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With Jerry Flanagan '71, It's All Saint Michael's All the Time
Jerry Flanagan has close family ties to St. Michael's. The retired admissions and enrollment director is an alumnus, and his wife and four of his children are alumni. He gives back by encouraging others to consider giving to the College. More

Young Saint Michael's Alum Plans Ahead to Give Back
Saint Michael's College alumna, Christine McAuliffe '06, is a very forward-thinking woman! Because her time here at the College was so meaningful, she wanted to give something back. She says, "I don't necessarily have a lot of money to give right now, so I wondered how I could support Saint Michael's in a bigger, more significant way down the road." More

It's Never Too Early to Provide for Saint Michael's...Just Ask John Hahn '75
John '75 and Lisa Hahn want to ensure St. Michael's future by planting a seed through an endowment in honor of their wedding anniversary. They hope their gift inspires other alum to give back where they are able More

Jerry McKenna '69 Makes a Major Gift, Then Keeps on Giving
Gerald McKenna '69 says he and his wife, Pat, decided to fund a scholarship for needy Saint Michael’s students "because I was a needy student," Jerry says. More

This Saint Mike's Vermonter is a True Gem
Angie Aja Armour '99 M'09 is grateful to those who took a chance and gave her a meaningful experience at Saint Michael's. Angie and her husband are paying back the kindness by including St. Mike's in their estate plans. How? More

For Frank Russo '68, It's All About Connections
Frank Russo's job of managing some of the world's largest public-assembly facilities—high-profile civic and collegiate arenas—amounts to "putting a puzzle together, knowing how it should all fit and making sense of it." More

In Life, One Gift Always Leads to Another
Linda Mitrowski '78 has been giving of her time and talent to Saint Michael’s College since she attended the College. Now, she plans on helping future generations of Saint Mike's students through a bequest in her will. More

Giving Back to St. Michael's a 'Win-Win'
"I give back to Saint Michael's because it helped mold me both as a businessman and as an individual," Will Infantine '86 says. Will was a noble Knight twice over in the early 1990s when he made a gift to Saint Michael's College. More

Giving Back, Because It's the Right Thing to Do
Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle wants to help others have a good life. She chooses to give back to St. Michael's College because of the support she received—and because she knows it's the right thing to do. More

Education for Life Leads to Lifelong Support for Saint Michael's
Saint Michael's College is where Bob Limoges '69 "learned how to learn," developed a strong charitable-minded belief system and made some of his life's best friendships. Now that he has the means, it just seems right to give back, he says. Learn how he did it. More

Special Gifts Honor Military and Provide Needed Support
During his 45th reunion in 2001, Paul Palmer rallied his classmates to establish fund that would honor the Edmundite vision of welcoming veterans to campus and would also memorialize their classmate, Colonel Donald Cook '56, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Learn how their efforts paid off. More

Alumni Work Together to Make Their 50th Reunion Special
In the course of planning "something special" for the Class of 1959's Reunion in June 2009, a close group of Saint Michael's classmates decided to investigate planned giving options through the Office of Institutional Advancement. More

Giving Back to St. Michael's a 'Win-Win'
"I give back to Saint Michael's because it helped mold me both as a businessman and as an individual," Will Infantine '86 says. Will was a noble Knight twice over in the early 1990s when he made a gift to Saint Michael's College. More

Where Your Heart Is, There Your Treasure Will Be Also
Planning for the final distribution of our estate has been a very freeing and rewarding choice for my wife, Carolin, and me. Because of life changes, we are in the middle of yet another review and modification of our plan. One element that will remain unchanged for us is that we will continue to tithe and one benefactor will be Saint Michael's. More

A Lasting Legacy by Father and Sons
Dave Carillo passed away in 2007. Thanks to his foresight, the thoughtfulness of his sons and the generosity of his classmates, Dave continues to change lives at Saint Michael's College. The David Carillo Scholarship, established with a gift from Dave's estate, now exceeds $111,000 and is currently being awarded to a student in the Class of 2014. More

Leading by Example: A Matter of Policy
Rit DiVenere '67, who worked 38 years in the Saint Michael's College development office before retiring last year, recently practiced what he long preached by making an insurance gift to support scholarship and honor a friend. A few points about Rit's gift might resonate with you. More

Gift From Athletics Chief Advances Her Values
Learn how you can make a significant difference at Saint Michael's College with a gift that won't affect your income today. More

Saint Michael's Value Grows in Hindes' Sight
Churchill Hindes '69 never thought that he'd one day be able to honor Saint Michael's the way he could through his estate plans. More

Gift Flows Naturally From 60–Year Giving Habit
"It is up to us, who have benefitted from our Saint Michael's education, to remember those who are now struggling to complete their studies," says alum John Carbonneau. More

Alumnus Honors a Determined and Gifted Classmate
As Mike O'Brien '71 remembers it, alphabetical order in classes, housing or campus activities frequently placed him in a good position to observe and admire his determined and gifted classmate, Jim O'Connor '71. More

Chuck Gilson '56 Is Committed to History Repeating Itself
No one is immortal. Few would dispute that with Chuck Gilson, who came to this realization and recently decided to donate $250,000 from his estate to Saint Michael's College. More

Politi Fund Helping Saint Michael's Students Discover the World and Themselves
Learn how a man who lived for 95 years, spoke seven languages and lived across the world is still influencing Saint Michael's students' lives today. More

He Never Stopped Giving…and Never Will
From living out of a basement to discussing literature with prisoners, John Stewart's life was about one thing: knowing he could help others. More

The Gift of Song
What would life be without music? The Robinsons don't want to imagine such a world. It's why they feel St. Michael's Glee Club plays such an important part in students' development. More

50th Reunion Inspires Donation
Gratitude for the lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences born at Saint Michael's, inspires Pete Greene '60 to make a long-term commitment to the college through his will.


