The Watkins Society recognizes individuals who have developed an estate plan or other deferred gift arrangement with KU Endowment that will ultimately benefit the University of Kansas, KU Medical Center, the School of Medicine-Wichita, the School of Medicine-Salina, the KU Edwards Campus, Kansas Athletics or the KU Alumni Association.
Elizabeth M. Watkins, for whom the society is named, donated generously to KU through her will. In the 1930s, she bequeathed her home, which became the residence for KU chancellors. She also funded the construction of the original Watkins Memorial Health Center (now Twente Hall), Watkins Scholarship Hall and Miller Scholarship Hall, among many other initiatives. Read more about her legacy in KU Giving’s “The Lady Bountiful.”
The Watkins Society recognizes donors who commit to planned gifts at any level and through a variety of gift arrangements.
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