A Worthwhile Gift
Union College is a long way from the Philippines, yet Dr. Consuelo Roda Jackson '59 decided to make the trip to further her education after receiving a scholarship. Jackson feels that her time at Union College is a testament to what God can do. After receiving her secretarial degree from Philippine Union College, she began working at Manila Adventist Medical Center. During her time there, Jackson realized the need for professional medical records personnel. She applied to a program in Maryland and was accepted. "When I received the schedule of classes, to my disappointment there was a class on Sabbath," she says. "I brought this to the Lord and withdrew my acceptance. Shortly after, I received an acceptance letter from Union College."
Jackson enjoyed her time at Union immensely. Due to classes she had taken in the Philippines, she was able to complete her social work degree in one year. "That academic year was the best college year in my life," Jackson says. In fact, she says her only regret is not joining Unionaires, the college's vocal performing group.
Jackson has decided to remember Union by establishing a charitable gift annuity with the college. She says her gift has given her a great blessing. "It is satisfying to have a part in helping students achieve their educational goals, as well as giving back what Union College has so freely given me."
For those thinking about giving a gift annuity, Jackson believes it is well worth it. "Giving a gift annuity is a blessing both to the giver and to the recipient," she says. "In material terms, a portion of the gift is tax-deductible, plus the payments continue for a lifetime. More importantly, it's a good feeling to know your gift annuity benefits Union College students."
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