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Torchlighters Society Members

Ms. Imogene Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge
Dr. and Mrs. Angelo M. Alves
Ms. Joselyn Bacon
Drs. Timothy and Natalie Baker
Ms. Audie M. Barrett
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Beall
Senator and Mrs. Biddle
Dr. Charles Black III
Mr. R. Edward Blackwelder
Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Blackwell
Ms. Lark A. Booth
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bourge
Mr. Keith A. Bowers
Mrs. Carolyn B. Bragg
Dr. Mary Flowers Braswell
Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Blaine A. Brownell
Dr. William R. Breen
Dr. and Mrs. Louis E. Buettner
Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bugg
Dr. Bruce E. Burns and Ms. Eileen S. Meyer
Dr. and Mrs. Lester D. Caplan
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis P. Chapman
Robert C. Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Chatoney
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Chen
Naneita and Glenn Cobbs
Dr. Philip Cole
Mr. Charles A. Collat, Sr.
Dr. Charles B. Collins, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Corbitt, Sr.
Mr. Mannie Corman
Ms. Annie R. Cornwell
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cullison
Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin J. Cumbus
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Cunningham
Dr. and Mrs. C. Ralph Daniel III
Ms. Pamela S. Daugherty
Mr. William Eugene Davenport
Ms. Anne Welch DeBardeleben
Mr. and Mrs. Armand DeKeyser
Dr. Carol A. Dowdy and Mr. James. A. Dowdy, Jr.
Dr. Eva V. Dubovsky and Dr. Jiri Dubovsky
Dr. and Mrs. Tom Dudney, Jr.
Mrs. Mary Sue Durant
Ms. Helene S. Elkus
Dr. Glenda R. Elliott
Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Elson III
Ms. Dorothy Webster Ernst
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Estes
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Filler
Dr. Juanzetta S. Flowers
Dr. and Mrs. Myron D. Fottler
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Freeman
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Friend III
Dr. Staci N. Gaffos
Ms. Lillian A. Gaston
Mr. Ernest W. Gauld
Dr. Lori Gearhart and Dr. Andrew Gearhart
Ms. Betty C. Glasscock
Mr. Herbert Paul Goehler, Jr.
Dr. William Erwin Goetter and Mrs. Bebe Barksdale Goetter
Dr. Renitta Goldman and Dr. Jay Goldman
Mrs. Betty Allenberg Goldstein
Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich
Mr. Joseph C. Gordon III
Sarah C. Gordon
Dr. Barbara A. Gower
Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Graeber
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Ray Graham
Ms. Linda A. Grainger
Marilyn Padgett Greely
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Guilbeau
Dr. Kimberley J. Hansen
Ms. Judith A. Haugo
Dr. John C. Hauth and Ms. Suzzon A. Walker
Dr. and Mrs. Joel P. Hearn
Don and Marsha Hire
Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Hirsch
Keelon J. Hobbs
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Holden
Ms. Susan S. Holt
Dr. Kathryn L. Honea
Dr. Shannon H. S. Houser and Dr. Howard W. Houser
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hubbard
Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Huffman
Ms. Sandra R. Hunter
Mrs. Fay B. Ireland
Dr. Rachel A. Julian and Dr. Bruce A. Julian
Dr. Constance K. Kamii
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Kassouf
Dr. Jean J. Kelley
Ms. Mirriam S. Kerlin
Mr. Solomon P. Kimerling
Dr. and Mrs. James K. Kirklin
Dr. Lanning B. Kline
Mr. Jeff Kohn
Mrs. Randall O. Laffre, Jr.
Ms. Frances E. LeCroy
Mrs. Raymond E. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Lichtenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Lowder
Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Luke
Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Charles A. Machemehl, Jr., USAF Ret.
Mrs. G. Michael Maitre, Sr.
Mrs. Alice Scott Marks
Ms. Anne Maura
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. McAbee
Mrs. Walter C. McCoy
Ms. Mary George McMullan
Ms. Carol E. Medders
Mr. Charles P. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Ben K. Miree
Dr. and Mrs. G. Lewis Mitchell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Montgomery, Jr.
Dr. Donald J. Muller
Mr. James V. Myers
Kate and Claude Nielsen
Dr. Patricia R. Nix
Dr. Sandra Jean O'Neal
Dr. and Mrs. James W. Orr, Jr.
Bill Parker
Mr. Timothy E. Parker
Mrs. J. Dudley Pewitt
Dorothy Pinkston, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Pittman
Dr. and Mrs. John B. Ponder, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pouncey
Daphne and Richard Powell
Dr. and Mrs. John W. Poynor
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor III
Dr. and Mrs. Grady L. Price, Jr.
Dr. Firoz G. Rahemtulla
Mrs. Thomas E. (Minnie) Rast
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Raybin
Ms. Deborah N. Reid
Dr. W. Ann Reynolds
Dr. Susan M. Rich and Dr. Robert R. Rich
The Honorable D. Guin Robinson
Dr. Mary Jean Sanspree and Mr. A. Danny Sanspree
Dr. John M. Schnorrenberg
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sellers
Ms. Sue Shaddeau
Dr. Gunavantrai N. Shah
Ms. Lanette C. Sherrill
Ms. Lucy K. Shingleton
Dr. Marla C. Silverberg and Dr. Joel D. Silverberg
Dr. William H. Simpson
Ms. Maxine K. Sklute
Dr. Bettye Jane Smith
Mr. Robert P. Smith
Dr. Roy A. Smith III
Dr. and Mrs. O. James Staats
Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Stanley
Mr. and Mrs. Elton B. Stephens, Jr.
Christina G. Stephens
Dr. Linda J. Stone and Mr. Jeffrey I. Stone
Dr. Ruth M. Strong
Mary M. Sullivan
Mr. Arthur C. Sweeney
Dr. Aubrey E. Terry
Mrs. J. Marion Thrasher
Dr. Jack W. Trigg, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Albert J. Tully, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Vincent V. Tumminello, Jr.
Dr. Betty Walthall Vaughan and Mr. John W. Brandon, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jon E. Vice
Ms. Jeanne M. Welch
Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wells
Ms. Olive Elizabeth Whitehead
Mr. and Mrs. Rocky L. Willingham
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Wilson
Mr. William R. Wooten
Ms. Gay-May Wu
Larry and Maves Youngblood
Mr. Louis C. Zanaty
Ms. Barbara A. Zitrick

