Young Investors Give Back to UD
Jodi Stricker is a small-business owner, an adjunct professor at the University of Dubuque and a success story. Her early education was a struggle, but she found the hope and opportunity to succeed at UD.
Jodi was the first person in her family to go to college, and her family didn't have the experience to support her through school. She found that support at UD.
"You can feel it as soon as you step on campus. It is a family. It's obvious they care about you. They want you to do well," she says.
Jodi was one of the first to complete UD's consolidated degree program, graduating with her master's and undergraduate degrees in 2003.
Now, she's passionate about making sure UD has what it needs to provide for other students. She and her husband, Tom, a wealth advisor, have included UD in their estate. She knows firsthand how their donation will help students.
"We make annual investments in student scholarships and realize the importance to pay it forward for other UD students to have the same opportunity that I did. Making the important decision to include the University in our estate is a continued belief in the Mission. It's a legacy that will keep going after we're gone," she says.
Jodi and Tom are in their late 30s, and she says it's not at all too soon to make these considerations for the future. The representatives at UD's Advancement Office are willing to help navigate the process.
"The process is initially intimidating, but once you get going, you realize how easy it is," she says.
Never Too Early to Plan for the Future
Investing in UD has a direct impact on students. You could help write the next success story. Contact Advancement Office at 800-483-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about your giving options.
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