Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to the University of Dallas. Here are some of their stories.

Alumni Aim to Leave a Legacy of Transformation

Mike Perkins, BA ’78, and Sharon (Kapavik) Perkins, BA ’79 MA ’89, share an unforgettable history with UD. Find out how the pair used their estate plan to give back to students seeking the same transformative and enriching UD experience they had.

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Education Professor’s Legacy Influences Teachers in Perpetuity

Born on Nov. 28, 1930, Professor Emerita of Education Cherie Clodfelter passed away on March 4, 2017. She will be deeply missed by the UD community.

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Focus on Planned Giving: Professor, Alumnus Provides Gift of a Lifetime for Future Doctoral Students

In his estate plan, Andrew has generously provided for scholarships benefiting literature students in UD’s Institute of Philosophic Studies, the doctorate-granting division of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

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Alumnus, Former Rome Instructor Establishes Rome Scholarship

Petzel, who still does some consulting and writing for the travel industry, intends to give back to the UD community, as well, by establishing a scholarship to help students go to Rome—those who, like himself as a student, might not otherwise get to, who in fact might not otherwise even consider it due to the financial strain it would put on their families. Petzel’s estate gift, provided for in his will, ensures that future students can participate in the life-altering experience of the Rome Program.

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Focus on Planned Giving: Dan and Kathy Milligan

For Legacy Society members Dan Milligan, BA ’91, and Kathy Milligan, BA ’91 MBA ’95, their planned gift to UD will honor Kathy’s father, Charles T. Uhl, who had served UD’s IT Department and passed away after battling Alzheimer’s, and also will recognize their shared love for the Rome Program, which transformed their own lives.

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Trustee, Alumna Establishes Endowed Rome Scholarship

Trustee Megan Smith, D.O., BA ’02 MBA ’18, was thinking primarily of future generations of Romers when she decided to create an endowed scholarship for current UD students who need financial assistance to participate in the Rome Program. Smith did so with a blended gift—a cash commitment now and a generous deferred gift included in her estate plans.

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