Meet Our Donors

Elyse Ruth (CLA ’71)
Elyse Ruth '71 When Elyse Ruth was a junior at Temple in 1969, she studied abroad at the London School of Economics. Because no financial aid was available, she had to find alternate means of funding her studies, including a job in a pub. More

Morton Goldfield '49
Morton Goldfield '49 When Morton Goldfield '49 was selecting a college to attend, he knew his family couldn't afford one of the costlier local institutions, so he chose to pursue his studies at Temple University. After graduating from the Fox School of Business, he began his career as an accountant and stockbroker. More

Albert Brown, CST '64
donor-albert-brown-thumb.jpgWhen the time came for Albert Brown '64 to choose a college, he realized his options were few. While in high school, "sports and girls took precedence over studies," he says. At home, his family was struggling financially. More

Ann Robinson, CHPSW '58
donor-ann-robinson-thumb.jpgDuring an illustrious career that included stints as an Ivy League Field Hockey head coach and the Vice President of Consumer Affairs for the U.S. Postal Service, Ann McKernan Robinson '58 continuously found ways to contribute leadership and positively transform the culture of her profession. And in the nearly 25 years that have followed since her crowning achievement (developing and implementing an independent measurement of customer service for the Postal Service), Ann has continued to make a profound impact and inspire leadership in the philanthropic world at Temple University. More

Estelle R. Alexander, CLA '69 and Gerson J. Alexander, CLA '65
donor-estelle-gerson-alexander-thumb.jpgWe believe that our formative years in Philadelphia - spent at Temple and Girls' and Central High Schools, respectively - provided us with the skills, tools and knowledge that have guided us throughout our lives. Our experiences at Temple offered us opportunities that we would not have had otherwise, and which enrich our lives to this day. That's why we give to Temple - so that others can have the opportunities and experiences this great university affords. More

Jerry Collincini, EDU '74
donor-jerry-collincini-thumb.jpgA lifelong Owls supporter, Collincini is retired from his positions as Parks and Recreation Director in Manalapan, New Jersey, and adjunct professor at nearby Rutgers University. More

Johanna DeStefano
donor-johanna-destefano-thumb.jpgRalph DeStefano '65 grew up in a tough Philly neighborhood. After high school, he served in the Army and then joined the Philadelphia Police Force, later working the 4-to-midnight shift so he could be a day student at Temple. More

Mary Sewatsky, M.D., MED '81
donor-mary-sewatsky-thumb.jpgMary Sewatsky always knew she wanted to be a doctor. But, growing up as one of nine children in a small Pennsylvania town, she knew her parents could not afford to send her to medical school. If she wanted to pursue her dream, she would need to find a place that offered affordability, and she would need a little help. More

Robert Roberts, EDU '54
donor-robert-roberts-thumb.jpgIf you ask him about including Temple in your estate plans, Robert M. Roberts '54 will answer with enthusiasm. "Go ahead and do it," he says. "It's really important!" More

Tony McIntyre, FOX '80
donor-tony-mcintrye-thumb.jpgHis brother, Michael McIntyre '74, is an Owl who holds a degree in business administration from Temple's MBA program and has served as assistant director of admissions. His sister-in-law Patti McIntyre '74, another Owl, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling and psychology. She has served as assistant dean of student affairs.

Richard M. Lehman, M.D., MED '62
donor-tony-mcintrye-thumb.jpgDr. Richard Lehman grew up right outside of Philadelphia, and in many ways a career in medicine seemed predestined. His father was a prominent Philadelphian surgeon, a path that Lehman's brother would also ultimately pursue. But when Lehman began his first year of medical school at Temple in 1958, it was psychology, not surgery, that had piqued his interest. But right off the bat, he recalls "during my freshmen year I took a month of neuroanatomy, and I found it very interesting." Before he knew it, he was finding a lifelong avocation in neurosurgery. More

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Temple University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Temple University, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1801 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Temple University or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Temple University as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Temple University as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Temple University where you agree to make a gift to Temple University and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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