By Meghan Chua
Alumna Marcia Bradley (MSW '93) has always felt strongly about giving back to the UW School of Social Work. Recently, in addition to annual support, she made a legacy gift to the School as part of her estate planning.
School of Social Work alumni and friends can support the School through a legacy gift – a planned, or deferred, gift that will benefit future generations of social work students and faculty.
To Ms. Bradley, her charitable bequest is one way to contribute to the field of social work.
“It feels good to be giving back in a concrete way to something that I feel will benefit both social work students and the people they serve,” Ms. Bradley said.
After 13 years as a social worker at Meriter Retirement Services, Ms. Bradley retired in 2003. Though she has given annual contributions throughout her lifetime, she thinks legacy gifts have a great potential to help the School.
“I insisted on doing this because generally, social workers aren’t that well-paid during their careers,” she said. “It’s more likely that they might have some assets in their estate that they could contribute.”
Ms. Bradley said her gift could...