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"Northwest's student publications are very special to us. We met our freshman year working for the Northwest Missourian, and we later worked together on the Tower yearbook. As a freshman, Dave had received one of Opal Eckert's scholarships, and that was a big deal. We know it's hard for students to pay for college today, so we'd like to help. Taking out a life insurance policy when we were young was the best way for us to make a substantial gift to Northwest. We are proud to be leaving a lasting legacy to the place that shaped our lives so much."
Dave '80, '85 and Carole Patterson '80 Gieseke will establish the Dave and Carole Gieseke Scholarship for Student Publications after Dave's lifetime.
Feeling that a sizeable donation was beyond their means so soon after graduating from Northwest, the couple was pleasantly surprised to find that a deferred gift through life insurance was an easy and affordable way to assist their alma mater. The relatively small premiums kept the couple within budget, even after the arrival of their two daughters.
Dave and Carole share a lifelong affinity for Northwest. It's here they gained precious experience for their careers by getting involved in Northwest's student publications. It's here the couple honed their skills for 15 years (1982-1997): Carole served Northwest as the director of publications, with Dave nearby as the director of news and information, while their daughters, Katie and Lauren, attended Horace Mann.
Today the couple feels fortunate to have found a similar connection with Iowa State University in Ames. Dave is currently the executive director of communications for the ISU Foundation, while Carole is the chief communications officer for the ISU Alumni Association.
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