Jennifer Crabb Kyles has a giving strategy for sharing the Oxford experience

As a student, Jennifer Crabb Kyles 98OX 00C loved Emory University so much she decided to make it her career. After graduation she took a job registering alumni for events, and she has worked at the Emory Alumni Association (EAA) ever since.

Today she is the EAA’s senior director of operations. “Being able to contribute to my alma mater using payroll deduction through MyEmory makes giving simple,” says Kyles, who contributes to the Oxford College Science Building Fund. At a recent alumni board meeting, she learned that it also was possible to make a significant gift to Oxford by using an asset she already had: her life insurance policy. She structured the gift so the policy will provide for her husband and four children, and then a percentage will go to Oxford College. She decided to make the gift unrestricted rather than earmark it for a specific purpose.

“I want the dean to be able to use the funds for whatever the need is at the time. I believe in the leadership of Oxford College, and I know that they will do what’s best for the school,” she explains. “For me, this gift is about giving others the opportunity to have the experiences I did at Oxford College.”