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"Ann and I have known teachers from our high school and college days who made lasting positive impressions on our lives. We want to honor these relationships and our interest in Northwest. One of the best ways to do this is by assisting others as they prepare to educate tomorrow's leaders."
Don Beeson '59 and his wife, Ann, have named Northwest as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy for the Donald D. and Ann Beeson Scholarship for International Student Teaching. This scholarship is one of many ways the Des Moines, Iowa, couple have shown their dedication to Northwest. Not only has Don served three terms as president of the Northwest Foundation, but the Beeson's financial support to Northwest places them in The James H. Lemon Society, The Centennial Society and The 1905 Society.
In 1985, Don worked with Chuck Veatch '71 and Rollie Stadlman '70 in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to jumpstart Northwest's fundraising efforts. As a result, a deferred giving program through life insurance was implemented. This innovative program enabled Northwest alumni and friends to make a substantial gift while paying relatively small tax-deductible annual premiums to the Foundation for a whole-life insurance policy.
Following service in the United States Air Force, Don attended Northwest where he was involved in Tau Kappa Epsilon, the Union Board and the Vets Club as he completed his degree in business administration and accounting. He entered the life insurance industry in 1959 and, after 40 years, retired as a senior agent for The Principal Financial Group in Des Moines. Ann had an 18-year career in the banking industry, and, with her husband, enjoys traveling and being involved in the lives of their children and grandchildren.
A gift of life insurance is an easy way to ensure a legacy for future generations of Bearcats. Consider these advantages:
Contact the Office of University Advancement at (660) 562-1248 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about the many advantages of creating a gift through life insurance.Back to People Just Like You