The Legacy of Giving
One variation of the definition of “legacy” is “something that is handed down or remains from a previous generation of time.” The idea of legacy is particularly relevant in the context of higher education at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and each alumnus’ opportunity to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy is present in the form of planned giving.
Many of our doctors and their spouses and families have made the significant decision to remember the School of Dentistry in their wills and estates, and as such, have marked their legacies upon their alma mater for generations to come. Further, as students who enter the School and the dental profession face new and daunting challenges in today’s marketplace, notwithstanding the inherent difficulties facing the School relative to diminishing state support, this foundation of long-term support from our doctors is needed now more than ever for long-term sustainability.
But it’s not about what we need. Rather, it’s about you, the educated dental physician in the field – it’s about your educational experience and the passing of the torch to new students that you may feel compelled to support – it’s about your legacy. Please take the time to review very important information at www.uoflplannedgifts.org, an informative and useful website indicating the myriad of ways in which you can permanently mark your legacy at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Further, if this is a decision that you and your family have already made, it is wise to inform the School of your decision such that the future funds received by the School will be used exactly and precisely as you direct.
As you consider your career and life experiences as it relates to the School of Dentistry, planned or legacy giving is an impactful way to place your imprimatur on the School of Dentistry for decades and generations to come.