As a child, Dr. Willa Dean Lowery (‘48) loved to learn, a passion she nurtured her whole life. Grateful for her Stetson experience, Dr. Lowery generously supported the university annually for over 40 years while simultaneously providing for its future. When she passed, her estate plan generously provided for endowments in both her and her mother‘s name, benefiting scholarships for years to come.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Jerry and Betty Kruhm (‘57 and ‘59) are both “Double Hatters,” former Board members and retired educators. In addition to generously supporting Stetson annually for 39 years, they wanted to “have some income and leave something for Stetson,” so they took money out of the market to fund four charitable gift annuities with the university over the years. Jerry said, “It‘s been a great option for us.”
After her junior year, Sally Sartain Jane ('62) left high school and enrolled in Stetson's Early Admission and Advanced Placement program (the first in Florida) and excelled. Grateful for the excellent education and the wonderful sense of community she received, Sally has given back by generously supporting Stetson annually for 37 years while simultaneously providing for its future. She has made the university the beneficiary of her two IRA accounts.