Graduating from Monmouth University was a difference-maker in his life, says Ron Carlson '68. As a senior business administration major, he landed a well-paying job with one of the Big Three automakers, thanks to an on-campus interview. It was the first step in a successful career working in finance, programming and new product engineering in Detroit.
"The more I think about my graduation success, some of it was me, but a lot was the reputation of Monmouth," Ron says.
Now retired, he wanted to show his gratitude to the university that gave him an excellent start to his information technology career. Following the creation and initial funding of the Ronald H. Carlson Endowed Scholarship, Ron and Darlene included the scholarship in their estate plan. Their gift will make it possible in perpetuity for graduates of New Jersey's most underserved high schools to attend Monmouth University. And it allows Ron and Darlene to rest easy knowing they are supporting a cause they care about without any immediate cost to themselves.
"Recognizing the University in a manner that will assist future students with their education has provided us with a high degree of comfort," Ron says. "We hope other graduates will thoughtfully consider their ability to contribute to Monmouth."
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Join Ron and Darlene in helping deserving students while creating your own legacy at Monmouth University. Contact Lucille Flynn at 732.571.3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on legacy giving.
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