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Norma Laughner ‘48
Benefits of Charitable Gift Annuity  

Norma Laughner ’48, said she established a charitable gift annuity because SRU is “close to my heart.”  Norma taught English at SRU from 1959-1969 and served as secretary of the alumni association from 1960-1989.  Her late husband Carl Laughner ’49, taught English at SRU from 1955-1970 and served as alumni association director from 1970-1979. 

In 1991, The Laughners launched the Carl and Norma Watson Laughner Scholarship, which provides up to $1,000 a year to a student who is related to an SRU alumni association member. 

The annuity is another way to give back, Norma said. 

“When we sold our house I had extra income,” she said.  “SRU is close to my heart. It’s the place I grew up, I went to school, and it’s the place where I taught.  The annuity is a good way to invest.  You’re allowing your feelings for a place and your confidence in a place to be backed up, and it provides you with income.  It’s a win-win.”

Madelin Clements ’56

Madelin credits Slippery Rock for providing her with an excellent foundation as a teacher. Madelin has established an annual scholarship to assist current students and has made provisions in her will to permanently endow the Madelin Booth Clements Elementary Education Scholarship in the future.

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