How does a 110-year old school continue to position itself as a thriving, well-respected organization of national acclaim?
Several factors come into play— strong mission, quality academic and outreach programs and talented staff, faculty and volunteers. Also, critical to maintaining a distinguished reputation are the donors who invest in the organization. Herron School of Art and Design proudly recognizes those individuals who keep the school thriving through planned (deferred) gifts made through their estate plans.
Frank and Katrina Basile is one such couple. Frank, retired senior vice president of the Gene B. Glick Company, and Katrina, a realtor with F.C. Tucker, have made multiple gifts to Herron, including outright cash gifts, gifts of securities and planned gifts. To learn more about their support to Herron click here.
As part of one gift to Herron made up of a multi-year pledge and a bequest, the Basiles most recently made a provision in their estate plans which will establish an endowment for the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life. Their investment will benefit Herron’s students as they collaborate with community partners while gaining real world experience through the Basile Center.
“Katrina and I integrate planned gifts into our overall giving plans because it allows us to experience the joy of giving without having to make an immediate outlay of cash,” said Frank. He added, “We enjoy the security of knowing our assets are still here and that we have thoughtfully decided what organizations and causes we want to support when we are gone.”