Jennifer Crabb Kyles Has a Giving Strategy for Sharing the Oxford Experience
As a student, Jennifer Crabb Kyles 98OX 00C, loved Emory University so much she decided to make it her career. After graduation she took a job registering alumni for events, and she has worked at the Emory Alumni Association (EAA) ever since. Today she is the EAA's senior director of operations.
"I love having an impact," she says. "Working at the Emory Alumni Association helping match people with their passions is very rewarding for me."
An active alumna, she has found a match for her own passions as well. She serves on the Oxford College Alumni Board, attends reunions, speaks at alumni events, and participates in many other volunteer activities. At a recent alumni board meeting, she learned that it was possible to make a significant gift to Oxford by using an asset she already had: her life insurance policy.
"Someone from Emory's Office of Gift Planning made a presentation at the meeting about how easy it is to support the university with life insurance," she remembers. "I bought a life insurance policy after my first child was born, but I never realized I could name the school I love as a beneficiary."
She structured the gift so her policy will provide for her husband and four children, and then a percentage will go to Oxford College. She decided to make the gift unrestricted rather than earmark it for a specific purpose.
"I want the dean to be able to use the funds for whatever the need is at the time. I believe in the leadership of Oxford College, and I know that they will do what's best for the school," she explains.
"For me, this gift is about giving others the opportunity to have the experiences I did at Oxford College."
Emory's Office of Gift Planning helps alumni and friends find giving strategies that support their interests while making the most of their assets. Planned gifts can provide income to donors and heirs, help minimize taxes, and create permanent endowments that link the names of donors or their loved ones with Emory's work.
To learn more, call Emory Office of Gift Planning at 404.727.8875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.