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Jin Dih '68 and Wanyan Shih

Jin Dih '68 and Wanyan Shih

Jin-Dih Shih '68 came to Auburn from Taiwan to earn a master's degree in mathematics. Becoming a part of the Auburn Family was life-changing for him. He discovered Auburn instructors genuinely cared about their students, and wanted to help them succeed.


“Making a quality education affordable for someone else is simply returning the favor. ”


When he was a student, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics shaped his thought processes and the way he approached problem solving. The instruction he received affected every aspect of his life and showed him how to think logically. Professionally, as an actuary for an insurance company, his job was to collect information, decipher it, and then come to an analytical conclusion. He credits Auburn University for showing him this way of thinking, and wanted to provide the same opportunity for the next generation of students.

"Making a quality education affordable for someone else is simply returning the favor. Auburn gave me the opportunity to have a successful career, and that is why I choose to give, he said.


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Contact the Office of Gift Planning for additional information or to discuss further the different options for including Auburn in your estate plans.

It is always advisable to seek the advice of a financial or legal advisor. Please refer your advisor to our Advisors section for more information.

When including Auburn in your estate or charitable plans, please use our legal name and mailing address:
Auburn University Foundation
317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849
Federal Tax ID number: 63-6022422

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