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How to Give and Receive

The Baldwins did, with a charitable gift annuity.

Halee Morris Baldwin '44 and David Baldwin '43, '45M (MD) met while they were both undergraduates majoring in English at Rochester. David went on to become a specialist in kidney disease and chief of nephrology at the New York University School of Medicine. Halee taught nursery school and was a nursery school director, having earned a master's degree in early childhood education. The couple raised four sons, including Neil Baldwin '69 and Andrew Baldwin '71.

On the occasion of David Baldwin's 50th medical-school reunion, the couple decided to make a generous gift to their two campuses, supporting both the Miner Library at the Medical Center and Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus. Avid readers, they hope that, in Halee's words, "people will always read for pleasure, for knowledge, and for contemplation." Her husband adds that "for me, the written word is paramount. You have to know your subject well in order to write about it clearly."

Their gift has substantial benefits for them as well. They gained an immediate tax deduction, avoided tax on capital gain, increased their spendable income, and reduced their taxable estate.

For details on charitable gift annuities and other giving plans, call Jack Kreckel, director of planned giving programs, at (800) 635-4672 or (716) 273-5891. The e-mail address is

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