Giving

Supporting University Liggett School

MAKE A PLANNED GIFT

University Liggett School provides a variety of opportunities for planned gifts. A planned gift can be made now or after your lifetime.
There are many planned giving options to consider:
• Bequest in your will or living trust
• A charitable gift annuity
• A charitable remainder trust
• A charitable lead trust
• Retirement plan assets
• Life insurance policies
• A remainder interest in your home

A misconception is that planned giving is only for the "wealthy." The truth is, people of modest means can make a difference through planned giving.

The Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle at University Liggett School represents a group of generous alumni, parents and friends who have made a gift in their estate plan establishing scholarships, providing special programs and building endowment. These gifts, large and small, have helped to shape superior academic experiences, nurtured outstanding teachers and enabled talented and motivated students to attend our School.

University Liggett School today has a foundation built on a history and tradition of excellence established by the faculty and students of The Liggett School, Detroit University School, Grosse Pointe Country Day School and Grosse Pointe University School.

Any gift made in an estate plan benefiting University Liggett School qualifies you to be a member of the Legacy Circle.
Your membership includes:
• Special recognition in school publications;
• Annual subscription to an exclusive online e-newsletter for Legacy Circle and Leadership Circle members;
• Invitations to special receptions and programs;
• An invitation to a reception held each Spring for Legacy Circle and Leadership Circle members.

LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS

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Elizabeth Black '77
Doris A. Brucker, CDS '47
William and Nena E. Dahling, CDS '50
Heather Diehl '87 and Mr. J.F. Bierlein
Mrs. Jane Ottaway Dow '51 CDS & Mr. Peter Dow
Mary Louise Drennen, LIG '39*
Mary Louise Dyer, GPUS '55
Carole and Gottfried Eberhardt
Thomas J. Giftos '85
James M. Jarosik, '77
Donna Marie Joity, GPUS '65
John F. Joity
Ernest S. Kratzet, DUS '43
Michael S. Litt and Sons
Kathryn R. McLaughlin '80*
Russell C. Poole '72
Bettye B. Reis, GPUS '69
Katherine Duff Rines, GPUS '67
Karin C, Ryding, LIG '60
Robert and Elizabeth Shammas
Margaret Van De Graaf Shannon, GPUS '63
William W. Shelden, GPUS '68
Steven K. Tait '71
Susan Stuckey Thoms, M.D. '66 LIG
Mary Warren '81

RECEIVED PLANNED GIFTS

Anderson Family Fund
Arthur R. Blyler
Florence Eddy Browning
Flora M. Burt
Elixabeth Winsor Cady
Elizabeth Campau
Ruth Clarke
Etta Jean Craig
Mary P. Crane
Susan C. Crosier
Frances Eddy Curtis
Stanley R. Day
Elinor Louise Devlin
Robert M. Drysdale, Jr.
Mabel Worcester Dudley
John H. Dudley
Laura Evans Ford Trust
Charlotte B. Failing
Aileen M. Fellowes
Elizabeth H. Ferguson Trust
Elise Morley Fink
Florence L. Graham
Marilyn F. Gushée
Elizabeth P. Hart
Alice Kales Hartwick
Louise Fisher Hartwick
Sally S. Hasse
Mabel H. Hawkins
Earl I. Heenan
Elizabeth A. Herdegen
Grace Whitney Hoff
Frances Danforth Huntington
Helen F. Isham
Virginia K. Jones
Marjorie Manson Joy
J. H. Kay
Katharine Margaret Kay
Phyllis Kettenhofen
Katherine Knox
Lillian May Kuhn
William D. Laurie
Evangeline Lewis
Ethel Watson Liggett
Robert S. Marx
Ann L. Mason
Uarda Ashmore McNaughton
Robert S. Merriam
M.V. Milligan
Serena Murphy Moran
Thelma Fox Murray
Helen E. Nurnberger
Katharine Ogden
Estate of Mary Gene Oppermann
Ann Park
Mary A. Preston
Loraine D. Reekie
Steven W. Robinson
Edna L. Root
Albert H. Schmidt Foundation
Marianne Schwartz
Howard H. Seward Trust
Walter E. Simmons
Charlotte Benedict Smith
Joseph G. Standart
Estate of Serena Stevens
Dorothy M. Stevenson
Emily Wickersham Stinchfield
Frederika R. Stolley
Gordon O. Sutton
Alexander C. Suczek, DUS '46
Estate of Donald M. and Margaret D. Thurber
Margaret Campbell Usher
Philip T. Van Zile II
Della Upledger Ware
Bessie D. Warner
Kathleen Warner
Margaret H. Watkins
Elizabeth Russell Wheat
Harold B. Wey
A. June William
George H. Zinn

