Profiles in Giving:
RON '61 AND MAY '60 DUFF
GETTING A GOOD RETURN T he Duffs never let a good opportunity pass. When Ron's future wife May dropped her glove in the UC library, he gallantly retrieved it for her. When a job came up at "Big 8" accounting firm right after graduation, Ron took it. When offered a move to the company's Los Angeles office, he and May gladly left the cold weather behind.
And when the Duffs needed sound investment vehicles for their retirement, they found one in a Charitable Gift Annuity at UC. It enables them to support student learning at UC and earn a competitive dividend on their money at the same time. Ron also saw it as a good opportunity to give something back to their alma mater.
"If it hadn't been for UC," he says, "I would not have met May, would not have had our four children and six grandchildren, and would not have had the success I've enjoyed."
That's what the Duffs call a good return on investment.
"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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