Growing up in the Lehigh Valley, Emery Rosenbluth received a scholarship to attend Lehigh and always knew that he and his wife Judie would provide the same opportunity for others. They felt that it was important for other students to receive an excellent education at his alma mater.
"I was able to enjoy the Lehigh life because a family established a scholarship for a young Allentown man to go to Lehigh to study business administration. That gift greatly impacted my life," he said. "It allowed me to live on campus, participate in all activities, and grow from those experiences."
The Rosenbluths established the Judie and Emery H. Rosenbluth Jr. '63 Endowed Scholarship Fund to help students in central Florida study business administration at Lehigh. In creating their fund, they opted for a combination of annuities—which allows the life income to assist in retirement planning—and outright gifts so students can receive benefits immediately.
"If we had limited our gifting to annuities, we would not have received the pleasure in our lifetime of assisting central Florida students in obtaining their education. That is something that I want to know while I am living."
In addition to their scholarship support, Emery and Judie are actively involved at Lehigh attending on- and off-campus events, including Lehigh Summit and Alumni Weekend. As a 50th Reunion Fund committee member, Emery helped organize a large turn-out of his Tau Delta Phi pledge class and also helped to plan another get-together at the 150th Lehigh-Lafayette game at Yankee Stadium in 2014.
"I have a great deal of pride in the university and, in particular, in recognizing how much it has grown over the years," he said. "Honestly, I wouldn't mind going back to being a student again."