The following members of the Torchlighters Society are deceased, yet their legacies live on through the impact of the planned gift they have generously provided.

Dr. Robert B. Adams
Dr. Ben V. Branscomb
Mr. Alanson C. Brown III
Capt. G. Muriel Rylee Casper
Mrs. Patsy W. Collat
Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Dorsey, Jr.  
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Edmonds
Dr. and Mrs. John Durr Elmore
Mr. William D. Eppes
Dr. Edward A. Ernst
Ms. Karen Evans-Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Fairley, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Lonnie W. Funderburg
Dr. Virginia D. Gauld
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Goodrich
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Alexander Harris, Jr.
Dr. Thomas H. Kirschbaum
Mr. Raymond E. Lee
Dr. Roberta A. Long and Dr. Delbert H. Long
Mr. Bruce Lowen
Dr. G. Michael Maitre, Sr.
Dr. Maryann M. Manning
Mr. C. Caldwell Marks
Dr. Walter C. McCoy
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Miller
Mr. Peter P. Petro
Dr. J. Dudley Pewitt
Mr. Charles A. Reid
Dr. Robert G. Sherrill, Jr.
Dr. Hugh M. Shingleton
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. D. Riley Stuart
Mrs. Hettie Butler Terry
Ms. Isobel H. Thorp
Mrs. Jean R. Tomlinson
Mrs. Jack W. Trigg, Jr.
Mrs. Avolee D. Wooten

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the University of Alabama at Birmingham a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

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A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

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the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

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An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to UAB as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to UAB as a lump sum.

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