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Gift Planning

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A Legacy of Promise

Invest in UCR’s future with a legacy gift. You can make a lasting impact at the university while providing for yourself and your family through gift planning. You may direct whether your legacy gift will add to the pipeline of support for the university’s groundbreaking research, create scholarships for deserving students, sustain cherished academic programs, or simply add to the general health and well-being of UC Riverside — for generations to come.

Kim Wilcox“What is a legacy? The word legacy comes from the Latin legati, ambassadors sent by Rome in ancient times to a province or foreign country. Today, Merriam-Webster defines legacy as ‘a gift by will especially of money or other personal property.’

So, how are the two definitions related? Simple: Your bequest—your legacy gift—to UCR is your ambassador to the future. It’s your direct line to future generations of students and researchers to help them live their promise.”

Kim A. Wilcox

To explore how you can make an impact at UCR through a legacy gift, or to read examples of how others have done so, visit Plan My Legacy.

Legacies of Impact

The GoodmansVictor and Marjorie Goodman: Bequest

Victor and Marjorie helped to shape UC Riverside's early years. Victor joined the faculty when UCR first opened in 1954 and founded what became the UCR Botanic Gardens. Marjorie served as director of the campus bookstore for over two decades, enriching the student experience. They left money in their trust to UCR to support the Botanic Gardens, carrying on their legacies in the place they both loved. Learn more about making a gift to UCR through your will or trust.

The GrefsSally and Lynn Gref: Charitable Gift Annuity

Sally and her late husband Lynn ('63, M.A. '64, Ph.D. '66), a first-generation college graduate, believed in STEM education. The couple set up a series of gifts that started paying a guaranteed income stream to them in retirement. After both their lifetimes, these legacy gifts will endow a scholarship in science. Learn more about gifts that pay secure income.

The MullensBarbara and Ray Mullen: Charitable Remainder Trust

Barbara and Ray were college sweethearts who went on to medical school together. Barbara came to UCR to serve as the physician in the Campus Health Center and stayed for 25 years. The couple set up a life income gift funded with a rental property, minimizing capital gains. This gift pays income to them for life and will eventually support the Campus Health Center. Learn more about turning an asset into an income stream.

The MarcouxsVirginia and Carl Marcoux: Pooled Income Fund

Virginia and her late husband Carl (Ph.D. '94) shared a passion for Latin American history. Inspired by his father who only completed a sixth-grade education but never stopped learning, Carl went back to school in retirement to get his graduate degrees. He and Virginia created a gift that provides income to them for life and will ultimately endow an award for dissertation research. Learn more about gifts that can pay income to donors of any age.

The Office of Gift Planning is here to help you find a charitable plan that best suits your goals. For more information, or to see personalized gift illustrations, contact:

Jeff Janosko
Sr. Director of Development, Gift Planning
(951) 827-6296

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Office of Development
Mailing Address:
900 University Avenue, MC063
Riverside, CA 92521

Physical Address:
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5611
Fax: (951) 827-7311