GROWING A SCHOLARSHIP WITH A CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
Lucille is a 1970 graduate of the University with a BS in Nursing. Her husband was a surgeon at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville. They have been married now for more than 44 years and are living in Sun City, Arizona. In 2003, they established the Lucy Kelly Endowed Nursing Scholarship with a $25,000 gift. This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students majoring in Nursing. In September, 2006, the Kelly's contributed an additional $100,000 to this scholarship fund in the form of a Charitable Gift Annuity that will provide income to both of them and/or to the remaining spouse. Since she was a nurse and he a doctor, they understand the importance of graduating highly qualified health professionals from the University and their generosity will go a long way toward the achievement of that crucial goal.
Dr. John Kelly died in April of 2007 and Lucille is now at a retirement home in Sun City AZ and doing quite well. She has let the University know that her estate plans include a substantial bequest for the University in addition to her CGA. What a great woman. Our thanks to her for her commitment to the University and the students it serves.