Alumna and her husband support the school with unique gift

Generosity comes in many forms.
For some, it means devoting time to
a worthy cause. For others, it means
providing support to a valued
organization—whether it be through financial contributions or gifts of various types of property, from investment holdings to art collections.

For an alumna of the School of Nursing and  Health Studies, it meant choosing, along with her husband, to donate their home to the school instead of selling the property when they moved to a new community. The original property will be sold, with the proceeds benefiting the work of the school.

The alumna, who prefers to remain anonymous, has fond memories of her time at UM and returns to campus often, despite living in a different area of the state. “Times have certainly changed since I attended night classes in nursing at UM so many years ago,” she recalls. “While I marvel at the way the campus has been transformed over the years, I’ve always felt at home at UM.

“My husband and I are particularly grateful that nursing has assumed such a prominent role in the life of the University,” she adds.

“This is such a special gift,” notes Laurie Reinhardt-Plotnik, PhD, MBA ’08, the school’s assistant dean for advancement and alumni affairs. “By donating their home to us, this alumna and her husband are truly and forever members of our family.”