~ROLINA PROFILES IN GIVING
"g. :%is place isjust extremely important
in my life. I knew it would be a major
beneficiary ofmy estate."
s a Carolina student
in the 1940s, Ben
Jones shelved books in
Wilson Library for 35 cents an hour.
In 1992, Jones made a large
planned gift to the library - the
largest single gift of any kind that the
Academic Affairs Library has ever
"I loved the library then," he says,
"and I love it now."
Jones has given more than $1
million to create a charitable remain-
der annuity trust.
The trust will pay income to Jones
for his lifetime. T hen the assets will
go into a library endowment support-
ing acquisitions in art, music, history
and literature. The name of the
endowment - the T homas Wolfe
Library Fund - is a tribute to Jones'
favorite author. His favorite novel is
You Can't Go Home Again - "and I
hope I've proved that wrong," he
Jones' student years in Chapel Hill
left a lasting impression.
"This place is just extremely im-
portant in my life. I knew it would be
a major beneficiary of my estate."
As Ben Jones has shown, planned
gifts are a wonderful way for donors
to help Carolina, yet still receive
lifetime income from their assets.
For more information on planned
giving to Carolina, please call June
Steel, director of planned gifts: 919-
962-3439. Or write her at the
University Development Office, Campus
Box 6100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-
6100. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BEN M. JONES III ' 50