" Union produces great leaders," Crawford declares. "We are interested in supporting the college any way we can." One of the many ways the Pierces have dedicated their lives to serve the college is by establishing an endowed scholarship.
"It is a wonderful feeling to see a student receive a scholarship and know that our fund will live on forever," states Crawford.
The Pierces' firm belief in Union College has caused them to trust not only their financial gifts but also their family to its care. Two of their children and most of their grandchildren have attended Union at some point.
"Union is a family," Gloria observes. "The students, faculty and staff share a kindness that can only be found in the Midwest ." The Pierce "family" continues to grow as they become acquainted with as many as 10 students a year who receive their scholarships.
Through planned giving, the Pierces have fulfilled their lifelong mission to support Union College . Their commitment comes naturally, generated by a genuine belief in the opportunities Union College gives to its students. "I will never regret being associated with Union College ," Gloria says. "Union will always be our first love."
For personalized information on how charitable remainder trusts can help you reach your financial and charitable goals, contact your financial advisor, or contact Scot Coppock, Director of Leadership Giving at Union College, 3800 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506, 402.486.2503 or e-mail sccoppoc [at] ucollege [dot] edu.