with a major in piano, a minor in voice and organ, and two teaching minors in English and history. Read more.

"Spend Your Money to Make a Difference"

Jack Ellis '57 and his wife, Audrey, are committed philanthropists, firm in the belief that financial fortune is a gift from God&ndahs;and should be spent accordingly. Read more.

"Students Find Inspiration in Scholarship Gift"

"I thought, If I'm not teaching, how can I promote learning?" Codel says. "My husband and I decided we could reach more lives through scholarships."
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