Couple Honors Lifelong Relationship With UD
When John (C'66) and Pam (C'66) Adams met on campus, they started a lasting relationship with each other and with the University of Dubuque. Because of the University's importance in their life story, they created a trust, naming UD as beneficiary.
Both were transfer students with ties to UD. John was born and raised in Dubuque and Pam, a native of Highland Park, Ill., had a cousin who had attended grade school with John. "We started dating the end of our junior year and were married during our senior year," John says. "The University is a very important part of our togetherness. The friendships we formed with very dear friends and staff are a very important part of our lives. We were great friends in college and great friends today," John explains. After graduation, Pam had worked a couple of years in the athletic department. She now handles some of the Christmas decorating that adorns the campus during the holiday season.
"Obviously, we would not have met if it hadn't been for UD. So during our estate planning, we knew we wanted to include the U," John says. "We have supported UD with various methods throughout the years, but this is a more formal, permanent gift.
"And the process is easy," John says. "All you have to do is tell your attorney. If UD is as important to you as it is to us, consider including UD in your will."
"John and Pam have been wonderful supporters of their alma mater. Now they're leaving a legacy, ensuring the future looks bright for UD students," says Kara Leglar-Murphy, director for donor relations. "Scholarships are more important than ever for our students during the current economic situation. As parents struggle to help their children, they find their investments can't cover everything. And if a parent loses a job, it's more difficult to find the resources."
For more information on how you can give back to the University of Dubuque, contact Kara at email@example.com or (800) 483-2586.
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