Many of our donors choose to make a planned gift to the University, leaving a legacy that touches the lives of others. Their kindness and selflessness is reflected in each gift, making an impact not only on the recipient but also on the University and community.
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Legacy Donor Stories
Irene Heywood Koerwitz understood the value of a good book. Her professional life centered around her love of literature and sharing that interest with young people. A generous bequest funds the purchase of books for the children's literature class. Her gift ensures that future students will understand and appreciate the power of the written word.
Carol Schulke’s career path led her to public and private universities as a dedicated educator in the field of social work. Following her retirement as department chairperson and associate professor of social work from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) in 2003, she established a revocable charitable trust to create a living legacy to carry on her life’s work through the Carol L. Schulke MSW Collaboration Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation.
As a student at the Oshkosh Teachers College from 1931 to 1934, it is unlikely Jane Atwood thought about making a planned gift to benefit future generations of students. But, over time, that’s exactly what she did. In 2009, the UW Oshkosh Foundation received a gift of more than $500,000 from the estate of Jane Atwood O’Connell, upon her death at the age of 94, creating a living legacy for future generations.