Published: Oct. 24, 2019

Leaving a gift to the University of Colorado in estate plans or with a charitable life-income gift forever integrates your legacy with that of our transformative university. Your contribution provides the promise of a high-quality education to the next generations of students, empowering their success through outstanding teaching, learning, research, service and health care. 

The University of Colorado established the Heritage Society to recognize and honor those who have shared their intentions to support CU through a planned gift, including provisions in a will or living trust, a beneficiary designation on a retirement
account or with a life-income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. 

Our Heritage Society members provide CU Engineering with the long-term stability we need to provide scholarships to deserving students like Sarah and Wesley. 

 Growing up in Taiwan then coming to this country was not an easy transition. Besides the language barrier and difficulties making friends, college tuition was also something to bear in mind. Receiving this award has made it much easier for me in the way that I don’t have to be working whenever I wasn’t doing schoolwork; I got to invest some of my free time in making new friends. Moreover, I got to participate in other extracurricular activities, such as being part of the Freshman Engineering Council and CU International.

Upon receiving this award, I’ve thought about giving back to the CU community one day as well. This day can come as early as the age of 30 or it could be something that I’ll leave behind, like how Eugene has done.

Wesley Shen
Eugene Carroll Scholarship recipient

 This award allowed me to come out to Colorado to attend this excellent institution and study aerospace engineering. If it weren’t for generous gifts like these, I would not be able to travel from my home in Massachusetts to Colorado, or be able to afford the out-of-state tuition. As a first-generation college student of Irish immigrants, every penny helps make it possible to become the first engineer in my family, and I could not be more grateful to have this opportunity. Coming to Colorado allows me the chance to work for companies in the space industry that I never dreamed I could, such as Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and many more. 

Sarah Foley
M. Jeanne Place Scholarship recipient