"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
-John Quincy Adams
A Lesson in Giving
By Jane Worm '64
Every year when I edit the Pi Tau Phi sorority newsletter, I'm reminded of my college days at Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa). I've helped coordinate two sorority reunions during the past 10 years and we'll be gathering again in September during the Golden Graduate Reunion weekend festivities.
I'm really looking forward to the 50th reunion so I can reminisce with my sorority sisters and, hopefully, some business majors from my class of '64. As a reunion committee member, I'm excited to welcome grads from our class as well as graduates from previous years.
I met my husband, Richard, on campus. We were married one week after graduation and will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in June.
UNI gave us the knowledge we needed to enjoy two successful teaching careers. To show our gratitude, we wanted to give back in some way besides our annual support.
After talking to our financial adviser, we decided to establish a charitable trust. This has worked out well for us because we were able to designate some of our financial assets to go to UNI after our deaths and still use some of the income from the trust now.
For more information about the Golden Graduate Reunion, Sept. 5-6, 2014, please visit www.unialum.org/goldengraduate. All graduates from 1964 or before are invited.
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