Planned Giving: Economic Sense and Higher Calling - Ray Kuntz
Ray Kuntz (’77) is among the few who hold as sacred the saying “Those who have been given great gifts have an even greater responsibility.”
Hailing from a large farm family of 11 kids, Kuntz once upon a time looked at Carroll’s price tag and knew it made no economic sense for him. Yet, on the urging of his priest, he arrived on campus with empty pockets and open mind and was almost instantly met with financial aid that put a Carroll economics degree within his grasp. Now deep into a successful career as chairman and CEO of Watkins & Shepard Trucking and past chair of the American Trucking Association, Kuntz is a fervent Carroll supporter, hoping to magnify the number of students who can reach for their dreams with scholarships created through planned giving.
“There is a satisfaction in seeing the future generation having the same opportunities you had,” Kuntz says. “To know you’re part of that is pretty powerful.” Read more…
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Give Now. Live Forever. Virginia Thompson
On September 27, 2011, a true friend of Carroll, Virginia Thompson, died after a long history of loving support of Carroll causes she held most dear.
Her death also brought to fruition a longstanding plan to provide Carroll a transformative gift created through a charitable remainder unitrust, established by her in 1992. Through the unitrust, Mrs. Thompson and her husband Ward were able to receive income from the trust stock and investments during their lifetimes. The remainder would go to the recipients of Mrs. Thompson’s choice after both the Thompsons had passed. Mr. Thompson predeceased his wife, and
Mrs. Thompson continued to benefit from the unitrust, in confidence knowing that the end of her life would begin a new chapter in her love for Carroll College. Before Christmas 2011, her estate paid to the college in the amount of $287,500, while three other local charities also received smaller sums from the unitrust. This final gift was the greatest of many that the Thompsons had in store for Carroll, which was Mrs. Thompson’s adopted college. Read more…
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