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War Eagle Forever, a biannual newsletter from Auburn University’s Office of Gift Planning, tells the philanthropy stories that set Auburn apart from other universities and provides insights into planned giving strategies that can help you achieve your financial goals while supporting Auburn’s mission.

Summer 2024 edition

Sharing the human touch through the spirit of giving

Whether they are giving back to agriculture students at Auburn University or helping refugees from a war-torn country, Phil and Frances Herron embody the human touch and the generosity that the Auburn Family is known for.

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VetMed student looks to honor donor’s tremendous legacy

Hailing from a three-generation farming family, Lexie Craig was led to Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine by her Kentucky roots. But it’s the shining impact of VetMed alumnus Woody Bartlett ’64 that inspires her to reach for the next level of veterinary achievement.

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Are you prepared for the 2026 tax law changes?

At the end of 2025, the amount of money you can leave to your heirs is scheduled to be rolled back to pre-2018 levels. For many people, certain types of planned gifts can be an effective way to minimize taxes while still providing for family in the future.

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Auburn University honors Petrie Society members

At a ceremony in April, Auburn University welcomed 103 new households to the George Petrie Society, a special group of Auburn Family members who have created a planned gift to make a difference at the university.

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