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Donor Stories

  • A Bequest in Your Will or Living Trust
    A Bequest in Your Will or Living Trust
    Steve Seibert's passion for Samford is in his blood. F. Paige Seibert Gymnasium bears the name of his grandfather.
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  • An Easy-to-Make Gift Hidden in Your Estate
    An Easy-to-Make Gift Hidden in Your Estate
    Talk with Gene Bluemly a few minutes and you'll quickly learn that Samford is important to him.
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  • Estate of Flora Woods Norwood
    Estate of Flora Woods Norwood
    Flora Norwood was a widow who had a great love for Samford University. She appreciated the Christian values that were the foundation of everything about Samford and wanted...
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  • The
    The "Double Benefit" of Giving Part and Keeping Part
    J.B. and Nancy Davis have been loyal supporters of Samford for many years, even though are graduates of another university.
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  • Give to Yourself Now and to Samford Later
    Give to Yourself Now and to Samford Later
    Bob retired about 20 years ago after a fulfilling career in scientific research and teaching at several universities. In their undergraduate schools, both Bob and Ann had strong...
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  • Keep Memories Alive and Lock in Your Giving Forever
    Keep Memories Alive and Lock in Your Giving Forever
    John and I share very fond memories of Samford, the administration, faculty and particularly the students. I know how much John's family cherishes Samford.
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  • Alternatives to A Bequest
    Alternatives to A Bequest
    Ruth and Frank were brother and sister with individual bank accounts and a joint bank account. After Frank died, Ruth wanted to make sure that, upon her own death, what was...
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  • A Tax-Smart Way to Give: Appreciated Securities
    A Tax-Smart Way to Give: Appreciated Securities
    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.
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Gift Examples

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals impacted by the good work of Samford.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for Samford. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Avoiding Tax on a Business Sale
    Charles owned 100% of the stock in a small technology company that he started 30 years ago. At 65 years of age, he began thinking about selling the business.
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