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Bill Stoffer

A Lifetime of Giving A longtime member of the Albion College board of trustees, Bill Stoffer (Albion) is proud to be one of the youngest nominated, and now the longest serving, trustees in the

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The Yates Legacy Society

Are you considering a planned gift to Sigma Nu? Contact Us!

Most people are familiar with the poem "The Bridge Builder." This timeless poem tells the story of a man who builds a bridge, not for himself, but for generations to come. Sigma Nu is fortunate to have had such a builder in William P. "Bud" Yates (Beta Rho/Pennsylvania), who made a bequest to Sigma Nu in 1945. Brother Yates left three-quarters of his estate to Sigma Nu, resulting in the formation of the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, Inc. To salute Brother Yates for his vision and generosity, the Yates Legacy Society was established in 2000.

The Yates Legacy Society includes those individuals who have designated the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation in their estate plans. This can be accomplished through bequests, life insurance, trusts, or any other documented planned gift arrangement. In a short period of time, the affinity shown for the Yates Legacy Society has been phenomenal. To date, over 100 Brothers and/or their spouses have realized the tremendous benefits of making a planned gift to the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation. With effective gift planning, you can:

  • Increase your current and future income (with ranges of 5%-12%, a portion of which may be tax-free)
  • Reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes for gifts of appreciated assets
  • Reduce current income taxes
  • Reduce estate taxes; and, o Create a legacy for your family and Sigma Nu.

If you want to have a tremendous impact on the well being of Sigma Nu, while helping to provide for the development of ethical leaders, then, you should join the Yates Legacy Society.

The Foundation staff can help you determine the gift plan that will best fit your particular financial needs and your philanthropic intentions. Whichever gift option you choose, you can be certain your support will be gratefully received and will make a tangible and indelible difference in the lives of future Sigma Nu generations.

The Yates Legacy Society Members

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Margaret C. Davis
Mary Gorman
Amanda Koerth
William B. Oakley
Durelle C. Lane
William K. Stoffer
Daniel Rodriguez
Robert N. (Bob) Maddox
Evelyn C. (Mrs. John F.) Steen
Robert A. Gingras
Charles H. Weyhenmeyer, Jr.
Howard H. and Margaret A. Braverman
W. Selden Steiger
John D. Davies
Walter T. Smith
James H. Reiman
James A. Owens
Gerald J. J. Starika
William S. Smith
James D. McCracken
Michael D. Long
Robert L. Marchman, III
James D. and Teresa M. Wright
Don K. Martin
James C. Cherry
E. G. White
Herman B. Wells
Craig H. Haesemeyer
David C. Underwood
Richard W. and Ann T. Dodderidge
Scott L. Dingle
Austin S. and Tina O. Landry
Lomax Napper
Maurice E. Littlefield
Richard W. Averill
Robert A. Webster, Jr.
James E. Miles
Michael D. Osterhout
Charles L. Short
Edward M. Roberts
Joseph A. Weber, Jr.
Samuel E. Williams
J. Paul Scheetz
Joseph M. Gilman
Randall L. Ward
William W. Palmer
Gavin R. Larrimer
Raymond W. Klink
Charles Mavity
Douglas A. Benson
Wayne H. Gillis
Arthur B. Chitty, Jr.
Bruce A. Roullard
Thomas R. Panko
Fred R. Wittnebert
Don C. Fancher
Lee A. and Reba Goins Absher
Irvin K. and Frances G. Garrett
Gerald R. Sherratt
Arthur B. Rupert
E. Thomas Eggert, II
Oliver G. Ludwig
Richard M. Marcks
David W. Stockmeier
Joseph G. Cutler
Brent C. Sobol
Willis W. Stevenson
George E. Holy
Christopher W. Graham