Cumile P. and Harold M. Jacklin, Jr. - Chapman Legacy Society
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Gifts Established:

  • Nannie McCall Pope and Florence Hayes Jacklin Endowment Fund | Est. 2016
brick engraved with name Cumile P. and Harold M. Jacklin, Jr.

Cumile P. and Harold M. Jacklin, Jr.

The late Harold M. “Tony” Jacklin, Jr. and his wife, the late Cumile P. Jacklin, were loyal friends and supporters of The University of Tulsa, whose inspired philanthropy fostered academic and athletic excellence at The University of Tulsa for many years.

Tony Jacklin graduated from Purdue University with an engineering degree in 1941, and he launched a successful career working for the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Ships designing engines and amphibious vehicles; he then worked as a top business executive in the marine and automotive industries; and later in his career, he served in the U.S. Department of Transportation as Deputy Director of the Motor Vehicle Safety Performance Service.

Tony and Cumile were generous friends of TU, supporting the Annual Fund, the Golden Hurricane Club and other athletics initiatives for many years. TU acknowledged the extraordinary and inspired friendship of Tony and Cumile Jacklin by recognizing them as members of the esteemed Circle Society, signifying their philanthropic leadership in advancing the University.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacklin created the Harold M. Jacklin, Jr. and Cumile P. Jacklin Charitable Remainder Unitrust in 1978, and named The University of Tulsa as a beneficiary of that Trust in an effort to extend their support for TU. Tony and Cumile Jacklin were married 44 years until she passed away in 1992, and Mr. Jacklin passed away in April of 2016.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacklin wished to establish an endowment with their planned gift, which is formally known as The Nannie McCall Pope and Florence Hayes Jacklin Endowment Fund, in honor of their mothers. The annual earnings of this endowment support activities and programs in the Collins College of Business related to studies fostering the private and free enterprise system envisioned by the Constitution of the United States of America.