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How the Past Enriches the Future

How the Past Enriches the Future
When Elizabeth Jones '22 established a charitable bequest to fund scholarships for New Hampshire students studying fine arts at the University of New Hampshire, she likely couldn't have imagined what her legacy gift would one day make possible. Josh Torbick '10, for one, has spent his senior year constructing a nine-foot tall chair (pictured at left) out of concrete, steel, and wood. The furniture design major from Portsmouth hopes his so-called "Observation Chair," the first piece in the Paul Creative Arts Center's new sculpture garden, will inspire curiosity and wonderment among those who come across it.

"Receiving this scholarship allowed me to concentrate completely on the development of my creative projects," Torbick says. "The completion of my architectural sculpture would not have been possible without the support I received from the Elizabeth Jones Fund."

As the younger sister of famed theatre set designer Robert Edmond Jones, Elizabeth Jones grew up with a deep appreciation for the arts. As a lifelong New Hampshire resident and class of 1922 alumna, she also felt an abiding affection for the University. When she died in 1975, her charitable bequest established the Elizabeth Jones Class of 1922 Scholarship Fund. Her legacy gift ensures that her passions will endure, to the benefit of students and the University alike, for many years to come.

A bequest is a wonderful way to express your commitment and provide for the University of New Hampshire. To learn more about how you can include the UNH Foundation in your estate plan, please contact our Director of Gift Planning, Theresa M. Curry at (603) 862-4895, or via e-mail at Theresa.Soracco@unh.edu.


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