Easy IRA Gift From Athletics Chief Advances Her Values

When Geri Knortz was looking for a way to support Saint Michael's, an organization she says teaches the values she holds dear, her advisor suggested that she consider using retirement plan assets to make a tax-wise gift.


Leading by Example
A devoted member of the Saint Michael's community, David Landers is admired for his ability to shepherd others through difficult times. Now he's chosen to blaze a trail of generosity as an inspiration for others to follow. More

50th Reunion Inspires Donation
Gratitude for the lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences born at Saint Michael's, inspires Pete Greene '60 to make a long-term commitment to the college through his will. More

Alum Uses Life Insurance to Support St. Mike's
A little goes a long way when you use life insurance to fund a donation to Saint Michael's College. Learn why one graduate chose this method of giving. More

Use a Will Provision to Share Special Gifts With New Generations
By Mark Tarnacki, staff writer

Reading his teen daughter's recent application essay to Saint Michael's College, John Hahn '75 was struck by how powerfully an older generation's solidarity and enthusiasm can influence a later generation. More

Golden Knight Gang's Camaraderie Inspires Giving
By Mark Tarnacki, Staff Writer

Francis Maloney '53 meets monthly with other Golden Knights—those that graduated 50 or more years ago from Saint Michael's—to eat and rehash old times. It is also at these meetings that they learn from each other about different ways to support the school. In fact, that is how Fran learned about a gift that is a true win-win. More

Daughter's Gift Honors Amrhein Legacy
By Mark Tarnacki, Staff Writer

It is without a doubt that Joe Amrhein had a strong connection to Saint Michael's College. That is why it was an easy decision for his daughter to continue his legacy by supporting the college through a gift in her will. More

For the Heslers, Good Planning Opens a Way to Support Causes
Bob Hesler '61, a successful retired banker, broker and Air Force officer, decided that an IRA gift to Saint Michael's College through his estate would make good financial sense for him and his wife, Louise. More

Alumni Work Together to Make Their 50th Reunion Special
In the course of planning something special with a close group of Saint Michael's classmates for the Class of 1959's 50th reunion in June 2009, Al Brault and Jack Dillon each decided to investigate attractive planned gift options through the College's Institutional Advancement office. More

Estate Gift Bolsters John Michael Orgera Scholarship
In 1979, soon after their son John Michael died in a tragic accident while home on a holiday break as a freshman at Saint Michael's, Dr. Walter and Janet Orgera chose to establish a Memorial Scholarship Fund in his name to help future students afford a Saint Michael's education. More

Politi Gift Helps International Programs at Saint Michael's College
With a strong attachment to the Society of Saint Edmund, as well as his respect for the programs at Saint Michael's College and Norwich University, A. Francis Politi remembered both Vermont institutions of higher education with individual $1 million gifts this past fall from his estate. More

In Saint Michael's Corner -- a Champion
Time and again through Everest Smith's life, people called his dreams impossible, but the determined former Golden Gloves boxing champion always found a way to answer the bell and make admirers of doubters. More

Tony Pomerleau pledges $1 million challenge gift to Saint Michael's
Antonio B. Pomerleau, well known for his annual Christmas dinner for disadvantaged area children and for his 17 years as Burlington Police Commissioner, has pledged a $1 million challenge gift from the Tony B. and Rita M. Pomerleau Foundation to Saint Michael'­s College. More

George Fortune '40
In the decades since he sold candy and soda on Lake Champlain steamboats as a teen, George Fortune '40 has continued to be a conscientious steward—whether as the father of 11 children, as a professional accountant, or as a longtime Saint Michael's College business professor, adviser and supporter. More

The Right Chemistry
When the chemistry is right, you make a commitment. Daniel and Kathleen Berry acted on that simple wisdom 55 years ago as high school sweethearts who married after Dan's Naval Air Corps service in World War II. The formula rang true again recently as they looked back on Dan's distinguished career as a chemist and executive in the rubber industry and wondered how they might honor the Saint Michael's education that Dan credits for his professional success. More

For E. Keith Maloney '66, Saint Michael's Planted a Seed
In the four decades since E. Keith Maloney '66 was a national champion ROTC drill team leader while studying literature at Saint Michael's College, he has analyzed top-secret intelligence all over the world as an Air Force officer and advanced in retail to become a high-level executive with Lord & Taylor. More

Alumnus of the Year Peter Hooper: In for the Long Term
His recent $1 million life insurance gift to Saint Michael's College continued a pattern that Peter Hooper '71 established early in life. More

A Salute From the Heart
Edward Archer ’56 and his wife, Mary Madeline Archer, said their recent decision to establish the Michael D. Archer Military Heritage Scholarship Fund with a $50,000 two-installment gift annuity flowed naturally from a powerful convergence of life-shaping experiences and memories. More

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