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The 'Glass house'

The 'Glass house'

Marianne Glass ’66 Fitzgibbon and her husband, Jim Fitzgibbon, know the value of family—and they've always considered Doane College a part of it.

It’s exactly why they’ve given Doane a house.


Marianne’s mother, Faye Campbell Glass ’43, owned the house. When she died in March 2014, Marianne (pictured, holding a photograph of her mother) and Jim took her wishes to heart—and then took them to the next level.

“Her will clearly instructed me that I could not sell her personal possessions. She wanted me to give them away,” Marianne said. “I felt that included the house and I felt Doane College would benefit greatly from this last gift.”

Over the summer of 2014, Director of Planned Giving Dan Meyer worked with the Fitzgibbons, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, on the gift of the “Glass house” as they signed over the deed over the house.

Doane honored Faye Glass for her commitment to the college and the Crete community with the Doane Builder Award, the most prestigious of the college's Alumni Awards, in 1968.

A full story on the Glass family, their Doane connections and the story of the house itself will come in the spring edition of Doane Magazine. Stay tuned!

For more information about the sale of the house, contact Meyer in the Advancement Office at 402.826.8258.