Helping Cats Reach Their Potential

Evidenced by his nearly five decades at the University of Kentucky, Herb F. Massey Jr. had a passion for helping students succeed. The endowments and scholarships created by he and his wife’s generous estate gifts ensures that legacy continues well into the future. Read More

A "Soft Spot" to Strengthen UK's Future

The University of Kentucky gave S.J. "Sam" Whalen the solid foundation he needed to launch a successful career in engineering. Driven to help future students, he created a charitable remainder trust that will provide income for him and his wife during their lifetime and benefit generations of students after. Read More

Passion for Giving

Myra Leigh Tobin

A planned gift made the most sense for Myra Leigh Tobin '62. When she retired at the age of 58 from Marsh & McLennan commercial insurance brokerage, she had plans. She wanted to travel and enjoy her golden years, and a gift that paid her back, also known as a charitable gift annuity, enabled her to balance those interests with her love of the University of Kentucky. Read More

A "True Blue Cat's" Impact

Few people are more passionate about supporting UK students than Donald Englert was. As part of the Committee of 101, he used his estate plan to create a scholarship to do just that. Read More

Passing Down Success

Harley E. Huddle, Sr.

As a student and inventor, Harley E. Huddle, Sr. grew through his struggle and strived for success. With an endowed scholarship fund in his name, generations of students in the College of Engineering will have the same opportunity. Read More

A Game Changer

Joe Halcomb

Joe Halcomb came to the University of Kentucky in 1969 with a big idea. He wanted to put medicine and engineering together. With the help of UK faculty, Joe embarked on a course of study that prepared him for a remarkable career in the medical device and biotechnology industries over the past three and a half decades. Read More

Support Encourages Exploration of Dementia

Peter T. Nelson

For Peter T. Nelson, the work is personal. A neuropathologist and professor in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he studies human brains, looking for answers. He wants to better understand dementia-inducing and age-related diseases, including Alzheimer's, a disease that affected his grandmother. Read More

A Future With Promise

Geraldine Maschio

For over three decades, Dr. Geraldine "Geri" Maschio has been a fixture at the University of Kentucky as a professor, administrator and mentor to countless students in the College of Fine Arts. Read More