Bequests for Scholarships
As someone who devoted so much of himself to students and mathematics, it's ironic that there is no way to begin to count the number of people whose lives were touched by Reynolds Professor Randy Pittman. His brother says it surprises even him; however, as Steve Pittman explains, what is entirely believable is that Randy chose to endow a scholarship in the family's name.
I knew that Randy was a dedicated educator. He devoted a lot of his free time to helping students and tutoring them. I knew he loved his job. Still, I had no idea that he had touched so many lives so deeply.
Randy's decision to endow the scholarship, which was originally created in honor of our parents, Clyde and Dorothy, was very much like him. He gave so much of his time helping others, tutoring free to all that needed it. You didn't have to be his student to receive his help. Our mother was so proud when he gave her a framed certificate from Reynolds showing her that a scholarship had been set up in their name to honor them forever. Honor your parents and help others forever. How appropriate for Randy. I think it was a fantastic decision.
Professor Pittman's choice to remember Reynolds in his will means that mathematics students will always have a source of financial support to continue their education.
You also may want to make it easy and convenient to have a bequest included in your will. The language link below shows how a bequest can very easily be included in your will.
You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.
Click Here to review sample bequest language.