Insurance and a charitable remainder trust are the two vehicles Harry and Jan chose to utilize to make their legacy gift to Ashland University. Harry and Jan met on campus and then later brought a daughter back to enroll. Their daughter even moved into the same room Jan occupied when she was a student.
The Browns focused on not only helping perpetuate what they experienced on campus but also expressed their commitment to the mission of the Seminary and the work of the Ashbrook Center. They discovered they could use a charitable remainder unitrust to transform a single highly appreciated asset into a diversified portfolio, increase the stream of income they had been receiving, and provide for several charitable beneficiaries beside Ashland.
Harry passed away 2010