We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to the University of North Texas. Here are their stories.
Former All-American Keeps Passion for Basketball and UNT
"We are very grateful to have great alums like Bill Menefee," says women's basketball coach, Jalie Mitchell. "His belief and support in our program and in what we're building means the world to us. Our student-athletes are blessed to have people that care, and to see that number climb each year."
Helping UNT Students Help Others
Fannie Belle Gaupp knows that life can take unexpected and unwelcome turns. She also knows that a helping hand can turn despair into hope. In working with the UNT Foundation to establish the Fannie Belle Gaupp Outstanding Social Work Student Award, she aims to help students who will help others.
Support UNT and Receive Fixed Payments in Return
About 10 years ago, Robert established an annuity with the foundation. Through gift annuities like Robert's, donors contribute cash, securities or other assets to charity. In exchange, they receive annual payments for the rest of their lives, and they also get an income-tax break on a portion of the payments from the annuities.
When Louise Evans ('38) was a student worker in the College of Business Administration, she couldn't foresee a 42-year career with the University of North Texas as a librarian. She couldn't predict she'd make a bequest of more than half-a-million dollars to UNT library collections, scholarships and associations.
Expanding UNT's Global Presence
Anne Milner Fields and her great-nephew, alumnus Bryan Milner ('00), have pledged $1 million to UNT's College of Business to endow scholarships for study abroad opportunities.