Fund Raising

These Days, Colleges Urge Young Alumni to Give ... Posthumously

Courtesy of the OSU Foundation

Scott A. Mickelson and his wife, Caryn, included their alma mater, Oregon State U., in their wills: "We wanted to make sure that our son was taken care of. Once we were sure he would be all right, we decided to include Oregon State."
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For college fund raisers, one bright spot in the economic doldrums is that it's easier to talk with potential donors about their deaths.

Worried about outliving their assets, many alumni who want to make a charitable gift are now more inclined to do...

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