Well, it’s a bit rough for someone to delay their retirement in order to make a future for someone else. All for a good cause. This attorney decided to invest in the future (you know some REAL hope).
…Marty Burbank, will be paying for their kindergartners to go to college.
Burbank is pledging to fund each student’s tuition for two years at community college and two years at a California state school — or the equivalent if they want to attend elsewhere. All they have to do is draw a picture or write an essay each year about what going to college will mean for them and their families.
“I’m a strong believer in visualizing your goals, and this way they’ll be thinking about this each year for the next 12 years,” he said.
Both Burbank, an attorney and Navy veteran, and his wife Seon, a professor at Vanguard University, were the first in their families to go to college.
He estimates the tuition will cost about $1 million by 2032 and has set up a private foundation where he’ll contribute some funds each year until there’s enough.
That’s some gift!