George and Cathy Wilson

The perfect gift solution

George and Cathy Wilson in a garden

George and Cathy Wilson

George and Cathy Wilson worked for various government agencies over their careers and lived abroad before settling in New Hampshire at River Woods, Durham. George was the first Peace Corps volunteer to serve in Colombia, and Cathy worked for the State Department in Venezuela. With a son living in Japan, their personal and professional accomplishments demonstrate a deep commitment to understanding the unique relationships that exist between the many nations and cultures that comprise the global community.  In their retirement years, they have enjoyed owning and operating Ogunquit, Maine inns for several years.

George and Cathy decided they wanted to invest in UNH and found that a charitable gift annuity was the perfect solution. A charitable gift annuity at UNH provides fixed income for life in exchange for a gift of cash or stock. Gift annuities can be established to pay one or two people throughout their lifetime, which make them especially attractive arrangements for many individuals or married couples who seek additional income. Plus, donors receive an immediate income tax deduction in the year that the gift is made. What you leave behind, the remainder of your gift annuity, will be applied to the purpose you have chosen at UNH, the area that means the most to you.

Big fans of the University of New Hampshire, George and Cathy saw the opportunity to support the university and earn income in retirement while  indulging their passion for international affairs. They have generously invested in a charitable gift annuity to support their own scholarship fund to benefit UNH students studying international affairs.