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  • The Katos: Making it count
    The Katos: Making it count
    When in 2015 they established the Sharleen and Dean Kato Family Global Service Learning Scholarship Endowment...
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  • Charitable IRA Rollovers Open Doors to Creative Giving
    Charitable IRA Rollovers Open Doors to Creative Giving
    Leah Ramer uses tax-free distributions from her IRA to support a nursing endowment fund in her name.
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  • Living Life by Lifting Others: Bud and Patti Bylsma
    Living Life by Lifting Others: Bud and Patti Bylsma
    Bud Bylsma and his wife, Patti, have created charitable gift annuities that will support Seattle Pacific University after their lifetimes.
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  • IRA Beneficiary Designation
    IRA Beneficiary Designation
    Patricia Bentz keeps an unusual collection — Winnie the Pooh books published in 24 different languages including Greek, Latin, Russian, and the prize find — Afrikaner.
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  • Endowment Supports Faculty Development
    Endowment Supports Faculty Development
    Rob Wall is an esteemed Seattle Pacific University professor of Scripture, an author, and a scholar. He speaks with clarity about the relevancy of the gospel to learning and to the world.
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  • Creative Giving with Real Estate
    Creative Giving with Real Estate
    Karl Krienke taught physics and mathematics at SPU for 44 years. His wife, Reita, was an elementary and preschool teacher.
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  • Who Knew Investing Could Be So Fun
    Who Knew Investing Could Be So Fun
    Les Nelson '57 and his wife, Carol, are an energetic and dedicated couple who live in Issaquah, Washington. They are proudly of Swedish descent, and parents and grandparents to four children and 11 grandchildren.
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