The Perfect Tool
By Brenda Forbes Dickerson '86
The colorful careers of Dan and Billie Peckham began with a strong education at Union College. When Dan graduated in '49 with a theology degree, he was committed to serving the Lord—wherever that might lead. And from an elementary classroom in the Arkansas—Louisiana conference to the Union treasury offices of Korea and Hong Kong, he has remained committed to that pledge.
Billie, who graduated in '56, also gave many years of devoted service as an associate educational superintendant for the Kansas—Nebraska conference and the Texas conference, where the couple has now retired.
As a result of his work as a treasurer and auditor, Dan is well aware of the trends in financial markets and the need to plan wisely for retirement. When his application for purchasing nursing home insurance was denied because of his arthritis, Dan explored other available options. "A charitable gift annuity proved to be the ideal way for us," he says. "It's the perfect tool for caring for future financial needs if you have available assets."
Because Union College was a blessing to their family (their two sons are also graduates), the Peckhams chose to return the blessing by establishing a charitable gift annuity with the college. "I'm a strong believer in charitable giving," Dan says. "As Christians we ought to work toward being full partners with God. That means sharing 50—50. Billie and I have been doing this for years and God has blessed us abundantly."
Union College is grateful for the support of dedicated alumni like Dan and Billie Peckham who have established charitable gift annuities. For information about gift annuities, please contact Ken Farrow, 402-486-2600, Ext. 2200, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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