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  • Three Impactful Experiences: Iron Sharpens Iron Panama | Wheaton
    90 senior vice president of operations at Copa Airlines to learn more about Copa Headquartered in Panama City with 74 destinations in 30 countries Copa directly produces 4 2 percent of Panama s GDP and 12 6 percent when including catalytic benefits through tourism Dan stressed that Copa s success is tied to their excellence in executing and explained the benefits of their antitrust immunity in a 1998 partnership with Continental Airlines For me the primary takeaway was how optimistic Copa is for the future They will soon expand to several more cities and I m looking forward to seeing how their clear vision for connecting coupled with their passenger oriented leadership will transform travel by air in the Americas 3 The Kuna hope to forge partnerships with universities abroad Our time in Panama showed us firsthand that Panama has become a regional and logistical hub with lots of economic benefits With this modernization it is important to also focus on indigenous populations in the region and how they are assimilating to these changes We met with the Kuna an indigenous group with an estimated population of 60 000 located near Panama s northeast coast Kuna Yala Captain David Iglesias our trip leader and director of the Wheaton College Center for Economics Government and Public Policy is actually half Kuna it was beautiful to witness the love the Kuna chiefs expressed toward him during their talk They spoke about their bilingual education system love for environment ecotourism and how they have managed to maintain more autonomy than most indigenous groups When referring to ecotourism they told us how they loved sharing their homes with others but were disappointed with the problem of trash Since only three percent of Kuna students attend university Kuna economists also shared with us that they dream of forging partnerships with universities to send their students abroad to learn more languages and return to create businesses One might say this trip has opened my eyes to the untapped potential in Panama As the trip leads us to Colombia and Peru I m looking forward to learning more about these culturally rich countries that are living in a post terrorism state of growing their economies Kelen Caldwell 17 is an economics and international relations double major traveling with ISI this summer Photos top At the Miraflores Lock Panama Canal with the team above With Kuna indigenous chiefs and leaders after their briefing in their Panama City administration building Read about ISI s travels in Colombia written by Emma Schaafsma 17 What is your MyWheaton summer experience Share your stories and photos with us on social media using the hashtag MyWheaton Posted July 1 2015 Tags Global and Experiential Learning My Wheaton The Liberal Arts Subscribe to Posts Author Profile Students share an inside look at Wheaton College Contributors Alex Soholt 16 Alley Kammer 16 Alyssa Paulsen 14 Amy Early 16 Andrew Cuthbert PsyD 18 Andrew Sedlacek 15 Ann Szeliga 17 Anna Morris 16 Aseye Agamah 16 Beau

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  • A Tale of Three Cities: Iron Sharpens Iron Colombia | Wheaton
    had the chance to meet with her husband a former M 19 guerilla and former Colombian senator It was fascinating to learn about the guerilla movement in Colombia and how it has changed throughout history Cartagena By the end of the Bogota leg of our trip we were all pretty worn out Luckily Cartagena provided a much needed break While in Cartagena we toured the old city s massive fort The old city was very beautiful and looked rather European We also had a nice day of relaxing on the beach and riding jet skis Cartagena is the historic Spanish seaport on the Caribbean and was the site of many pirate attacks Medellin In Medellin we got back to business Medellin was once one of the most violent cities in the world during the reign of Pablo Escobar the head of the Medellin drug cartel Since his death in 1992 the city has become significantly safer due in part to America s Plan Colombia funding We toured Prodia a flavor and scent company While there we learned about their history strategies and business vision This was interesting because while in the states we had toured FONA an American based flavor company Thus we were able to compare the two companies To add some cultural perspective we visited a museum which displayed many Botero paintings We also met with the Founder s Institute an organization that helps finance local start ups It was interesting to learn about how the Founder s Institute develops these young companies Medellin had a mild temperature and was quietly nestled between many mountains Overall Medellin was very beautiful and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time here Emma Schaafsma 17 traveled with Wheaton College s Center for Economics Government and Public Policy s Iron Sharpens Iron program in Latin America this summer Photo captions from top Photo of Bogota from Montserrat Peak In Cartagena Overlooking Medellin Read Emma s classmate Kelen Caldwell 17 s account of ISI s travels in Panama and share your summer experiences on social media using the hashtag MyWheaton Posted July 15 2015 Tags My Wheaton Global and Experiential Learning Subscribe to Posts Author Profile Students share an inside look at Wheaton College Contributors Alex Soholt 16 Alley Kammer 16 Alyssa Paulsen 14 Amy Early 16 Andrew Cuthbert PsyD 18 Andrew Sedlacek 15 Ann Szeliga 17 Anna Morris 16 Aseye Agamah 16 Beau Westlund 14 Brielle Lisa 18 Catherine Holt 15 Charlotte Hallstrom 16 Charlston Ong 19 Clementine Kane 18 Corinne Elliot 15 and Sarah Macolino 15 Dana Henderson 17 Daniel Tannous 16 David Batdorf 16 David Robinson 15 Elena Miles 15 Elliot Leung 17 Emma Schaafsma 17 Emmanuel Ndolimana M A 15 Erica Forkner 17 Ethan Jones M A 17 Hunter Hambrick 17 Hannah Benson 15 Jeff Camp 18 Jillian Hedges 17 Jon Thornton 16 Joohee Uhm 15 Jordan Heres 15 Josh Fort 16 Kate Fredrikson 17 Katie Mann 18 Katrina Burlet 15 Kendall Eitreim 15 Kelen Caldwell 17 Kirkland An 17

