The Spalding University
Tulip Poplar Society

Tulip Poplar tree on campus

Given by the first graduating class of Nazareth College in Louisville, and planted in the mansion courtyard, the tulip poplar tree, for which the society is named, is treasured by the Spalding community.

As the tree will continue to provide shade and shelter, the Tulip Poplar Society will continue to assist the university in providing quality educations for future students.

By creating a legacy with Spalding, you are now a member of our most celebrated donor society.

Inspired by the foresight and generosity of those who planted our treasured tulip poplar tree in the Mansion

courtyard—a parting gift from the first graduating class of Nazareth—the Tulip Poplar Society is reserved for individuals who have selflessly contributed to carrying the Spalding mission into the future. Just as the tree will continue to provide shade and shelter, the Tulip Poplar Society will continue to assist the university in providing quality educations for future students.

To learn more about planned giving options or how to establish your legacy with Spalding University, please visit our planned giving page or contact [email protected].

Given by the first graduating class of Nazareth and planted in the mansion courtyard, the tulip poplar tree, for which the society is named, is treasured by the Spalding community.

As the tree will continue to provide shade and shelter, the Tulip Poplar Society will continue to assist the university in providing quality educations for future students.

By creating a legacy with Spalding, you are now a member of our most celebrated donor society.

Inspired by the foresight and generosity of those who planted our treasured tulip poplar tree in the Mansion courtyard—a parting gift from the first graduating class of Nazareth—the Tulip Poplar Society is reserved for individuals who have selflessly contributed to the carrying the Spalding mission into the future. Just as the tree will continue to provide shade and shelter, the Tulip Poplar Society will continue to assist the university in providing quality educations for future students.

To learn more about planned giving options or how to establish your legacy with Spalding University, please visit our planned giving page or contact [email protected].

Poplar Membership


The Tulip Poplar Society members are Spalding donors who have chosen to leave a legacy with the university through our planned giving program. By planning for their futures, they are ensuring the future of Spalding and making college affordable for our students.

Tulip Poplar Society badge
Fall Tulip Poplar tree
Tulip Poplar Society membership recognizes the legacy of these donors not only for supporting Spalding, but also for inspiring generosity in others. Society members receive invitations as honored guests to Spalding gatherings and special private events as well as recognition in digital and print donor honor rolls.
Tulip Poplar Society membership recognizes the legacy of these donors not only for supporting Spalding, but also for inspiring generosity in others. Society members receive invitations as honored guests to Spalding gatherings and special private events as well as recognition in digital and print donor honor rolls.
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Tulip Poplar Society Members
With Planned Gifts to our University

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Elmer Lucille Allen ’53
Dr. S Pearson Auerbach † &
Minx Auerbach †
George Bagby †
Bertha † & Harry Bailen †
Ester F. Bentley ’41 †
Ann Teresa Berry ’22 †
Jean Bivens ’61 †
Marie E. Bloemer ’47 †
Cindy L. Brady '13
Joanna Agnes Burke†
Larry Butterfield
Anson E. † &
Katherine G. Christian †
Henry Clay
Marianna Cody †
Jean † and
Lewis D. Cole †
Martha ’49 † &
William C. Colleran, Jr.†
Verna Lee Craig ’00†
Anne Blincoe Conboy †
Constance Conroy ’75 &
Arthur Crawley
Dr. C. Jane Davis ’37†
M. Martha Dilger ’67 †
Margaret Grosjean Dotts ’51 †
Mildred A. Dougherty '42
Margaret H. Doyle†
Martha Ann Yarber Driscoll '48 †
Ellen T. Dunbar ’77 †
Thelma Dunlevy '60
Alice H. Eigelbach ’26 †
Dr. J. Jerome Fargen †
Mary Lynn Fields, SCN ’71†
Jeffrey George ’17 &
Michael Troy Fischer-Smith
Donald & Mary Susan Fishman
Beulah Fontaine ’44†
Catherine Lashy Gibson '03
Don J. Glaser †
Nancy L. Graeser ’52 †
Bert Griffin ’18 and Misty Griffin, DMD
Joe French †
Mary Anne Fueglein ’37 †
Marylou Lambert Gardner ’68
Mary Margaret Hardiman ’43 †
Margaret Hargrove †
Mary C. P. Hilger ’44 ’71 †
Dorothy Keeton Hindman †
Mark ’03 & Julie Hohmann
Lawrence † &
Ruth Hollander †
Leslie B. ’71 & Fred Horenburger
Nancy M. Hoskins ’55
Martha C. Radike Jesse ’41 †
Louise Kannapell ’29 †
Mary J. Kearney †
Rita M. Kearns †
Mary E. Roach Kidder ’47 †
Carolyn A. Kiesling ’64 †
Gretchen † and Benjamin Koo, Ph.D., P.E. †
Thor Laugesen †
Angela Leet
Craig G. Leland †
John Link †
Nancy T. Lyons ’33 †
Amanda J. Lucas ’14
Martha Maloney ’59 †
Edith L. Mann †
Ann Martin ’37 †
Phoebe L. Masters ’67 †
Richard Charles Masters†
Allyson Nicole Mattingly
Tori Murden ’05 & Mac McClure
Josephine McGuire ’36 †
Katharine M. McNelis ’24 †
Shirley M. † & William J. Merke †
Dr. Kathryn Mershon ’67
Llillian C. Milanoff ’03 †
Freddie V. Moffett ’66†
Annie M. Moore †
Jeanne Mueller ’48 †
Mary Margaret Murphy ’37 †
Marie M. Niescier ’44 †
Mary Louise Payne †
Vera C. Perrella †
Stephanie Powelson, Ed.D. ’96 & Thomas H. Tucker II
Simone M. Rageot ’54 †
Rosemary F. Ranger ’62 †
Dr. Donald & Patricia Rankin
Merle E. Robertson †
Joseph Louis Ruley †
Mary Willa Schaeffer ’53 †
Aleen M. ’43 † & Paul W. Schreiber †
Alma Jean Sheeran †
Rita J. Shrader ’94
Sylvia L. Simon ’62
William B. Sisco †
Gene M. Smith ’72 &
Robert Atcheson
Mary Elinor Smith ’35 †
Thomas Jacob Smith †
Helen Spry ’44 ’58 †
Dr. Laura ’03 & Dr. Randy Strickland
James M. Thornton†
Mareta F. Turner ’60
Dr. Mary T. Titzl †
Alice Wagstaff Verostko ’41 † & Roman Verostko
Mary C. Vessels ’75 †
Lorena C. Vincent ’28 †
Letitia L. Walter ’57
Patricia Wathen ’49 †
Sarah Jane West
Augusta M. Wheeler-Wood ’53 ’60 †
Matthew S. Whisman
Karen Lynn Wilson-Wickliffe and Eugene Bernard Wickliffe
Kathleen '79 and Charles Willenbrink
Carl H. &
Mary C. Osbourn Wolford ’59
Byron Wunderlich
Jane Yen ’56
† Deceased