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Reed and Julie Rosling

Reed and Julie Rosling

Julie Rosling is a science pioneer who is living beyond her diagnosis.

She is credited with starting the pharmacy at Fresno State's Student Health and Counseling Center in the early 1970s. Soon after, she earned a master's degree in biology.

At that time, Julie's brother, Bill, experienced symptoms of Huntington's disease — an incurable genetic disorder to the brain, causing physical and mental complications. She watched him struggle and eventually lost him to the disease.

For the past 10 years, Julie has also been experiencing symptoms of Huntington's. Her goal is to invest in a cure to prevent others from suffering.

That's why she is leaving a generous gift in her will to advance genetics research at Fresno State.

"I do what I can, I just hope it's enough so that someday Huntington's will not exist."

Faculty and students at Fresno State conduct cutting-edge research. In just one year, science and math faculty authored over 220 publications and made over 400 conference presentations.

Planned gifts like the one from Julie and her husband Reed ensure researchers can find the cure for a healthy future.

We Welcome Your Story!

Sharing the reasons why you chose to include Fresno State in your estate plan will help to show others the benefits of investing in the future of higher education in the Central Valley. Give us a call or send us your story along with your contact information (and photo, if desired) to:

Liz Garvin, CGPP
Director of Planned Giving
5244 North Jackson Ave. KC45
Fresno, CA 93740-8023