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-John Quincy Adams
A Gift of Real Estate Provides Flexibility
Meeting with Susan Moore you get the distinct feeling that she loves her job. Susan has spent her career classifying books and resources so library patrons can find what they need. She developed an interest in library work when she was a student worker in the Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in political science at UNI in 1982, Susan received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Iowa. That led to a librarian position at the University of Arizona where she also earned a master’s degree in geography. Susan smiles as she says, “Because I lived in Arizona for more than 10 years (1984–96), I could call myself a seminative.”
The seminative returned to her native state of Iowa in 1996 to become a catalog librarian and bibliographer at Rod Library. Recently, Susan was promoted to full professor.
As a former student and employee of 19 years, Susan understands the need to give back financially to UNI. In her estate plans, Susan donated her condominium to the university with the proceeds to be divided between scholarships, Rod Library and unrestricted funds. “I wanted the gifts to be used without many restrictions,” Susan says, “because it is hard to tell what the needs of the campus will be in the future. This allows some flexibility in their use.”
Susan said she saw advertisements for cars to be donated to charity so she thought, “Why not my condo?” She says, “It is my hope the scholarships will allow students to get a great education at UNI without having to incur a large debt. I hope the funds for the Rod Library and the unrestricted funds will allow the university to continue the traditions of excellence in education and student support.”
Like Susan, you have the power to make a difference in a student’s life by creating a scholarship. Contact Helene Benitez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-273-6078 today to learn more.
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