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Bob and Mary Are Giving Smarter and Achieving Their Dreams...Find Out How You Can Too!

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Bob and Mary first met at Two-Bit Flicks, a 25-cent movie night held on Fridays in Brighton Lecture Hall. When the spring formal hosted by the women's dorm came around, Mary asked Bob to go with her. It was their first "official" date.

The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Or in Bob and Mary's case, it is natural history. That's because Emporia State also introduced them to a lifelong passion for the natural sciences.

Bob and Mary feel Emporia State was the catalyst for the life they've built together. Mary became a science educator for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. Bob founded and served as director of the Great Plains Nature Center and became a renowned nature photographer.

Now they want others to have the same opportunity they did. They want to help students come to ESU and discover a passion they can follow for the rest of their lives.

Bob and Mary found a simple and easy way to achieve this dream. When they set up their trust, they named Emporia State as a beneficiary.

What's your dream?

Learn how easy it is to make your dream a reality by naming Emporia State University in your will or trust. Contact Angela Fullen, Director of Planned Giving at the Emporia State University Foundation. She can answer your questions or help you get started. If you have already named Emporia State in your will or trust, let us know. We will make sure your gift does everything you want it to do.

"I would encourage anyone, if they are thinking about doing something like this, to contact the Foundation. For us, it has been a great experience." - Mary Butel

Getting Started is Easy

Not sure how to take the first step? We've got just the thing you need. Download your free Will and Estate Planning Guide. This guide is an easy way to get started on, or update, your estate plan. It will help you explore your options at your own pace. It's free, easy and yours to keep.

Download your copy today or contact Angela Fullen to request a printed copy.

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Angela Fullen
Director of Planned Giving
Telephone: 620-341-6465
[email protected]

Lyman B Kellogg Society

Lyman Beecher Kellogg

The Lyman B. Kellogg Society is a membership-based giving society recognizing all individuals who are making a planned gift to the university through their estates. The society's name honors the first president of Kansas State Normal School.

Lyman Beecher Kellogg was the first president of the Kansas State Normal School when it opened on February 15, 1865. The school was located in a stone schoolhouse and had 18 students. Funding, facilities and even teaching materials were limited in the early years, and Kellogg was the only teacher. He taught from a classic background emphasizing Latin and English. Kellogg left Kansas State Normal School in 1871 and went on to become a member of the state Legislature, a probate judge and eventually Attorney General of Kansas. His leadership and vision set the stage for the future of what eventually became Emporia State University.

It seemed most appropriate to name the society that honors our legacy donors after this important founder. Planned gifts reinforce the foundation of our institution and maintain our strength and fortitude across many eras. Each February, members are honored on Founders' Day, which also celebrates the university's anniversary.

If you have already designated ESU in your estate plans, please let us know so we may recognize you as a member of the Kellogg Society. Or if you would like to learn more about how to become a member, contact us.

Mildred Caldwell rings bell at legacy gift celebration