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/My-Wheaton/2015/07/Iron-Sharpens-Iron-Colombia (2016-02-17)
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  • Israel: Facing the Current Challenges in the Middle East | Wheaton
    in the Middle East Israel Facing the Current Challenges in the Middle East Menu Faith and Public Service Making a Difference at the White House and U S Mint Friendship Across the Aisle Immigration and US Presidential Elections Israel Facing the Current Challenges in the Middle East Poverty Inc The Ongoing Eurocrisis in a 21st Century that Will be Dominated by the U S Wednesday February 17 Meyer Science Center Lecture Hall 145 4 00 5 00pm The Honorable Roey Gilad arrived in Chicago in the summer of 2012 to assume his post as Consul General of Israel to the Midwest From his base in Chicago Consul General Gilad is responsible for 11 states He is the highest ranking Israeli official in the Midwest During his 26 year tenure with Israel s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Gilad has served in various positions outside of Israel including Second Secretary in Kenya Media Counsellor in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and head of the Political Affairs Department in the UK Mr Gilad received a Master s Degree in National Security at Haifa University as well as a Master s Degree in Middle Eastern studies from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/fpe/Events/2015-2016-School-Year/Israeli-Consul-General (2016-02-17)
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  • Tom and Lorie Lindholtz | Wheaton
    Year in Review Martha Brownlee Ron and Susie Cockle Georgia Douglass Tim and Cindy Jacobson Ryan June Chuck and Helen Kennedy Cynthia Kenyon Paul and Amy Klobucher Bud and Betty Knoedler Stephen and May Lin Tom and Lorie Lindholtz Al and Janet Lindsten Ed and Betsy Pearce Christian and Jewel Magoon Bob and Brenda McDonell George Newitt Matthew Soerens George Stoms Murray and Diane Tabb Elden and Judith von Lehe Paul and Marilyn Ziemer Parents of 2014 Graduates Scholarships Stats Students and the Wheaton Fund Thank You Tuition Freedom Day Wheaton Associates President s Memorandum A Ryken Retrospective Have A Question Call Us 630 752 5332 Email Us gift plan wheaton edu Address Information Gift Planning Services Wheaton College Advancement 501 College Avenue Wheaton IL 60187 Fax 630 752 5807 Related Links Gift Planning Estate Analysis Services Charitable Remainder Trust Wheaton College Trust Company N A If it is true that we brought nothing into the world and can take nothing out of it then all that we have acquired here has been acquired by virtue of the gifts talents and abilities that Christ has granted us says Tom Lindholtz 69 It seems only reasonable that we take pains to assure that that which is rightfully His be returned to His use when we leave Wheaton was a significant instrument used by God in my life and made a significant contribution to my success and so it is a small repayment if you will of a debt owed Tom knows that one aspect of good stewardship involves having an updated estate plan Lorie and I recently lost a very dear friend quite suddenly and unexpectedly The good news is that he had done a very careful job of setting up a trust and estate plan The bad news is that the plan was over 19 years old and had never been updated As a result it included a number of provisions that made very good sense at the time but were very outdated by now and had the unintended result of making things extremely difficult for his widow and heirs says Tom Not having a trust and will is a very great problem But having one that is out of date can be just as big a problem Tom and Lorie Lindholtz utilized Wheaton s complimentary estate analysis service to review their estate plans and learn charitable and secular strategies to improve their plans Wheaton has developed real excellence in the field says Tom Our attorney had experience in the field of wills trusts and estates but he had never encountered a client who sought to do what we wanted to do Dave Teune Director of Gift Planning Services made a couple trips to consult and he communicated with us regularly Our attorney still raves about the Wheaton staff s skill and knowledge level Tom and Lorie had their attorney set up a revocable living trust and testamentary charitable remainder trust to provide income for their children and grandchildren while

