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Philanthropy 101
Giving invests in liberal arts education

Dr. Philip '48 and Mary '50x Orput
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FOR PHIL ORPURT ’48, the best part of teaching biology at Manchester was watching students learn how to learn. Problem-solving skills are at the core of a liberal arts education and the reason the professor emeritus and his wife Mary Orpurt ’50x support MU with charitable gift annuities.

“Although I enjoyed research, my satisfaction came from teaching,”
says Orpurt, who taught at Manchester from 1954 to 1986. “It was always a thrill to see students discover something new in their learning, and the breadth of a liberal arts education lends itself to this type of student experience.” Mary, a registered nurse, and Phil met at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

A charitable gift annuity is a simple agreement between you and the
University. In exchange for your charitable gift, Manchester agrees to pay you or your loved one a fixed amount for life. Upon your death, MU uses the remainder for the purpose you designated. Charitable gift annuities provide tax benefits and unique strategies for long-term financial planning.


Stephen S. Thomas, J.D.
Director of Gift & Estate Planning
260-982-5081 or 888-257-2586

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