Jeff Ashley ’85
The education I received at Trinity, along with my parents’ guidance and support, my faith, and terrific family and friends, really set the tone for who I am today.
Even though my wife Holly and I have two girls, it is a priority of ours to provide access to the type of education Trinity offers to all students who want to pursue it and value it regardless of their financial situation. We hope what little we can do to help those students and their families will have a positive impact on their children, and their children’s children. It’s an honor for us to provide this type of support.
It’s not as hard as you might think – and it is impactful. Most folks can give a little out of their income, but perhaps don’t realize they can give a lot out of their assets – even while having a minimal impact on lifestyle and other obligations. There are so many ways to give through estate planning that there is bound to be an option that is right for just about everyone. Also, by making a significant commitment through estate planning, it hopefully helps motivate others to do the same thing. If this is something my family can do, many others can as well.
Your estate will end up in one of three places – with your heirs, with charity or with the government. I would rather the majority of my estate end up with my heirs and those charitable organizations that are important to us. As far as Trinity is concerned – if you believe, like I do, that your time at Trinity, the education and the experience, were important in shaping who you are today, your success personally and professionally – then why would you not give back so that others may have that same opportunity? It’s not so much an obligation as it is an opportunity to help others.
It’s just a small way for us to make a big impact on helping others receive a Trinity education, and it also is a great way to say ‘Thanks’ to all the teachers and staff who did so much for me during my time in high school.
-Jeff Ashley ’85
Rev. Thomas A. Duerr Legacy Society
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