We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Santa Clara University. Here are their stories.

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She Dared to Dream

Read why Marge Webb, who passed away in June, was compelled to create a fellowship in honor of her late cousin, Father Francis Markey—even though neither of them attended SCU.

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SCU’s Life-Changing Impact

Larry Ankuda and his wife, Erica, are giving back to SCU through a charitable gift that also generates income for them. His gift, he hopes, will help future students benefit from the same kind of experience that he had.

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Endowed Scholarship Allowed First-Generation Grad to Pursue Her Passion

Alum Evelyn Vazquez Urzua has grown into a community leader helping others, thanks to a scholarship that allowed her to follow her dreams and find her power to move mountains.

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Setting the Next Generation Up for Success and Sustainability

For retired faculty member, John Farnsworth, including the University in his estate plan was the perfect way to extend his devotion to sustainability and climate neutrality at SCU.

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A Lasting Legacy by Giving Today and Tomorrow

Navah Statman ’84 MBA and Meir Statman, the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, feel a deep connection to Santa Clara. They overcame hardships to find success and are now giving back to causes they care deeply about, including SCU.

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Blessing Paid Forward

Craig Ulrici '61 had always studied hard and earned good grades. But even if he got into college, it required the kind of money his parents didn't have.

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Finding a Home

See how one young alumna is giving back to Santa Clara for welcoming her with a sense of community.

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Honoring His Love for SCU

When Ruth Kahl’s husband, Bill, passed away, she wanted to honor his legacy by making an estate gift that acknowledged the role Santa Clara played in both of their lives.

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Engineering the Future

When Greenie Van Buren '71, '78 M.S. left Hong Kong to attend SCU, she was welcomed and equipped with the skills to succeed in engineering. Now retired, she and her husband, Donald ’70, give back to help other engineering students.

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Continuing a Tradition of Philanthropy

For Liz Sullinger ’80, giving back is a way of life. From door-to-door collections in her youth to supporting education around the world as an adult, she is carrying on a tradition she learned from her mother.

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Annamarie Marsh Louie

Financial aid kept Annamarie Marsh Louie '91 BA, '98 MA at Santa Clara University when her family faced hard times her freshman year. Years later, she is fortunate to pay it forward for students pursuing teaching, just like her.

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Investing in the Future of SCU

For Bob Hesse '69, the art of giving back started with his Catholic parents. "Even though they had eight children and not a lot of money," he says, "I remember they always had a few extra bucks available to people who needed help."

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Hubble’s Mr. Fix-It Engineers Generous Gift to SCU

Frank Cepollina '59 went from fixing tractors on his grandfather's farm to pioneering work in outer space satellite repair. Now, he's helping ensure students at SCU have an opportunity to reach for the stars.

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