LEGACY

For Jim Jarosik, Liggett's Future is Built on its Past
On a visit to Grosse Pointe earlier this year, Jim Jarosik '77 toured University Liggett School for the first time in many years. In some ways, Jarosik saw the school with fresh eyes, as he experienced a whole new Liggett, physically improved by many upgrades over the years. Yet the authentic feel of the school remained intact, strong enough to transport Jarosik right back to his own years as a student at Liggett.
"It brought back so many memories," Jarosik says, building a mental image of the cafeteria and the faculty room where teachers would eat lunch together. "When they opened the door, all the cigarette smoke would billow out," he laughs. "I remember that." It was, after all, the 1970s.

"There was a student gathering area, where we'd come in to the school in the morning and hang out. We'd sit there and laugh with the other kids and make jokes. That's still there," he says.

Also untouched by time is the auditorium where Jarosik played in the pit band for theater productions. "Maybe the colors were different, but it is virtually identical otherwise. It brought back memories for me because my extracurricular time was centered around that area."

His love for music is still strong, and in retirement from a career in finance and real estate, he spends time analyzing the songs of artists like Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, playing keyboards and guitar, even writing and producing some of his own original work for fun on occasion.

Music balanced his post-Liggett academic life at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, and stuck with him after he moved to the New York City area working first at Chemical Bank and then with The Related Companies and its founder, Michigan native Stephen M. Ross.

Specializing in retail, Jarosik worked early in his career providing financing to Midwest shopping center developers including Michigan-based developers A. Alfred Taubman and Jerry Schostak. Switching from finance to development in the late 1980’s, Jarosik became a pioneer in adaptive rehab, working to develop New York City spaces into urban-sized Kmarts, Targets and Home Depots. After a successful stint in consulting, he retired in 2009. Today, he dedicates time to his family and, while splitting time between homes near Philadelphia and Charleston, SC, he lends real estate and finance expertise to select nonprofits.

Liggett was instrumental in building the confidence and assuredness needed to work with individuals at the top of the business world, even from the age of 22 or 23, Jarosik says. "I went to school with Fords and Hudsons and Strohs, but also with kids from around metro Detroit,” he says. Then, as now, everyone benefitted from the blended diversity at Liggett, he says. "It's clear they are continuing to fulfill that mission."

Though he's long given back financially to Liggett, Jarosik supports providing opportunities to those with ability and need, as well as enriching the music and economics programs at the school.

Through planned giving, Jarosik is helping secure Liggett's future, a taste of which he experienced when he walked the halls of the Manoogian Arts Wing, impressive, he says, in its size and breadth of focus. He looked in on the library, and the Middle School, before moving on to the Lower School, where he spent fourth and fifth grades, attending class with fellow students who remain his close friends, even today.

But what impressed Jarosik most was the positive energy he soaked up during his tour, courtesy of Liggett's current student body. Perhaps he even saw a glimmer of himself in each of them, and recognized that enthusiasm so common among Liggett students.

"You can see it on their faces," Jarosik says. "They are making progress toward their individual purposes, and achieving purpose in life is pretty darn important."

The Development Team

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Kelly Hamilton

Head of School for External Relations

khamilton@uls.org

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Cressie Boggs

Director of Development

cboggs@uls.org

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Katie Durno

Director of Alumni Relations

kdurno@uls.org

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Lauren Blue

Special Events Manager

lblue@uls.org

Trisha Shapiro

Annual Giving Manager

tshapiro@uls.org

GENEVIEVE VALIOT

Advancement Services Manager

gvaliot@uls.org

The Development Team

Kelley-Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton

Head of School for External Relations

khamilton@uls.org

Cressie-Boggs-Photo

Cressie Boggs

Director of Development

cboggs@uls.org

Katie Durno_Headshot_2014

Katie Durno

Director of Alumni Relations

kdurno@uls.org

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Lauren Blue

Special Events Manager

lblue@uls.org

Trisha Shapiro

Annual Giving Manager

tshapiro@uls.org

GENEVIEVE VALIOT

Advancement Services Manager

gvaliot@uls.org

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YOUR GIFT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

To learn more about how your gift can make a difference contact Trisha Shapiro at 313.884.4444, Ext. 411

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