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Passion Inspires Poet's Legacy Gift

Lee Pennington

Recognizing that UofL is an important part of the Louisville community, poet Lee Pennington created a legacy gift to University Libraries Archives and Special Collections, as the Lee and Joy Pennington Cultural Heritage Gallery. Read More

Giving Back: Alum's 'Secret Sauce' of Life

Dr. Jane Burns

Driven in spirit and grateful for life's opportunities, Dr. Jane Burns has established an endowed scholarship fund for graduate students in accounting at UofL. She's also designated UofL as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy to be added to the endowed fund. Read More

For the Public Good: From Virus Research to Economic Development

Barbara Vinsell

Barbara (Vinsel) Tallman's fascination with viruses began when she had pneumonia as a child. At UofL, she researched viruses and continued that work after graduation. To advance future generations, Barbara and her husband, George, found a tax-wise way to give back while honoring her father. Read More

A Member of UofL's "Winning Team"

Paul Burchell

As an “adopted alumnus,” Paul Burchell believes in the value of a UofL education. By naming the University as owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, he’s making a lasting mark without causing a dent in his bank account. Read More

The Beat Goes On in Music Education

John M. Hoover

The University of Louisville was the background music to John M. Hoover's successful career in music education, constantly supporting him and accentuating the highlights of his life. Now he's giving back in a meaningful way.  Read More

A Gift Honoring the Legacy of Speed's Wartime Dean, Ford Lee Wilkinson Jr.

Walta Lee Wilkinson Carmichael

Walta Lee Wilkinson Carmichael felt at home at the University of Louisville. To honor her father, who served as Dean for a time, and make an impact on students, Walta decided to include UofL in here estate plan. Read More

Advocating for Women's Health

Dr. Jan Rogers

Dr. Jan Rogers credits UofL for teaching her the leadership skills she's needed throughout her career. Her gift will help deserving students get the same education she did. Read More

Service to Country and Others

Tim and Nancy Pifer

Tim and Nancy Pifer continue to demonstrate their commitment to service after a lifetime of military service and have recently established an endowed scholarship fund to assist undergraduate history students. Read More

A Gift Years in the Making

Annabelle L. Woody

To mark their first wedding anniversary, Annabelle and Albert Woody ventured into the stock market, sparking a lifelong interest in investing. When Albert passed away, Annabelle used a mutual fund to create a named scholarship at the UofL School of Medicine. Read More

'Building Something Good'

Donald and Rosemary Fry

Dr. Donald Fry and his wife are working to 'build something good' in Louisville. Their future gift will ensure their support for UofL continues for years to come. Read More

A Gift by Design

Susan Smith

Susan Smith found the perfect way to express her gratitude to the University of Louisville by creating an endowed scholarship. Read More

Giving the Gift of a UofL Education

Milton Roggenkamp

Milton Roggenkamp credits UofL for his hard-won medical career. He and his late wife, Ruth, are making it easier for future students to pursue STEM education. Read More

An Executive Touch

Ken and Kathy Henderson

Supporting their community is a shared value for Ken and Kathy Henderson, and the University of Louisville is the latest beneficiary of the couple’s generosity. Read More

Slide Rule, Speed School and Lasting Impact

Alice Bratcher

Dale and Alice Bratcher created a named scholarship to support their love of Cardinal Athletics and Speed School. Read More