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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Grandpa is a Wonderful Man
    Jonathon, the 14 year old grandson of John Entner wrote those words about his grandfather, and we agree!
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  • Penguins and Scholarships
    What do penguins and scholarships for PLNU students have in common? Not much unless you are visiting in the home of Glen and Gladys Clifton.
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  • A Recent CRT
    Chris and Terri Poulos of San Diego felt it was the right time to sell an investment property. However, much of their gained value would be eroded by taxes.
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  • Double Blessings Through Gift Annuities
    "Taking out gift annuities at Point Loma Nazarene University has provided a double blessing in my life. Not only have they provided secure income in this
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  • Support PLNU Through Gift Annuity
    Bill and Juanita Bodiford set up a gift annuity and were happy about the nice rate of return as well as feeling good about supporting Point Loma Nazarene University
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  • The Curtises Establish a $375,000 Scholarship
    Point Loma Nazarene University received a generous bequest from the estate of Cecil Rhodes Curtis and Elizabeth Rupp Curtis to establish
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  • A Win-Win Situation
    Earle and Marti were ready to move into a retirement center.
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  • Funding Son's College will Help Other Students
    Ewell and Donna Gunter invested in a rental property to help pay their son's college expenses.
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  • Multi-faceted Legacy
    Alice Crill recently celebrated her 95th birthday during a visit with several members of Point Loma Nazarene University's Office of University
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  • Giving is the Best Gift
    Floyd left high school to join the Navy during WWII. Just before discharge, he met Shirley on a blind date. That first date led to a long, happy marriage.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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