Profiles in Giving:
FRED DEGEN '70
HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT W hen Fred Degen '70 was studying history at UC in the 1960s, some classes were still being held on Oneida Square. Now he can't help but marvel at how dramatically the Burrstone Road campus has grown. "Back then, the library was in a basement," the veteran attorney recalls. But he also recalls vibrant and highly qualified faculty like Professors Mills, Rosen, Edgar, and others. "I can't say enough good things about them," he says.
Fred believes everyone should have access to as much education as they need, and he wants to see more talented young people nurtured academically at UC. "UC provided the building blocks for my career," he says, "so it's a natural choice for my giving."
For him, the verdict on planned giving is clear: a gift to UC is an investment in higher achievement.
"Probably the safest investment one can make is in education. It's a resource that's not going to diminish. You're investing in the future."
- Lawrence Aaronson, Ph.D. Harold T. Clark Jr. Professor of Microbiology
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