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Teaching, Learning, and Support for a Bright Future

Knowledge. Curiosity. Treasured memories. Lifelong friendships.

Emeritae Professors JaneO’Donnell and Kathleen O’BrienWicker. “I’m proud of theCollege and will continue tosupport its mission to educateyoung women,” says Jane.

Emeritae Professors Jane O’Donnell and Kathleen O’Brien Wicker. “I’m proud of the College and will continue to support its mission to educate young women,” says Jane.

These are just a few things that Scripps students take with them when they leave campus to begin the next chapter in their lives. It turns out the same thing is true for the dedicated members of the College's faculty.

Professors Kathleen O'Brien Wicker and Jane O'Donnell inspired several generations of Scripps students, serving as academic colleagues from the 1970s into the 21st century. Both are now retired, but their relationship to the College—as well as their friendship with each other—remains strong.

"When I reflect on the 32 years I was on the Scripps faculty committed to women's education, I think first about the wonderful young students I was privileged to know and to teach," says Kathleen. "Many of them continue to be dear friends who inspire me by their lives and accomplishments."

Jane feels a similar sense of connection. "My years at Scripps never disappointed me. I was doing what I loved and found a family among the Scripps community, many of whom have become lifelong friends. Scripps progressed and grew during those years into something of which I was proud to be a part."

Scripps has been enriched not only by the professors' years of teaching and mentorship, but also by two funds that bear their names: the Jane O'Donnell Scholarship and the Kathleen O'Brien Wicker Lectureship. These funds provide important benefits for today's students, while honoring the professors' many contributions to community life, scholarship, and teaching at Scripps.

Underlining the collegiality that has marked their careers, both professors have thoughtfully contributed to the fund named for the other.

"By supportingScripps College financially," Kathleen explains, "I want to show my loyalty to a college that provides generations of young women with a strong liberal arts education and the skills to be strong and effective leaders, whatever they choose to do."

"I'm proud of the College and will continue to support its mission to educate young women," says Jane.

Support Future Generations of Young Women
Your gift to Scripps College in an estate plan will benefit young women for years to come. Contact Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@scrippscollege.edu and (909) 621-8400 to learn more.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Scripps College 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 Scripps College, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1030 Columbia Avenue, #2009 Claremont, CA 91711, 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 Scripps College 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 potential 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 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 Scripps College 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 Scripps College 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 Scripps College where you agree to make a gift to Scripps College 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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