Living Legacies recounts the stories of the men and women who took the special step of making planned gifts to The Rockefeller University. Bequests and other types of testamentary arrangements are an increasingly vital resource. Rockefeller relies heavily on planned gifts from its circle of friends and supporters to provide a strong financial foundation for our research and education programs.
As you read through the issues of Living Legacies, we hope you will be inspired to consider your personal philanthropic goals. The Rockefeller University established The Laureate Circle as a way to recognize the visionary individuals among us today who are choosing to include Rockefeller in their estate plans. These generous donors help Rockefeller perpetuate its extraordinary legacy of scientific achievement. In creating a planned gift, you will join the ranks of the Laureate Circle, and help the University’s outstanding programs thrive long into the future.
George and Ruby deStevens
A Couple’s Dedication to Scientific Discovery
John C. Whitehead
Honoring a Titan’s Commitment to Philanthropy
Marjorie Anderson Matheson
Supporting the Next Generation of Scientific Leaders
Mary Agnes Bonneville
Rockefeller University’s First Woman Ph.D. Student
Creating a Garden for a Beloved Employee
Nurturing Outstanding Young Investigators
David J. L. Luck
Ensuring Perpetual Support for Scientific Advancements
Elbert C. Brinning, Jr.
Endowing a Passion for Basic Science
Envisioning a Second Century of Transformational Discoveries
Richard B. Fisher
Investing in the Future of Biomedical Research