Jerry Collincini, EDU '74


That's what Temple gave him, says Jerry Collincini EDU '74, and that's why he gives back.

A 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.

Thanks to a Temple Athletic Scholarship, he played football under legendary Coach Wayne Hardin and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree, in 1974 from what was then the College of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In 1978, he received an M.Ed. in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Temple academics and athletics laid the groundwork for his career. "Temple provided the foundation to be successful in my industry," Collincini says. "Temple football provided many intangibles — a football family in Philadelphia, lifelong friends and life lessons learned from Coach Hardin."

His Temple education, he says, has defined his career. Under his direction,The Manalapan's Recreation Center became one of the largest municipally-owned and operated facilities of its kind on the East Coast. Collincini played a vital role in framing the legal concept known as the NJ Little League Law that protects volunteers from civil lawsuits. He has won county, state and national recognition for his professional work.

Enthusiastic travelers in retirement, Collincini and his wife, Rena, still take advantage of the seasons' tickets they've held to Owl's football and basketball games since 1976. With encouragement from the Collincinis, Jerry's nephew, Adam Figura '11, graduated from Temple's Fox School of Business. Today, he is an Executive Projects Coordinator with Lincoln Financial Group, in San Ramon, California.

To honor Coach Hardin, Collincini has established a gift in his will to support the new Hardin Wing football practice facility.

"I have found it personally rewarding to give to Temple," he says. "It's a place that changed my life."

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the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

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

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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.

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You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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.

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