Legacy Giving and ACOR

Above images courtesy of USAID SCHEP as well as the Jane Taylor Collection at ACOR.

What will your legacy be?

ACOR’s mission is to advance knowledge of Jordan, past and present. By including ACOR in your planned giving, you allow us to empower the next generation of scholars to carry on this important work.

“My parents interacted with ACOR in many ways over the decades and were regular supporters and friends to ACOR. Marilyn chose to honor ACOR with a legacy gift which reflects their commitment over the years.”

– Helen Schaub, daughter of Marilyn McNamara Schaub (1928–2018), writing for the ACOR Newsletter, Vol. 31.1. Alongside her husband, Dr. R. Thomas Schaub (1933–2015), Marilyn participated in many major archaeological excavations over her lifetime. Their legacy includes a generous gift to the ACOR Annual Fund.

“The generosity of those who have benefitted from ACOR and who believe in its mission remains necessary to further ACOR’s mentorship for future generations.”

–Professor Lawrence T. Geraty, who in 2019 endowed the Geraty Travel Endowment to support student travel and accommodation at ACOR. You can read a longer article about his support for ACOR in the ACOR Newsletter, Vol. 31.1.

If you would like to inquire about making a legacy donation to ACOR, such as through estate planning, IRA giving, beneficiary designation, or inclusion in a living trust, please reach out to development@acorjordan.org or contact us via this form. You can also call us at the following phone numbers: +1-703-789-8211 (U.S.) or +962-6-534-6117 (Jordan).

Donor Spotlight: ACOR Thanks Ms. Joy Hebert

In August 2018, ACOR received a generous legacy donation from Joy Hebert, an educator from the Chicago area. Ms. Hebert’s six-figure gift exceeded any single individual donation ACOR has previously received, and we are deeply grateful for her generosity. Joy Hebert (1938–2017) received her B.A. from Pomona College, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in English education from Northwestern. She taught in many places and programs and was active in developing educational materials for the Encyclopedia Britannica Education Corporation and as editor-in-chief of Follet Publishing Company. She was involved in philanthropy, usually anonymously, as in the example of two substantial previous gifts to ACOR. Among her many interests was a love of travel.

Thank you for your support!

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