It’s a good life John Bolender has lived since Boeing recruited him right off the UW campus, and that’s why he has established three charitable gift annuities with the University of Wisconsin Foundation and recently made a significant gift from the combined IRA belonging to him and his late wife, JoAnn, also a UW graduate with a degree in home economics education.
Some donors contribute to the University of Wisconsin-Madison with cash, some use appreciated securities, some use real estate. It’s rather unusual to do all three. But Dr. Joe Mnuk has an unusual story—how he wound up at the UW-Madison in the first place and how he and his wife, Julie, decided to revise their estate plans and give back.
“The university is benefiting, and I’m tremendously benefiting,” Becker said. “My income is going up every year because I’m giving money away. I can’t think of a better way to say thank you to the university.”
When Dr. Tom Koehler was tired of pumping iron at a gym, he established a yak ranch for outdoor exercise. When his life circumstances changed, he made a gift of the ranch to the UW-Madison.
George Dergalis died in February 2012, and his wife, Margaret, is honoring his memory through an endowed gift that will help encourage students to solve problems creatively across disciplines.