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Giving Back Is Easy: Just Ask Michael Anglin '70CBA, '79MBA
Michael Anglin '70CBA, '79MBA has always been grateful for his success, and now he's chosen to show his appreciation in very special ways.
After earning his B.S. in Accounting from St. John's College of Business Administration, Michael spent two years with Arthur Young & Co., a Big 8 CPA firm, before moving to the client side. This included a variety of management positions, including Controller at the Eileen Ford Modeling Agency and Assistant Corporate Controller at J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency.
After a few years, he decided to enter the field of Consumer Marketing, and returned to St. John's for his M.B.A. in Marketing to help move his profession in the new direction.
"God was very good to me,"he says, "and after a successful career in Consumer Goods/Brand Management I was able to retire at 55 years of age. And then with some lucky breaks I was offered an opportunity to teach at St. John's, something I had always wanted to do."
When it came time for him to establish his estate plan, Michael knew that he wanted to show his appreciation to the University that has always meant so much to him. He became a member of The McCallen Society, established a scholarship in his parents' name and also created a Charitable Gift Annuity to ensure that St. John's would continue to flourish in the future.
Michael hopes that other alumni will follow his lead when planning their own financial futures.
"Somewhere in the past 25 years, I realized that you don't become successful entirely on your own, but you do it with structure and help from other people,"Michael says. "In my case, my parents and my University were those other people, and I wanted to show my appreciation to them. As you go down the road and plan for your estate, it becomes easier to realize what St. John's has done for so many of us and to want to direct some of our assets to see that the University's mission continues after we're gone. I'd recommend that to anyone whose financial situation can make that possible."
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If you're interested in leaving a gift of your own, contact Susan M. Damiani '87CBA at 718-990-7562 or email@example.com to learn more.
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