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Gary Sugarman, P '11, '13

Gary Sugarman, P '11, '13

"RIT is a special place to our family. But, a great education is expensive and not everyone has the means to make a degree a reality. If we could provide scholarships so others could get the same RIT experience our children did, we would do so gratefully. So, I contacted my attorney and made a provision to establish a scholarship in each of the two RIT programs that gave our children this great start."

Two of Gary's children graduated from RIT-Sarah in the arts, Will in the sciences. While at RIT, Gary and his wife saw both become happier, more confident, and capable of finding their way into their careers. Supportive faculty helped their kids become more of who they are by providing guidance and encouragement throughout their time at RIT. RIT became a special place to the Sugarman family and providing scholarships so other deserving students could have that same great experience became a reality. Gary contacted his attorney and made a provision to establish a scholarship in each of the two RIT programs that gave his children this great start. To the Sugarman family, it is much more than a donation. It is their legacy.

Did you know that…

  • You can make a gift that actually increases your income and reduces your taxes.
  • You can make a gift that provides you a stream of income when you retire.
  • You can donate your house, take a deduction, and live in your home for the rest of your life.
  • You can name RIT the beneficiary of your IRA and avoid double-taxation.
  • You can make a gift that costs you nothing now by including RIT in your will.

Like Gary and his family, you too can create your legacy. For more information and to learn how you can create your legacy, please contact Hallett Burrall, Director of Planned Giving at 585.475.3106 or [email protected] . To have Hallett contact you directly, please complete and submit the form below.

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Gary Sugarman, P '11, '13