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‘At the Heart of What I Care About’
Alumna Uses Her Retirement Plan to Promote a Healthy Future
A perfect day for Kathy Green ’72, ’89 is a day where she is productive, has done something for someone else and has been active outside. Dedicated to health and wellness, Kathy is no less active in retirement than she was when working full time as the director of University Health Services at the University of Northern Iowa.
Kathy retired in spring 2014 after 29 years at UNI, but continues her association with the university and its students. She bikes to campus four days a week to work out at Health Beat or the Wellness and Recreation Center where she enjoys climbing the wall alongside students.
Wellness, recreation and education are her passions, so it is no surprise that Kathy decided to designate some of her retirement fund to Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) at UNI. Kathy says there will always be a need to fund conferences and training for young WRS professionals and student employees.
“Designating the UNI Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of my retirement fund was an easy way to give back to something that is at the heart of what I care about,” says Kathy, a third-generation alumna.
A second part of her designation will support another passion: to help diverse students achieve their academic and career goals. In honor and memory of her friend Eunice Dell, a portion of her retirement fund will support the Sammie and Eunice Dell Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
“It’s fun to think about the places my money will help after I’m gone,” Kathy says. “Hopefully the organizations will be joyfully surprised.”
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