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Meet Our Donors

We thank all our planned–gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.


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Norman George "Bud" Aehle
1923– 2011

Born in Chicago, Norman George "Bud" Aehle was the only child of Barbara Elizabeth and George Edward Aehle. Bud became an Air Corps and Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korea war. He graduated in architecture from University of Washington 1951. He then had a very successful 30–year career in Seattle, designing renowned educational facilities throughout the state, and restoring older, under–used buildings.

Bud was an active member of the American Institute of Architects, and Construction Specifications Institute, the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, the National Council of Architectural Boards and Nevada Post 76 of the American Legion. After he retired, Bud remained active and traveled around the world and throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. He succeeded in visiting all but seven of the 358 sites listed in the National Park Service Register.

Bud was also a prostate cancer survivor. Bud was lucky in that his disease was caught early and with treatment he was able to beat the disease. Bud believed that research was the key to finding even better treatments to improve patients’ lives. He decided to leave a legacy of helping others by supporting urologic research with a charitable bequest to the Urology Care Foundation. Bud’s generous gift allows the Foundation to continue supporting urology researchers as they find new and innovative treatments for urologic conditions like prostate cancer.

Quote from son, Stephen A. Aehle:
“My father was hoping that the research would continue and benefit others. He was so happy with the results he had and he wanted to help others through his contribution.”

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