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Donor Stories

  • Surprise Scholarship Awarded
    A celebration of giving turned into a celebration of receiving for Aaron Southworth '13, an early childhood education major from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • A Work of Art
    Floyd and Annie Rietveld first became connected with Cedarville in 1975. Their friend, Myron Amstutz '79, a longtime supporter of the University, encouraged the Rietvelds to join him in giving...
  • The Elders
    Nathan Elder had strong family ties to Cedarville University. His beloved late wife, Hazel Edwards Elder, graduated from Cedarville in 1924.
  • Investing in a Scholarship
    Throughout her life, Irma Dodson gave so much of herself to her students. It is no surprise that her investment continues even after her death.
  • Bequest to Help Cedarville Students
    Edith Wigal Clark graduated from Cedarville College in 1929 and served as a teacher for more than 35 years. In 1937, she married the love of her life, David Clark.
  • Kaysers Place Farm in a Charitable Trust
    Mr. & Mrs. William Kayser owned and operated a farm in central Illinois for almost 40 years. Bill and Beryl were active in their local church and routinely supported a number of ministries.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.

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