In January 2006, Florida State University lost one of its most distinguished scholars and benefactors. During his illustrious career in academia, George Mills Harper was an author and editor of 12 books primarily concerning the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. George finished his extensive teaching career in 1982 at Florida State University after serving in notable roles at three other universities. George, a former Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at FSU, served as the Chairman of the English department for 12 years.
Through the foresight of George and his wife, Mary Jane (Bobbie) Harper, they made gifts to the FSU College of Arts and Sciences through a charitable gift annuity and a charitable remainder unitrust as a demonstration of his passion for teaching and education. When George and Mary made their gifts they benefited from an income tax deduction. They also began to receive an income stream that Mary now depends on. If you would like to know more about gift options and securing your financial future, please contact the Florida State University Foundation Office of Planned Giving at (850) 644-0753.
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