Ashland University Emeritus Professor Establishes Charitable Gift Annuity

Ashland University Emeritus Professor Establishes Charitable Gift Annuity
Dr. John Nethers, emeritus professor of history at Ashland University, talks with several students on the AU campus.

10/29/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland resident Dr. John Nethers, emeritus professor of history at Ashland University, has established a charitable gift annuity that will benefit Ashland University and allow for student scholarships to be established in his name.

With a charitable gift annuity, Nethers will receive a guaranteed annual annuity income payment each year. Upon his passing, the residual will be available to support student scholarships in his name, allowing Nethers to leave a legacy to the university that he has supported for many years.

“Ashland’s been so good to me – both the community and university -- and I have tried to be good to Ashland through the years. That is one reason I wanted to give back,” Nethers said. “Both my late wife and I enjoyed Ashland so much. We enjoyed the community and the fact that it is a small town with access to places like Cleveland and Columbus.

“Ashland is home, so there is that loyalty factor. We came to Ashland in 1966 and it’s been our life,” he said.

Nethers, who taught history at Ashland College/University and was involved in research of the Amish, taught at AU for approximately 30 years.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                     ###