Gift Planning

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Barbara Whiteman ('58)

Barbara Whiteman ('58)

When you're married to an engineer you tend to plan things in an orderly fashion.

In our case, however, there's more to it than a gravitation toward structure. Our Samuel Wait Society membership and affiliated estate commitment benefiting Wake Forest College and the School of Divinity stem from deep ties to Mother, So Dear.

As the daughter and niece of Wake Forest graduates, I decided there was no other college on the planet for me long before I enrolled. English classes with Dr. Edwin G. Wilson ('43) cemented that notion.

In 1995, my husband, Bob, and I established the Nathan D. Dail Scholarship in honor of my father, Nathan Dail ('32). The fund's beneficiaries would include students in Divinity, which was still four years away from its first classes. I would go on to serve on the School's inaugural Board of Visitors. In time, we decided to add student internships and faculty scholarship to our Divinity philanthropy.

I am pleased that the Divinity School is honoring its religious heritage by training and educating people of various ages and is sending them out into the community. The graduates I've met have broad knowledge and are caring about the needs of communities.

We are active in Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, and we want to see Wake Forest continue educating and inspiring young people to serve their fellow man. By doing it through a planned gift, we can be sure our involvement will continue.


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