Andy Schuster ’92, M.S. ’96, came to ISU on a baseball scholarship to play catcher. Selected to represent Major League Baseball International, the PR major travelled to England after graduation to teach American baseball.

Now a sales trainer at State Farm Insurance Companies, Schuster maintains ties to ISU. His parents created an endowed scholarship for him and his wife, Danielle (Miller) ’97, M.S. ’98.

The Schuster Family Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to a junior or senior student-athlete. Andy and Danielle contribute to the Redbird baseball program and have made a planned gift to support Illinois State.

“People in their 30s and 40s may not know what a planned gift is or what it can do,” Schuster said. “But it’s important to put a will together. To go back and to be able to give to the institutions that meant the most to you is really important. It is a great way to stay involved and show your support throughout your lifetime.”

The couple’s planned gift will benefit baseball and the Division of Student Affairs—ensuring that the programs that have made such a strong impact on their lives will do so for others.

Will you make a difference by supporting your passion? Make a contribution online at To discuss a planned gift, call (309) 438-8041 or email Joy Hutchcraft at