Dean Leaves Lasting Legacy at School of Nursing
After 22 years of dedicated leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing Dean Nancy F. Langston, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, ANEF, retired. True to her philanthropic form, she left a lasting legacy through a generous $250,000 bequest to establish the Nancy F. Langston Professorship, which she hopes will help VCU recruit and retain the brightest and best faculty to the school.
"This bequest reflects my deep commitment to higher education," Langston said. "As I have moved through my career, I have consistently supported the university as part of my annual giving program. I believe in the importance of our work in advancing a better world, and I believe in the contributions of educated nurses within that better world."
Langston encourages colleagues from across the university to join her in support of the work of their school or department.
"It is not possible for this or any university to achieve greatness and distinction simply with funds from state dollars. We give of our time and our talents to advance the work of universities; we should also give of our financial resources," she said. "When we give to our programs it demonstrates to others outside the academy that we believe what we do is worthy of philanthropic support - our actions speak loudly."
published October 2013
Is a charitable bequest right for you?
We have resources that will help you learn more about bequests. Click here to review sample bequest language. You will see how easy it is to include a bequest in your will or trust.
You might find it helpful to print this page and the bequest language. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please contact us.
*Please note: The names and image above are representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.