Ed and Agnes Ackley

“If I hadn’t gone to the Simon School, I never would’ve had the confidence to start my own company,” says Ed Ackley ’53, ’64S (MS). “Our gifts help other students gain that same kind of confidence.”

Mr. Ackley and Agnes Ackley ’54 have created opportunities for students by making generous annual gifts and longer-term investments at the University. Their charitable remainder unitrusts grow in the University’s endowment, while providing the Ackleys with a stream of income. Ultimately, the unitrusts will become funds that benefit students of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Arts and Sciences. The couple also has an endowed professorship at the Simon Business School to bolster its world-class entrepreneurship faculty.

“If it weren’t for the generosity of others, I wouldn’t have been able to go to college,” says Mrs. Ackley. “We’re investing in the future of young people, just as others invested in us long ago.”

Norma Andzer

Blended gifts create a legacy of support...

Mariane Bafile

Ensuring a legacy of excellence with deferred charitable gift annuities...

Ruth Blumberg

A legacy of gratitude created through planned gifts...

Nancy Boyer

Opening new doors for future nursing students...

Merri Boylan

"Paying it forward" with a charitable gift annuity...

Dr. Simone Gronsky Brenner

Impacting the lives of future generations through bequest intention... 

Harold and Jean Brodell

Income through University of Rochester gift annuities...

Dennis A. Clements III and Martha Ann Keels

Thoughtful planning ensures support for UR Medicine now and for years to come...

Ron and Sheri Cole

Gift helps put focus on care and cure...

Jane Curtiss Watkin

Honoring a lifelong relationship with a charitable gift annuity...