When Sharon Keutzer ’66 was in high school, she couldn’t take calculus because there was no fourth-year math class offered. Yet she ended up being a math teacher after getting her bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University.

Retired  today, Keutzer is still interested in math education at Illinois State. She established an endowed scholarship for freshman math students funded through her estate plan, when she no longer needs her assets. Until that time, she funds her scholarship annually with a gift matched by her former employer.

“Knowing  a gift is the difference between someone going to college or not, gives you such a good feeling,” she said.