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Meet Our Team

Meet the members of the UT Austin Gift and Estate Planning team. Click on a name below to see an individual bio, or scroll down to meet the entire team.

Amanda Brown Irving

Amanda Brown Irving
Executive Director of Development
512-475-9510
amanda.irving@austin.utexas.edu
Amanda Brown Irving joined the Gift and Estate Planning team as a director in December 2013. Previously, Amanda was director of development for UT's Cockrell School of Engineering and a major gifts officer at Cornell University. Amanda started her career in high-tech public relations and marketing after graduating from UT's Moody College of Communication.
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Jeff Glosser

Jeff Glosser
Senior Director
512-475-9688
jglosser@austin.utexas.edu
Jeff Glosser has served in the Gift and Estate Planning office since 1997. Previously, he was with American Trust Company in New England, and US Bank in Cincinnati (formerly First National Bank of Cincinnati) in their trust department. He received a bachelor's degree in business from Bucknell University, earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, and received a trust certificate from the New England School of Banking at Williams College.
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Tim Aronson

Tim Aronson
Director
512-471-5645
taronson@austin.utexas.edu
Tim Aronson joined the Gift and Estate Planning office in January 2017. Tim has returned to the university's development team after spending eight years at the Seton Williamson Foundation, the Seton Fund, and the LIVESTRONG foundation. His previous experience at UT Austin included roles within the University Development Office as well as the College of Natural Sciences. Tim earned his BA in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.
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Doug Duke

Doug Duke
Director
512-475-9611
doug.duke@austin.utexas.edu
Doug Duke joined the Gift and Estate Planning team as associate director in 2012. Previously, he was assistant director for major gifts with both the College of Natural Sciences and the university's major gifts team. Before joining UT in 2006, Doug managed corporate and private banking relationships in Atlanta and Houston. He earned his bachelor's degree (Plan II) from UT and his MBA from Emory University.
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Andria Brannon

Andria Brannon
Director
512-232-8054
abrannon@austin.utexas.edu
Andria Brannon joined the Gift and Estate Planning team as a director in 2016 after serving for seven years as the Chief Development Officer for the UT Austin School of Nursing. Andria has a long history in fundraising and development, having previously worked in both grass-roots and national non-profits. She holds a BA in English Literature and an MS in Counseling from The University of North Texas and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University.
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Nina Kantesaria

Nina Kantesaria
Development Specialist
512-475-9632
nkant@austin.utexas.edu
Nina Kantesaria has been a part of the Gift and Estate Planning team since June 2016. Prior to joining UT Austin, she worked with Seton Healthcare, North American Power, and Saks Incorporated in various project management and coordinator roles. Nina graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Science in Marketing Analytics.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to The University of Texas at Austin a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to The University of Texas at Austin, a nonprofit corporation currently located at P.O. Box 7458 Austin, TX 78713 , or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to the university or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the university as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the university as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and the university where you agree to make a gift to the university and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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