Planned Giving

Create A Legacy

List of 2 news stories.

  • 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.
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  • Doris Ann Shover Brucker

    A Legacy for Tomorrow

    Did you know that you can make a gift through your estate plan to benefit University Liggett School? CDS alumna Doris Ann Shover Brucker '47 honored her parents by including the school in her estate plan, which will provide future students with exciting, far reaching educational experiences which in turn will enrich and inspire future generations.
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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
* denotes deceased


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


If you have any questions, or are interested in becoming a member of the Legacy Circle at University Liggett School, please contact Cressie Boggs, at 313.884.4444, Ext. 413 or


By making a gift today, you help us with our day-to-day needs, but by planning a gift in your estate you secure our future. 

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.


University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444