Gift & Estate Planning

Your Legacy, UTMB's Future

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In the 1800s, John Sealy was one of Galveston's civic standardbearers. At his passing, he did something momentous. He directed $50,000 of his estate for a charitable purpose to benefit his adopted hometown.

His wife and brother decided to use Sealy's bequest to hasten the opening of the state's first medical school by creating the first John Sealy Hospital. The voters of the state had approved Galveston as the location of the medical school. But the legislature had yet to appropriate the funds needed to breathe life into the voters' mandate. Construction of the hospital inspired the legislature to act, and, just one year after the hospital's dedication, UTMB opened its doors.

Through the tools of gift and estate planning, UTMB friends and alumni are following in Sealy's footsteps. Their generosity is blazing new philanthropic trails, helping UTMB remain among the country's leading university health science centers.

Whether you include UTMB in your will, make gifts of appreciated stock or use a giving strategy that pays you a source of life income, your smart financial decisions will shape the university–and the populations it serves–for generations to come.

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