From Arizona to Africa, Avery Harrington, M.D., Medical Class of 1956, and Carolyn Beckenbaugh Harrington, C.W.’52 , have given generously of their time and resources during their 53 years of marriage. The University of Pennsylvania instilled in them many of their ideas and shared values, including a commitment to hard work, volunteerism and philanthropy.
Inspired by their appreciation of how Penn shaped their view of the world as well as their role in it, the Harringtons decided to name the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences beneficiaries of their IRA. “There are various convoluted ways to deal with an IRA in one’s estate plans, but dividing it among our favorite causes was simple and tax-efficient,” says Dr. Harrington.
Over the past five decades the couple has led a rich and interesting life together, and they credit Penn with giving them a solid foundation for their careers and volunteer activities. Dr. Harrington says, “Our Penn education has served us well, and not just academically. The common values we learned have made us the people we are and gave us the rich experience that is our lives.”
“This is our way of saying thanks,” says Mrs. Harrington.
Office of Planned Giving
Christine S. Ewan, J.D.
Executive Director, Planned Giving
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
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