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Names to know...

Three great ways to join The Circle of 1848

Names to know...

To enhance the fund-raising efforts of the College, Tilghman Moyer, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations has announced several staff changes alumni should know.

Jenifer Martin '98, Director of The Muhlenberg Fund, is responsible for securing $1.65 million in unrestricted and financial aid dollars for the 2001 fund year. In addition, she runs the following programs: The Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Society, Parents' Council, Young Alumni Program and Reunion Class Gifts. She oversees all direct mail solicitations while maintaining the alumni outreach program.

Lisa Titus has been appointed Director of Planned Giving. A 1982 graduate of Lehigh University, she brings more than 18 years of higher education fund-raising experience to Muhlenberg. She will play an important role in the College's upcoming fund-raising campaign.

Kim Yost, Director of Major Gifts, is responsible for securing capital and endowment support. A graduate of Philadelphia University and the University of Paris, she moved from Boston to the Lehigh Valley to join the Muhlenberg team. Previously, she was the major gifts officer for Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn.

Three great ways to join The Circle of 1848

It's really quite easy to join your classmates and friends in The Circle of 1848, Muhlenberg's planned gift society.

One very practical and powerful way of remembering Muhlenberg is to place the College in your will. If every alumnus, alumna and friend would make a bequest to Muhlenberg in his or her will, Muhlenberg could truly thrive in the 21st century. A growing number of alumni are doing just that. Call us for bequest gift ideas and sample language!

Muhlenberg Charitable Gift Annuities make it possible to transfer cash or marketable securities to Muhlenberg in exchange for guaranteed lifetime fixed payment to you and/or someone else you designate. Our alumni and friends established more than $750,000 in gift annuities with Muhlenberg during this past year.

The Muhlenberg Pooled Income Fund offers another important way for you to receive a charitable income tax deduction, estate tax savings and income for life while providing a future gift to Muhlenberg. The fund return has been averaging more than 6.5 percent this year.

Any planned gifts you establish prior to your class Reunion in May 2001 will count toward your reunion Class Gift total. Named endowed scholarships, for example, may be established for as little as $25,000. What a wonderful way to celebrate the learning you received at 'Berg! Your planned gifts also can be used to strengthen long-term funding of The Muhlenberg Fund, current capital projects, important instructional programs and general endowment.

Please join us today and help "Grow the Circle."

It's simple to get started. Just call Lisa Titus, Director of Planned Giving, at 484-664-3226, or e-mail her at titus@muhlenberg.edu. You may also visit the planned giving pages of the Muhlenberg web site, www.muhlenberg.edu, for specific annuity rates and gift ideas. You can even calculate your own charitable deductions with a few clicks of your mouse.

Every gift counts, and your support is needed now more than ever. Thank you for remembering Muhlenberg.


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