John Nannes, ’73, has found a way to “double down” on Michigan.
Nannes, who is chair of the Law School’s Development and Alumni Relations Committee, previously made a significant gift to the School as part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign. Now, he has matched that gift by making a deferred gift of a similar amount.
“Cash gifts and short-term pledges are critical to the success of the Campaign and the Law School’s ability to meet the needs of today’s students,” says Nannes. “That has to continue to be the priority. But we also need to provide for the future of the School and the needs of tomorrow’s students. It just seemed to me that combining a cash gift with a deferred gift made a lot of sense.”
Careful and thoughtful gift planning through an estate plan or other forms of deferred giving will help support the work of Michigan Law for future generations. Planned giving allows alumni to increase the impact of their philanthropy and create a lasting legacy.
“It feels good to make a bequest that will leave a lasting mark on the Law School, and it can be pretty easy to do so,” says Stefan Tucker, ’63, whose practice has included tax and estate planning. “For many, the most tax-efficient way is through their retirement plans.” Because of the variety of available deferred giving options, Tucker encourages alumni at every stage of their careers to think about supporting the Law School in this way. “No matter your current level of giving to Michigan Law, a deferred gift is something to consider,” says Nannes. “As alumni think about the ways the Law School has impacted their lives, both personally and professionally, it is my hope that they will want to give back.”
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Erica A. Munzel, ’83
Director, Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving