Michael Schwartz M.H.A.’71, J.D.’82, P’94

Michael Schwartz M.H.A.’71, J.D.’82, P’94 attributes many of his blessings in life to Duke. Before attending Duke, Michael was an army infantry officer. He received his masters and law degree from Duke, then worked at Duke Medical Center for 12 years. He and his wife, Phyllis, established two charitable gift annuities in appreciation for Duke and his invaluable law degree.

Michael hopes that his gift to Duke Law will enable students with military backgrounds to receive the same quality education that he received.

“Duke Law gave me an excellent legal education, enhanced my critical thinking skills, and set a standard of professional excellence that I’ve tried to maintain my entire career.”

Charitable gift annuities provide future support for Duke, while also providing a source of income for you and/or your loved ones and an income tax deduction. You may establish a gift annuity with as little as $10,000. If you fund a gift annuity using appreciated stock, you can avoid paying tax on a portion of the appreciation. To learn more about supporting Duke through a charitable gift annuity, please visit our website or contact a member of our team.

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