CU-Boulder School of Education to benefit from estate gift

By Staff

Carol Robinson Reynolds (BA '58, MA '68, EdD '78) knows the value of a CU degree. After all, she has three of them, the last two from the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. And having spent nearly 30 years as a teacher in the Denver Public Schools district, she understands the importance of inspiring tomorrow's educators.

In 2007, she and her husband, Charles, established a scholarship at the School of Education. And now they have made an estate commitment that will not only exponentially increase this scholarship's impact, but also strengthen the school's financial standing across the board.

"I chose to give to the School of Education primarily because I went there, and I feel I got a very good education," she said.

Particularly notable about the Reynolds' generosity is that half the sum of the $750,000 estate commitment will be unrestricted, for use at the dean's discretion. When realized, this portion will be the largest unrestricted private gift in School of Education history.

The Reynoldses hope their estate commitment will inspire others to act similarly.

"I would encourage anybody who has had experience with CU-Boulder to look at the programs they offer and make an estate gift, if they're able," Carol said. "We expect the CU-Boulder School of Education to be around for a long time, continuing to educate the population and bringing very good teachers into the system."