Dr. Peter Haslund understands what a profound difference education can make
Dr. Peter Haslund understands on a personal level the importance of community colleges and what a profound difference an education can make in someone’s life. He witnessed it as a professor at SBCC over four decades, and in his own life starting out as a student at Los Angeles City College.
“I love teaching, and have seen how an education at SBCC changes lives, providing opportunities to people who are struggling to survive and find their way in the world. By including the SBCC Foundation in my estate plans, I know that more students will be able to take advantage of all that SBCC has to offer.
Through the Foundation, students receive both financial assistance and emotional support—that much-needed sense of caring and encouragement—that transforms despair into hope. At the end of the day, this is what inspires them to continue and succeed.”
In addition to teaching, Haslund helped to establish groundbreaking initiatives at SBCC, such as the Study Abroad program and the International and Global Studies program. SBCC excursions abroad provided immersive experiences for students, as they were “in class” 24/7.
While Haslund remembers many experiences and students, one that stood out was a trip to China in 1992 that included SBCC student Ted Townsend...
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We are grateful to forward-thinking legacy circle members like Dr. Haslund who have made a planned gift to the SBCC Foundation, ensuring that the college and its students will continue to thrive for many years to come.
If you would like to learn more about the ways you can invest in SBCC and leave a lasting legacy in our community, you may find the resources below helpful. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 730-4412 with any questions, or to learn more.
FREE ESTATE PLANNING GUIDE
Please enjoy our estate planning guide to help you plan your financial future successfully. It contains a wealth of information and worksheets to make planning easy.
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PLANNED GIVING CALCULATOR
Our online calculator can help you see the income and tax benefits of making different types of planed gifts, to help decide which ones may work best for you.
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Learn about some of the ways to include the SBCC Foundation in your estate plans, including gifts of stocks and bonds, cash, retirement assets, insurance, and more.
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