Couple Give Back to Help Campbellsville University Students
God provided a small window of opportunity for Carmen and Craig Curtiss to meet and then to decide to become husband and wife. Both happened to be in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where Carmen worked as a librarian and Craig was a soldier serving as a mental health counselor at the stockade. They married just before Craig was re-assigned to Germany, and Carmen later joined him.
Both Carmen and Craig had received scholarships that enabled them to complete their undergraduate degrees. Carmen graduated from the University of Kentucky and Craig from a small Christian college in Michigan. This scholarship help later motivated them to want to support other deserving students.
They began searching for a school where they could help. The school had to meet two important criteria. First, it had to be a Christian university where students could receive a Christ-centered education. And second, the university had to have rigorous academic standards. While reading U.S. News and World Report, they noticed that the nearby Campbellsville University was highly ranked academically. They already knew of its strong Christian focus.
Crafting a Meaningful Gift
Craig and Carmen decided to establish a living trust in their will to create the Craig and Carmen Curtiss Scholarship for students with financial need at Campbellsville University.
They are also considering a gift that provides fixed lifetime payments for them and support for the scholarship fund after their lifetimes—known as a charitable gift annuity.
Carmen and Craig believe God has blessed them with financial resources and that He wants them to be good stewards of these resources. Investing in CU students who have the potential to become future Christian servant leaders was an easy decision for them.
Make a Difference
Contact Benji Kelly at 270.789.5061 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ways you can make an impact on CU students.
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