Making a Planned Gift

A Message from the Director:

Dear alumni and friends,

Our program has benefited from generous donors like Maynard and Carolyn Sauder of Archbold, Ohio, who endowed the David E. and Dolores J. (Dee) Yoder Distinguished Professor in Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. Today, the Yoder Professorship generates investment income to support the ground breaking research of Dr. Karen Erickson who is a professor in the Division and the Director of the UNC Chapel Hill Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. The Sauder’s generous gift to honor the Yoders will continue to make a significant difference in the ability of the Division to recruit to the nation’s best and brightest Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty.

Planned gifts also provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities for our faculty and students, who will become future audiologists and speech language pathologists, and can help to shape the future of the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. A planned gift may enable you to make a more significant gift than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and estate planning goals.

To that end, we created new Web resources offering a myriad of easy giving options from naming the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences as a beneficiary in your will to funding a charitable gift annuity that will provide you and loved ones income for life while making a significant gift to our program. The directory at left provides more information about the estate and life income planned giving vehicles that are available to make a gift to our program.

When you name the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in your estate plans, we know that you include us in a special group of family, friends, and organizations that you hold dear, and we are very grateful. Please contact our development director Kyle Gray (919-966-3352 or or me (919-966-9467 or if you have any questions.



Jackson Roush, PhD
Professor and Director
Division of Speech and Hearing Science