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Giving/Letters-and-Stories/Lindholtz (2016-02-17)
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  • Ed and Betsy Pearce | Wheaton
    Center The Impact of the Wheaton Fund The Year in Review Martha Brownlee Ron and Susie Cockle Georgia Douglass Tim and Cindy Jacobson Ryan June Chuck and Helen Kennedy Cynthia Kenyon Paul and Amy Klobucher Bud and Betty Knoedler Stephen and May Lin Tom and Lorie Lindholtz Al and Janet Lindsten Ed and Betsy Pearce Christian and Jewel Magoon Bob and Brenda McDonell George Newitt Matthew Soerens George Stoms Murray and Diane Tabb Elden and Judith von Lehe Paul and Marilyn Ziemer Parents of 2014 Graduates Scholarships Stats Students and the Wheaton Fund Thank You Tuition Freedom Day Wheaton Associates President s Memorandum A Ryken Retrospective Related Links Gift Planning Charitable Remainder Trust Estate Analysis Services Wheaton College Trust Company N A Ed and Betsy Pearce met as juniors at Wheaton College Five decades after their 1964 graduation the couple lives in Winfield Illinois a short drive from their alma mater which makes it easy for them to attend class reunions and other campus events As parents of three Wheaton graduates Kristine Pearce Nelson 90 Steven Pearce 93 and Kathleen Pearce Brown 99 Ed and Betsy know the value of a Wheaton education and the importance of student scholarships Providing for family and supporting Christian ministries were both priorities for the Pearces so when the couple started thinking about estate planning they contacted Wheaton for a free estate analysis The customized report laid out secular and charitable options for achieving their goals Equipped with these strategies they set up a testamentary charitable remainder unitrust CRUT that will be funded by an IRA at their deaths creating an income stream for their family members and eventually benefiting Wheaton and other ministries They chose Wheaton College Trust Company to serve as trustee of their CRUT ensuring that it will be efficiently stewarded by the team that manages Wheaton s endowment For us estate planning was something that was easy to put off it was something we could always do next year Ed says We had established goals of provision for our children grandchildren and Christian ministries while limiting taxation as much as possible but had little idea on how to proceed Wheaton s estate analysis service allowed us to see a variety of options in print prior to meeting with our own attorney The CRUT was selected to provide for our family Wheaton College and other ministries beyond our lifetime while limiting estate and income taxes on our qualified retirement funds We looked at Wheaton College Trust Company s administrative history and were convinced that it was as good as or better than what secular banks had to offer We enjoyed our time working with Wheaton s staff They were accessible and helpful in every way After the process we consider them good friends Ed and Betsy are grateful for Wheaton s influence in their lives and the role it continues to play in the world Wheaton was very important during our college days in teaching us to apply our faith in

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Giving/Letters-and-Stories/Pearce (2016-02-17)
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  • Tim and Cindy Jacobson | Wheaton
    Tim and Cindy Jacobson Ryan June Chuck and Helen Kennedy Cynthia Kenyon Paul and Amy Klobucher Bud and Betty Knoedler Stephen and May Lin Tom and Lorie Lindholtz Al and Janet Lindsten Ed and Betsy Pearce Christian and Jewel Magoon Bob and Brenda McDonell George Newitt Matthew Soerens George Stoms Murray and Diane Tabb Elden and Judith von Lehe Paul and Marilyn Ziemer Parents of 2014 Graduates Scholarships Stats Students and the Wheaton Fund Thank You Tuition Freedom Day Wheaton Associates President s Memorandum A Ryken Retrospective Have A Question Call Us 630 752 5332 Email Us gift plan wheaton edu Address Information Gift Planning Services Wheaton College Advancement 501 College Avenue Wheaton IL 60187 Fax 630 752 5807 Related Links Gift Planning Charitable Remainder Trust Donor Advised Funds Wheaton College Trust Company N A Three generations of Jacobsons have worn the Wheaton College football uniform Tim Jacobson s 81 father Richard attended Wheaton in the early 1950s before being drafted in the Korean War and Tim s son also named Richard graduated in 2012 Tim and his wife Cindy enjoy reconnecting with Wheaties in the stands at McCully Stadium The Wheaton football program was a huge part of my life while I attended Wheaton says Tim What has blessed me over the last three years is the current football team and ministry When I attended our football team did not have its own mission trips nor did we have discipleship groups among the football team I m impressed with the spiritual growth that the football players have exhibited these last few years Gift Planning Services helped the Jacobsons set up a provision for a charitable remainder trust CRT through their living trust For Tim and Cindy this was the perfect way to provide for their children while also leaving a legacy at Wheaton At their deaths their retirement plan assets the most heavily taxed assets in their estate plan will pass tax free into the CRT which will provide income to their children for 20 years The CRT will then be distributed to a Wheaton College donor advised fund that will benefit the football team s annual missions trips as well as Wheaton s unrestricted fund which provides for the various needs of the College We initially had a charitable remainder trust with another organization When we read that Wheaton offered these services since we had no personal experience with the other organization we decided to utilize Wheaton s full line of services says Tim Since Wheaton has its own bank Wheaton College Trust Company and could double as executor it seemed the perfect match especially with the knowledge of Wheaton s ethics and integrity over the years and given its stable institutional environment since 1860 Gift Planning Services has also been terrific in helping us and our attorney set up our living trust as well as the charitable remainder trust They worked closely with my attorney in Tucson to establish our trust and they helped me set up

