Anne and Brian Beckwith hope to inspire the next generation. And the one after that. And …
Theirs is a UGA love story. Anne (BBA ’90) and Brian (BBA ’91) met while students and have made the University of Georgia an integral part of their lives ever since.
Brian served on the UGA Board of Visitors and the Alumni Board for the Terry College of Business. Anne has served as secretary of the Women of UGA Leadership Council and is currently serving on the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors. Their condo in Athens allows frequent attendance at university events, but the desire to still do more led the couple to endow the Beckwith Senior Scholarship to help Terry College seniors who have encountered obstacles get to the finish line.
Anne explains, “It would be a tragedy to invest three years into an education, only to drop out. By helping seniors finish, we’re creating productive members of society. It’s a good investment in the future.”
Their commitment to UGA doesn’t end.
“The university means so much to us and has been such a BIG part of our lives. We want to continue to be engaged and involved in the future of UGA.”
In addition to the endowment, the Beckwiths have included bequests to the UGA Foundation in their wills. Brian explains, “We want to do everything we can and hopefully inspire the same level of involvement for others.” Anne adds, “Find something personally meaningful to you. There are so many opportunities and gaps to fill.”
Consider a Blended Gift
A blended gift is a combination of two or more gift types to increase your philanthropic impact, maximize your personal tax benefits, preserve wealth for you and your family and further the university’s mission. By blending multiple gift types, you can make an impact far greater than ever imagined, and it’s easier to do than you think.
Three Simple Ways to Make a Lasting Impact
Charitable Gift Annuity
Make a valuable gift to the University of Georgia Foundation that pays you a fixed amount for life and can qualify you for a charitable tax deduction.
401(k) / IRA Beneficiary Designation
Avoid taxes by making the University of Georgia Foundation the beneficiary of your 401(k) or IRA. Retirement assets usually get taxed even on estates that do not pay estate taxes.
Designate the University of Georgia Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate in your will or trust.
The first step?
Clint Travis in UGA’s Office of Gift and Estate Planning looks forward to discussing your unique situation. Drop him a line or give him a call at (706) 542-8140.