Gift Planning Donor Stories

Moore bequest supports MUDEC, College of Arts and Science and Glee Club
Miami University alumnus Terrence T. Moore has committed to a bequest that honors some of his most significant experiences at Miami.

Speech pathology alumna gives back to Miami
In honor of a faculty that took a personal interest in her, a "superior education" that helped launch her career, and the scholarship that helped make her own Miami University experience possible, Kristin Gatchel Replogle ('89, M.S. '90) has committed to an initial gift and substantial bequest to establish and support the Kristin Gatchel Replogle Scholarship for Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Planned bequest to provide support to MUDEC
Carol Spomer ’71, who spent a transformative semester studying at the Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg, has chosen to honor that experience and share it with future generations through a sizeable planned bequest in support of the Center.

$1 million gift will benefit future educators at Miami
A $1 million bequest from Faye Anderson Smith, a long-time educator and 1959 Miami University graduate, will provide scholarship support to future educators through Miami’s School of Education, Health and Society (EHS).

Siler bequest supports Miami Air Force ROTC detachment
Retired Air Force Colonel Stetson Siler, a 1975 Miami University graduate, and his wife Katherine recently added $500,000 to an existing bequest supporting Miami's Air Force ROTC detachment. The two supported funds now total $1 million and will serve to strengthen retention, recognize outstanding performance, and enhance detachment operations.

Casper Bequest to Make Education More Affordable to Future Miamians
Arthur B. (Brandy) Casper '62, a prominent Middletown, Ohio, attorney, is carrying on his family's philanthropic connection to Miami University by recently committing to a substantial bequest.

Holtz Honors Miami Connection through Charitable Gift Annuities
The Benefactor – Spring 2010
Mary Heston Holtz ’48 has traveled to Europe three times, sailed her own sailboat on the Great Lakes, driven her MGA sports car in rallies throughout New York state, and even retired to Florida once, but there is one piece of real estate she’s never gotten out of her heart.

Guiler’s Passion for Students Lives On
There is no more noble a life than one spent touching the future through the inspiration and education of young minds. Thus is the legacy of Dickinson “Dick” Guiler `49, whose genuine concern and passion for his students spanned a more-than 40-year career in education and left in its wake the countless lives he touched.

Keebler’s passion for Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics
Will and Mary Lee Keebler’s passion for Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics is apparent to those who regularly attend football, basketball, hockey games and other athletic events.

Harry T. and Donovan Black Scholarship
When Donovan Black entered Miami University as a freshman, he didn’t get much help. The first in his family to go to college, he couldn’t call on his parents to help him navigate the admission process – they knew less about it than he did. And as for funds to pay his tuition, Donovan did whatever he had to do.

They Built the Future
The Benefactor – Spring 2009
As Miami University celebrates 200 years of history, tradition, and achievement, it is impossible to fully appreciate the historic milestone without exploring the legacies left by those who helped sustain and shape the university’s mission.

Planned Gift to Support Future Educators
Judy Marquis Rymer ’61 has lived a life shaped by educators.

Klawon’s Generosity Opens Doors for Miami Students
While the path Lois Klawon `39 traveled through life was fraught with obstacles, the path she left behind for Miami University students is paved with opportunity and promise for a better tomorrow.

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