Donor Stories

A planned gift is an investment in the future of UAB and the community we serve. Generous, forward-thinking donors have made planned gifts to programs ranging from scholarships to endowed chairs to research and more—all because of how UAB has touched their lives.

Mary Sullivan

Empowering Students Interested in Public Health

Mary Sullivan established a scholarship in honor of her mother at the UAB School of Public Health. The scholarship solidifies her legacy and supports students in need. More

Rick Guilbeau

Winning Move

Rick Guilbeau didn't attend UAB, but that doesn't stop him from being a #1 fan in the stands. His legacy gift to the athletics program is a testament to his unending support. More

Jeanne Welch

Full Circle

Social work alumna Jeanne Welch gives back to the program that educated and inspired her. More

Dr. Peyton R. Bryars III

Family Ties

There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. Dr. Peyton R. Bryars III hopes his gift will inspire more students to pursue a primary care career. At the same time, his gift honors his parents' commitment to providing him with a quality education. More

Deborah and Clarence Pouncey

Committed to Discovery

Deborah and Clarence Pouncey support localized cancer research after Deborah battled breast cancer. She says her treatment at UAB made remission possible. More

Carol and Myron Fottler

Leaving a Legacy in Health Services Administration

Myron and Carol Fottler provided a gift to UAB in their estate plan. The fund will help support doctoral students with tuition and other fees. More

Bill and Joan Edmonds

Creating a Legacy Out of a Lifelong Love of Music

Music and the arts always played a central role in the lives of Bill and Joan Edmonds. More

Don and Marsha Hire

One Family's Legacy of Giving Back

Bolstered by the example set by his parents, a doctor and his family continue a longstanding tradition of looking out for others. More

Don and Marsha Hire

Supporting Athletics, Building Birmingham

Don and Marsha Hire aren’t UAB alumni, or Birmingham natives. But the connections they developed through Gene Bartow, along with their generosity, have helped the UAB athletics program—and the Magic City—grow. More

Medders

Alumna's Life Comes Full Circle

Ask School of Medicine 1963 alumna Betty W. Vaughan, M.D., to describe attending medical school in the 1960s, and one word comes to her mind: Fun.   More

Medders

Giving From the Heart

The day Josh Hirsch was born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1980, his parents Terry and Elissa Hirsch were confronted by a series of percentages.   More

Medders

'One Day' Is Now: Donor Funds Scholarship Now, With Planned Gift Still to Come

In 2000, Carol Medders made a gift through her estate plan so that students from the UAB School of Health Professions would benefit one day.   More

The McCoys

A Gift That Keeps on Giving: Walter and D’Anne McCoy

When D’Anne McCoy talks about her beloved late husband, Dr. Walter Clayton McCoy, you can feel the passion he had for practicing medicine and caring for patients.  More

Dr. Barbara A. Gower

Father Honors Daughters with Gift to Nursing

Bill Howton had a nearly lifelong attachment to UAB. It was the place he earned his Bachelor of Arts in history in 1976. It was where he and his beloved wife, Gloria Goldstein Howton, attended concerts and lectures.  More »

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Kimberley S. Coppock, J.D.
Director of Development
Office of Planned Giving
kcoppock@uab.edu
(205) 975-5970

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