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We are delighted to make available to you our e-newsletters. Each newsletter features a donor story, explanation of a gift planning vehicle and news from campus. We hope you are inspired by what you read and are encouraged to reach out to us for more information.

To join our mailing list, please provide your name and email address to Stacey at bulucz@ohio.edu.


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Greetings from campus at Ohio University! We were excited to welcome more than 4,300 first-year students to campus this fall.
     As you scroll down, we hope you will enjoy reading about the generosity of alumnus Clewell Smith in honor of a late OHIO professor emeritus. Similarly, Dr. Chris France was named the 2014 Distinguished Professor in recognition of his outstanding teaching and scholarly accomplishments.
      We hope this newsletter provides you more insight into our Gift Planning program. In this issue, we explain Revocable Trusts and explore how a charitable request from a Revocable Trust may fit with your estate plans.
      As always, thank you for your support of Ohio University and I look forward to hearing from you!

      Kelli L. Kotowski
      Executive Director
      Gift Planning & Principal Gifts
      (740) 597-18919  

Alumnus Establishes Prize in Philosophy Department to Honor Late OHIO Professor Emeritus

The 1960's was a turbulent time on college campuses all across the nation. Race riots, political assassinations, and the Draft made headlines in the daily news. For high school graduates, choosing a college to attend was often based on issues that had little to do with education. Clewell Smith chose to attend Ohio University on a whim, selecting it only because a good friend applied. His thought? It would be fun to room with someone he knew.

Fortunately for him, Smith was accepted and enrolled in a class that would change his life forever. The class was taught by a professor that would serve as a role model for years to come. Click here to read more.

2014 Distinguished Professor Award Recipient: Christopher France

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis bestowed the 2014 Distinguished Professor Award on Christopher France, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, on May 2, 2014 during the Graduate Commencement Exercises.

The prestigious Distinguished Professor award was established in 1959 and recognizes scholarly accomplishment, professional reputation and contribution to the University.

With the honor, France will receive a lifetime designation, one semester of academic leave and the privilege of naming one undergraduate student annually to receive a distinguished professor scholarship. 
Click here to read more.

What is a Revocable Trust?

A revocable trust is a legal instrument that allows you to manage your assets during your lifetime, which are then distributed to your beneficiaries according to your wishes upon your death. You reserve the right to amend or revoke the trust and the designations during your lifetime.

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Request our Gift Planning Guide

The Gift Planning Guide provides a comprehensive explanation of planned gifts including, bequests, trusts, gift annuities, and other gift vehicles.

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Want to Learn More About Gift Planning?

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