Trammells See Firsthand That DBU Makes a Difference
Drs. Tim and Peggy Trammell have collectively served Dallas Baptist University for more than 50 years. Tim, now in his 40th year of teaching, remains a full-time DBU professor. Peggy, his wife, taught full time for 11 years, returning this past school year on a part-time basis.
In all their years at DBU, the Trammells have seen many changes. Among the biggest of those changes, says Tim, is that DBU is now financially stable. "We used to always be known in the media as ‘financially troubled Dallas Baptist University,' " he says, though that issue has long since been resolved. One of the reasons for this turnaround, says Tim, is the generosity of DBU donors.
As it happens, two of DBU's most generous and dedicated donors are the Trammells. They have made regular donations since Tim joined the DBU faculty in 1969, and took their generosity a step further by remembering the University in their wills.
"Teaching is the most rewarding ministry in which I've ever been involved," says Tim, who also served 21 years as a pastor and has written several dozen articles for a variety of Baptist publications.
"Teaching at DBU is special," he adds, "because of the Christ-centered education and the quality of the students."
When the Trammells were making out their wills, they knew they wanted to use a portion of their estate to make a difference in the world. DBU was named a beneficiary because it very clearly meets their criteria. "We are convinced that DBU is making a difference," Tim says, "and we want to see the University continue and be strong. A key factor in the future strength of this institution is donor support."
Remembering DBU in Your Will
A gift in your will is an easy way to provide support. You can leave a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate. And, since you are not actually making the gift until after your lifetime, you do not have to part with any assets today and you can alter your plans at any time.
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