Gift to the Chemical, Paper, and Bioengineering Department

Brian and Macria Wolff Thompson.

Brian and Marcia Wolff Thompson graduated from Miami University over 40 years ago, but their love for the school still affects students today. 

The Thompsons recently donated a charitable gift annuity that will create endowed funds at Miami. The Brian and Marcia Thompson Scholarship will support students within Miami’s Department of Chemical, Paper and Bioengineering.

The opportunity for a scholarship in the pulp and paper technology program—a debt he always wanted to repay—first attracted Brian to Miami. Marcia transferred to Miami as a junior. 

After graduation, Brian earned his master’s from the Institute of Paper Chemistry and went on to work as an engineer with Owen Illinois Forest Products Division. In 1987, after the division sold to another company, Brian took a job with The Quikrete Companies in Columbia, S.C., where he worked until his retirement in 2003. 

“When we graduated, we both took with us a genuine love of our Miami Experience and the value of our education,” Marcia said. “We received such a good basis of education at Miami, and it was so important after we left.”

Learn more about charitable gift annuities and other charitable giving strategies by visiting Miami’s Office of Gift Planning.