Donor Honors Husband’s Passion
Charna Larkin’s grandson beamed with pride earlier this year as his entire school class listened to investigative journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame at the event that bears his grandpa’s name: The Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency. The symposium was created in Alan’s memory in 2007 and is now presented each February at FAU.
Charna created an endowed fund to support the symposium to honor Alan’s passion. He loved history, and he amassed a collection of images, letters and signatures from every American President. “Endowing a gift for the FAU symposium was a way for the whole family to pay tribute to Alan,” said Charna. “It is wonderful that my grandchildren will be able to say, ‘Oh, that’s my grandfather’s seminar.’”
When Charna wanted to fortify the fund and her husband’s legacy, she made FAU the beneficiary of her IRA. It gives her great peace of mind to know that her plans will assure that The Alan B. Larkin Symposium continues to educate young minds into the future.
Charna and Alan both attended college in Boston, but Charna now lives in Delray Beach with her six grandchildren nearby. She is a lifetime member of FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society and particularly enjoys the music and history courses. From these programs to the seminar that bears her husband’s name, Charna expressed, “FAU has been wonderful to me and is a terrific resource for our community.”
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