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Why We Give
A Fresh Twist on Giving
Serendipity certainly played a part in connecting Earlham alumni Richard and Sandy Nakamura with the College’s vice president for institutional advancement, Kim Tanner. Sandy came across a charitable giving article that Kim wrote for an issue of Connections.
Giving Back Takes Center Stage
When Gina Calvelli first stepped onto Earlham's campus in the early 1970s, she immediately fell in love. She could feel the energy and enthusiasm for developing well-rounded students and knew this was the college for her.
An Eye Toward the Future
Award-winning teacher Carol Brewer '73 reflects on hard work, Earlham principles and the importance of producing readers and thinkers. It was 1969, three years before she would enroll in Earlham, and Carol Brewer was about as far from Richmond, Indiana, as she could get.
A ‘Win-Win’ Way to Give
Ask Mary “Shorty” Birenbaum ’61 why Earlham was the best place for her and she responds with quiet conviction. “I learned to listen, to hear what other people are saying,” she says.
Telling the Story: An Earlham Alum's Journey
Howell Gatchell '69 has seen firsthand what an Earlham education can do. A retired radio journalist, Howell was thrust into one of the biggest stories of his career while still a student.
Alumna Opens Doors for Diverse Science Careers
Earlham College opened Libby Yunger's eyes to subjects that changed her future. Today, she provides opportunities for current students to also think outside the box.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Earlham as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Earlham as a lump sum.