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Dr. Barry J. Rosenbaum, MD, A60, and Renee Underwood

About them

Barry, a retired academic and practicing physician, is founder of the Atlanta Nephrology Referral Center, and an overseer at the' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. His interest in nutrition dates to his specialty training in nephrology, when he learned the importance of nutrition physiology to the biochemistry of the body. Renee, though not a Tufts graduate, has grown to love the university and the Friedman School as passionately as her husband.

About their gift

They established a charitable remainder unitrust to endow the Rosenbaum Prize, awarded annually by the Friedman School to a distinguished visiting lecturer in nutrition science and policy. The gift also supports the Tufts University Alumni Association. The unitrust enabled a significant gift to Tufts while at the same time providing them income for life.

Why they give

"In my first week at Tufts, President Nils Y. Wessel told the freshmen, 'Our job is to teach you how to think,' " Barry said. "I am the person I am today because Tufts did just that. Tufts continues to accomplish this noble, educational mission. It has been a wonderful experience and has meant a lot to make a contribution to the workings of the school."

"Creating a charitable remainder trust is unique because people can donate assets or other items to charities while simultaneously ensuring a stream of income. It's a great way to meet all your needs."