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A Guide to Gift Planning - June 2015

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Professor Emeritus Mark Foster has written books on subjects including the history of baseball. GIVING PROFILE: Blended Gifts As history teacher, researcher, community advocate, department chair, and author, Professor Emeritus Mark Foster has devoted his life to CU Denver. "Professor Foster's energetic lectures and discussions attracted students to his classes for decades," said a nominating colleague for the University Medal, which Foster received in 2007. In retirement, he continues to give, pursuing a blended strategy that puts his money to work for CU today, and promises an enduring legacy for tomorrow's social scientists. Blending current support with a future legacy, Professor Foster made a cash gift to immediately promote research by history faculty, then an additional five-year pledge to spearhead a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences award for faculty achievement. He informed the CU Foundation of a substantial bequest for the history department—a revocable commitment that allows the university to plan ahead, and to recognize his generosity during his lifetime. And recently, he established an irrevocable charitable remainder unitrust that distributes an annual income stream now for he and his wife, Laurie, and will ultimately support the CU Denver history department. As a history scholar and vintage-baseball aficionado, respect for the past has been a hallmark of Professor Foster's career. As a philanthropist who values faculty excellence, he is fortifying CU's path forward. Professor Foster's energetic lectures and discussions attracted students to his classes for decades. Long-Time Professor's Gifts Provide Faculty Incentives

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