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Professor Carmen Cid, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the past four years and a member of the Eastern faculty since 1987, continues to be amazed and humbled by the number of people she has met who remind her of the positive and life-altering experiences that they had as undergraduates at Eastern.
Did you know there are creative ways to support Eastern Connecticut State University? Ways in which Eastern, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?
Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and Eastern. For example:
- You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
- You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
- You can get a monthly paycheck for life in return for your gift.
Where to Begin?
- Identify Your Goals
- Discover Gifts Anyone Can Afford
- See How Gifts Can Pay You Income
- Explore Gifts That Protect Assets
A Transformational Gift from the Brown Estate
Dorothy E. Brown passed away in 2006 and left her entire estate to the University, including a Victorian home on Bolivia Street, land, and a stock portfolio in excess of $4.5 million. Brown's home on Bolivia Street has been named the Brown Faculty Residence and is being utilized as a residence for visiting university guests. Dorothy's mother, Doris, attended Eastern in the mid-1930s, leaving to work as a bookkeeper in her husband's furniture and appliance store located on Main Street in Willimantic.
"A gift of this magnitude will have a tremendous impact on the University and will greatly enhance Eastern's ability to provide multi-year scholarship commitments for deserving students," said Kenneth J. DeLisa, vice president for institutional advancement.
"The Brown bequest is a perfect example of why we talk to our alumni and friends about ways that they might be able to help the University in the future, not just today," said President Elsa M. Nuñez. "It is our job to be stewards for the present as well as the future. This is why we use the Legacy Society to plant the seeds of support for Eastern with our alumni and friends."