Planned Giving

Text Resize

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of generosity to the University of Dayton.

Donor Stories

  • Barbara Eckler '80
    When Barbara Eckler '80 and her husband, Bo Cheatham, sat down to revisit their estate plans they realized their loved ones were well taken care of, so they decided to name their alma maters as the beneficiaries of their IRAs.
  • Maximizing Assets
    Bill Tweed '70 benefited from the generosity of others to help get him to, and through, the University of Dayton.
  • Investing in the Next Generation of Educators
    When Donna Valponi Brookhart '76 attended the University of Dayton, she had a career of great impact in mind as an elementary...
  • Flyers Paying It Forward
    Denise Eder Palmer '77 and Greg Palmer '78 included the University of Dayton in their estate plan because they realize it is a powerful...
  • Repaying an act of kindness
    Over a decade ago, Yoshiharu "Yosh" Ohara '52 pledged to make an estate gift to the University of Dayton — a commitment UD...
  • Giving for the Greatest Good
    After retiring from her law practice in 2017, R. Anne Shale '87, returned to the University of Dayton School of Law to attend continuing education courses...
  • Funding a scholarship with a blended gift? It's a stroke of genius.
    Robert Wenning '69 knows that being in the right place at the right time is only part of the secret to success. You also have to put in the hard work, and...
  • Replenishing the fount of knowledge
    The Great Depression taught valuable lessons to those who lived through it: resilience, determination, frugality, appreciation. For 1967 UD graduates...
  • Giving the Gift of Education from your IRA
    Sandra Bertoni Schmidt, Ph.D. '69 credits the University of Dayton for building a community that fostered the connections she formed...
  • A Flyer Promise
    University of Dayton alumnus William Tweed and his wife, Jan, have donated $1.5 million to endow a Flyer Promise scholarship...
  • A Bequest for Success
    Bill Uhl '56 led the Flyers to a No. 2 national ranking, the highest our men's basketball team has ever reached - so far. Uhl wants the Flyers...
  • What's Your Legacy?
    Chris Fohl '21 is a first-generation college student who is at the University of Dayton because David Poff '72 realized he could make a difference for...
  • Invested in the Future of UD
    Cheyenne Ward '20 wants what most Flyers want, "I want to be able to make changes that impact people." That is exactly what Paul '50...
  • Bequest From The Heart
    In 2002, Jeff '95 and Leslie '94 Gonya took a leap, following their dream to open a bed and breakfast, the Inn Port...
  • Phil Anthony Donor Profile
    The circle of giving is very important to alumnus Phil Anthony. As a recipient of a scholarship himself, Anthony hoped...
  • Giving Through an IRA
    Pat Goerig has had a career worth writing about. From his service as a U.S. Army combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam to his...
  • The Gift of Life Insurance
    Bill Feldmann's ('68, '70) memories of UD started many years ago. He recalls going to Albert Emanuel Hall at the age of five...
  • Successful University Alum Gives Back in a Big Way
    Phil Warth '69 looks at life as an adventure. This attitude has served him well, allowing him to take risks and embrace opportunities...
  • The Power of Annuities
    For Vada da Silva, growing up in rural West Virginia during the Great Depression meant struggle and sacrifice.

University Advancement

1700 South Patterson
Building 5th Floor
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7053
Gifts Through My Will or Trust