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Dr. Patricia J. Koll

UW Oshkosh graduate students enjoy enhanced scholarship and research opportunities thanks to initiatives created and supported by Patricia J. Koll MST '68.

Koll joined the teaching ranks of her alma mater following completion of her master's degree in 1968. Her 31 years at the University included service as an education professor, associate dean, coordinator of continuing education and outreach in the College of Education and Human Services and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Graduate School and Research. Her commitment and exemplary performance in teaching, research and scholarship were recognized with the UW Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award and the John McN Rosebush Award, along with many awards from state education organizations.

Koll received a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Marquette University. She co-authored seven books, wrote 40 journal articles, served extensively as a school district consultant, was active in several professional organizations, led formation of many campus initiatives and was a committed church and community volunteer.

The Patricia J. Koll Graduate Research Fund was established at the time of her retirement in 1999. It received support from Koll's friends, former students and colleagues. The fund supports collaborative graduate student/graduate faculty research in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, education and gerontological studies. Koll later established the Patricia J. Koll Scholarship, which is awarded to a woman graduate student in the College of Education and Human Services, as well as a fund to support special programs, events or courses offered through the UW Oshkosh Learning in Retirement Program.

Koll passed away in January 2003. Her estate plans included additional funds designated for the three programs she had previously established.

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625 Pearl Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901 • Email: foundation@uwosh.edu
Phone: (920) 424-2178

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to UW Oshkosh Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate for its unrestricted use or purpose or designation of your choice.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use or purpose or designation of your choice."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to UW Oshkosh Foundation or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to UW Oshkosh Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to UW Oshkosh Foundation as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and a third party where you agree to make a gift to UW Oshkosh Foundation and they, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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