Longtime Supporter’s Planned Gift Furthers Student Impact

By Jill Blevins  |  August 31, 2014

Decades of service at the Naveen Jindal School of Management led Skip Moore to give more than just his time. A managing partner for Deloitte and longtime Jindal School advocate, Moore decided to make a planned gift following his departure as chair of the school’s advisory council. As he passed the leadership baton this fall, he felt the timing was right to consider his legacy.

“I had become a huge believer in the quality of the school, the future of the school and the importance of the school to the community,” Moore said. “Donating was an easy decision to make.”

With a strong desire to make a significant contribution toward the Realize the Vision campaign, Moore chose to allocate funds from his estate plan toward the Skip Moore Leadership and Service Scholarship, which Dr. Hasan Pirkul, Jindal School dean and Caruth Chair, created this fall in his honor.

“After exploring various options for giving, making the University a retirement plan beneficiary was the best choice for my situation,” Moore said. “It was easy to do, will save my family money on taxes and with the dean setting up the scholarship, it created the perfect opportunity to do my part.”

For Moore, his planned gift is a special, considered moment after numerous Jindal School experiences and interactions. He has twice been an advisory council member, interrupting his service in 2003 to spend several years as an advocate for the school’s developing Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance. He returned to the council in 2009, spending the last two years as
its leader.

But don’t think Moore is done yet. He will continue to be a part of the advisory council and recently joined the University’s development board.

“I’ve always had a passion for education. I believe that anything we can do to give back to that cause and help others with the educational process through scholarships or other means is an extremely important thing.”