Create a legacy

With a multitude of options, you can bolster the future of CMCI while creating a personal legacy. There are planned gift vehicles that suit every circumstance, and each giving strategy has distinct benefits for you and for the college. Through your future gift to CMCI, you can direct funds to the Dean’s Fund or to an existing program, scholarship or professorship that you want to see stand the test of time. With a planned gift of $25,000 or more, you have the opportunity to create a permanent legacy through a named endowment.

Hemingway art A surprise bequest creates a lasting legacy

When Paul Voakes, then dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, opened his mail during the last week of September 2008, he expected the usual assortment of academic business. He didn’t expect a check for $778,000. A letter from the estate of William S. Hemingway, a former employee of The Denver Post, contained that first check and the news that he’d left his entire estate to CU Boulder.​

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The simplest way to leave a legacy is through your will or living trust. You can modify this sample language; please consult your attorney for advice tailored to your situation:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the University of Colorado Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate, or description of property) for the benefit of the College of Media, Communication and Information.”

Learn more about planned giving options, or contact:

Mary Beth Searles
Assistant Dean for Advancement

UCB 200
Boulder, CO 80309
​303-492-1215 (office)
​303-386-6170 (cell)