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Giving/Letters-and-Stories/Jacobson (2016-02-17)
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  • Gifts Through Your Estate | Wheaton
    Lindholtz Blanchard Society Full Story View All Stories Cynthia Kenyon Blanchard Society Full Story View All Stories Home Giving to Wheaton Gift Planning Gifts Through Your Estate Gifts Through Your Estate Menu Gifts Through Your Estate Life Income Gifts Non Cash Gifts Estate Analysis Services Donor Advised Funds Wheaton College Trust Company N A Blanchard Society Tax Rules Gift Planning Forms Publications Glossary of Terms Have A Question Call Us 630 752 5332 Email Us gift plan wheaton edu Address Information Gift Planning Services Wheaton College Advancement 501 College Avenue Wheaton IL 60187 Fax 630 752 5807 Remembering Wheaton College in your will or revocable living trust allows you to make a significant gift to Wheaton College and at the same time allows you to maintain control over your assets during your life The terms of your will or revocable living trust are flexible and can be changed throughout your lifetime should you decide to modify your charitable bequests Bequest language is simple to Wheaton College located in Wheaton Illinois The charitable bequest can either be a fixed dollar amount a percentage of the total estate or a percentage of the residual estate Leaving a charitable bequest to Wheaton College is a special way to leave a legacy for future generations Sample Bequest Language Gift of specific dollar amount I hereby give to Wheaton College located in Wheaton Illinois the sum of Gift of specific percentage of estate I hereby give of my estate or my Trust assets if using a revocable living trust to Wheaton College located in Wheaton Illinois Bequest with Wheaton College as contingent beneficiary In the event any of my above named beneficiaries have not survived me I hereby direct their shares to be distributed to Wheaton College located in Wheaton Illinois INVEST IN WHEATON Make

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  • Life Income Gifts | Wheaton
    in a tangible way as well as plan for a secure retirement and take care of our children after our passing in the most tax effective way I wanted to contribute to Wheaton s overall mission of Christian education A gift annuity guaranteed that my investment would be producing results regardless of how long I lived Wheaton made me aware of the nature of a Christian liberal arts college what a Wheaton liberal arts education can do to graduate students who stand tall for Christ in their chosen profession Previous Next Al and Janet Lindsten Blanchard Society Full Story View All Stories Martha Brownlee Blanchard Society Full Story View All Stories George Newitt Blanchard Society Full Story View All Stories Home Giving to Wheaton Gift Planning Life Income Gifts Life Income Gifts Life income gifts make it possible to give cash or property to Wheaton College and at the same time receive a substantial income from the property during your life Menu Gifts Through Your Estate Life Income Gifts Charitable Gift Annuities Charitable Remainder Trust Create Income for Someone Else Create Income for Wheaton College Non Cash Gifts Estate Analysis Services Donor Advised Funds Wheaton College Trust Company N A Blanchard Society Tax Rules Gift Planning Forms Publications Glossary of Terms Have A Question Call Us 630 752 5332 Email Us gift plan wheaton edu Address Information Gift Planning Services Wheaton College Advancement 501 College Avenue Wheaton IL 60187 Fax 630 752 5807 A life income gift may help maintain or even increase your current income from the property you contribute You can create a lifetime income stream for yourself your family or your relatives through the use of a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity It is even possible to create an income stream for Wheaton College through a charitable lead trust without having to donate the underlying asset Gift Annuities A gift annuity is established when you make a gift to Wheaton College and in return the college agrees to make annual fixed dollar payments for the lifetime of the person s you designate to receive the payments More Charitable Remainder Trusts The charitable remainder trust enables you to receive income for life and avoid potential capital gains taxes and provides you with a current charitable income tax deduction More Charitable Lead Trusts You can create a current stream of income for Wheaton College for a period of years by transferring assets to a charitable lead trust which distributes the income to Wheaton College for a term of years At the end of the trust term the trust distributes the trust assets to the designated non charitable beneficiaries More INVEST IN WHEATON Make a Gift Today Video What is a Charitable Remainder Trust Video What is a Gift Annuity Gift Planning Have a Question Our attorneys are available to assist you with any gift planning inquiries and services More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton

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