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UK. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKYQ evelop y er T . Women And Philanthropy Conference Explores ux Leadershrp oppmmrtres Wm And P****~*r>v $*r*S UK alumnae and friends who constitute the Women and Phi- Leverage members individual talents to strengthen the lanthropy Leadership Council met in May at the newly-renovated unjvgysjty and lead it fgyyvgyd Hilary]. Boone Center for a day of intensive planning, discussion, _ _ and Presentations by Several mp UK faculty Empower women as philanthropists to celebrate the The mission of Women and Philanthropy is to unite women as POWU Ofgivmg wd wmfibute tO Pmgmms wd leaders, donors, and advocates for the University of Kentucky, To- mtti?ltiV$ that m?1ttt mO$t tO thm ward this goal, the council discussed strategies to recogniae and U Cream 21 culture Ofservicc a'IlLi>})hi1a'I1thfO})y recruit women with philanthropic interests in the university, unit- ing them as leaders, donors, and advocates. Network with other women who share a passion for, Speakers included co-chairs Patsy Todd, UKs Hrst lady and a and ggnmljtmgm {O, UK driving force behind the group, and Nawanna Privett; President Lee T. Todd ]r.; D. Michael Richey, associate vice president of de- velopment and chief development officer; Brent Seales, professor of computer science in the Colle e of En ineerin ; and Everett McCorvey, endowed chair in opgra studiis. g Year End A Tlme For Glvlng When you make a donation by December 31 to UK, you receive _ more than a tax deduction, you support a university that is mak- Stewa rt IG ing a difference in the lives of our students, our state and our UK alumnus Stewart McHie 75 BE, global brand manager for world. By contributing to the UK college or program of your ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing, recently presented a check to Presi- choice, you help secure a vision for the future to become one of dent Lee Todd repre- the Top 20 universities in the nation. Four tips to help you make senting Exxon Mobils - the most of your year-end giving: annual match for em- . " . iii 1. Talk to your advisor. ployees gifts to the N y Have your CPA, attorney, or other advisor help you understand university. In recent the impact of your gift on your income tax return and estate. years, the companys ~ r if ` 2. Do your giving early. matching gifts have e. This is especially true if you want to make a gift of non-cash as- totaled more than .;.5 J sets (stock, real estate, etc.). It also applies to life-income gifts $945,000 to UK. - \ (gift annuities, trust arrangements, etc.). 3. Calculate your income. _ _ _ Take the time to do some planning while you still have the op- A at Ccntl hues To G IVE portunity to make a year-end gift. Try to get a handle on your tax liability for the year. Did your unearned income increase? What better way to recognize a special occasion than with a Will you owe more taxes? This alone may motivate you to in- gift to the university? A donation to UK is a wonderful way crease your giving before the end of the year. to memorialize friends, honor the achievements of new grad- 4. Consider a life-income gift. uates, or celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. You can even UK offers a variety of life-income plans to Ht your needs. You choose to donate to the speciHc college or program which can make a gift now, obtain tax beneHts, and receive income for most closely matches the interests ofthe honoree. It is a gift the rest of your life. For additional information, contact Dion that continues to give long after the celebration ends. Guest in the Office of Development at 1-800-875-6272 or by e-mailingjdgues 1 www.u ky.ed u/development www.uka| 9 (