Honoring an occasion
Gifts that Leave a Legacy
You can give your name or that of another person, group or business to a Radford University facility or program. Naming opportunities are a way for alumni, family and friends to make gifts in honor of milestone events, groups or individuals, or in memory of loved ones.
Naming gifts can support student scholarships, faculty research, creative endeavors or the construction and furnishing of a university building. Such a contribution gives special honor to the person or group named by leaving a legacy of support for all time in a very visible and lasting way.
Johann Norstedt attended his first concert at Radford University over 30 years ago. Today his appreciation for the arts prompted him to be the first donor of the “A Seat of Honor,” the seat naming campaign for the Douglas and Beatrice Covington Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. It is in his late wife’s memory that Norstedt bought the first plaque which reads “Johann and Marilyn Norstedt, Music Lovers.” Johann also endows a scholarship each year, the “Johann and Marilyn Norstedt Scholarship for Voice” and has recently made an additional bequest to support this scholarship. Norstedt is making a difference to students today and tomorrow and in memory of his wife.
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Remembering a Loved One
The late Janice Eisenhart ’70 had a 38-year career in public education. Her dedication to learning inspired her sister, Nancy Artis ’73, and husband Pat Artis to make a gift to name the Janice Eisenhart '70 MBA Library in the new College of Business and Economics building.
We are here to help and answer any questions you may have about giving. If you would like to speak with a member of our team, please call (540) 831-5407.