The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees voted retiring President John Dunn a pay raise for his final year. And that raise trigger a reciprocal gift from Dunn and his wife Linda.

Dunn has been donating back with each raise since he became President in 2007. That totals up to over $65,000. The Dunns have designated the funds for scholarships and four funds they've selected for fundraising efforts this spring--the Student Emergency Fund, Seita Scholars program, WMU Marching Band and the University Art Collection.

"Linda and I are very appreciative of the support that we have received throughout life, particularly when we were young and resources were limited," says Dunn. "Helping students achieve their dreams is very rewarding and we are pleased to be in a position to do so."

Dr. Dunn begins in retirement farewell tour in a few weeks.