b'TIME, TALENT AND TITHING: THE POWER OF GIVING JamesBurgoon(59):Serving his country, the university and future studentsA humble man who spent a career and personal life in service, James Richard (Dick) Burgoon enrolled at Franklin University in 1948. Like many who attended Franklin at that time, Dick worked and attended classes until he entered the U.S. Army in 1951. Leaving the Army as a corporal in 1953, he worked for Kilmore in inventory control and resumed evening classes at Franklin. In 1956, he began working for a CPA firm and proudly graduated from Franklin in 1959, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration.In 1967, as Franklin University was preparing to dissolve its 65-year association with the YMCA, then-President Joseph Frasch approached Dick with the idea of working at Franklin to set up an accounting system for the James Burgoon, the Universitys firstUniversity. As the only Business Office employee, Dick created an accounting finance director, is impacting currentsystem and went on to serve as director and future Franklin students throughof finance for the University.his planned gift toward student scholarships.A dedicated believer in the power of an education and the access and flexibility provided through Franklin University, Dick named Franklin University in his estate, providing for a generous planned estate gift toward student scholarships. Today, these scholarships not only provide opportunities for students to achieve their educational and career goals, they also immortalize Dicks esteem for Franklin and his lifetime spent in service to others. 10 Clocktower | Time, Talent and Tithing: The Power of Giving'