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UC Hastings Legacy Society Celebrates at "A View From Above" Reception

Photos and more from the Legacy Society's "A View From Above" reception, hosted by Trustee Betsy England '78.

On a cloudless April afternoon, in a Nob Hill residence with sweeping views of the Golden Gate and the Bay, the UC Hastings Legacy Society celebrated its Bay Area members who have named the school as a beneficiary in their wills, trusts, and retirement funds.

The reception was graciously hosted by alumna and Foundation Trustee Betsy England '78 and her husband Robert MacIntosh. 

Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu thanked the guests for their support of UC Hastings, noting that planned gifts are fundamental to the long term financial stability of the school. UC Hastings is ramping up its planned giving program and has an extensive set of resources on planned giving alternatives online here: Legacy = Commitment + Vision.

You can join the Legacy Society by making your own planned gift, which can be as simple as listing UC Hastings as a beneficiary in your 401k. We hope to see you in future receptions honoring Legacy Society members!

A very special thank you to Betsy and Robert for hosting, and to Rob Sall '78, Dennis Ghan '77 and Scott Morris '76 for co-sponsoring this wonderful event! To support UC Hastings students today, Invest in Opportunity.

We hope to see everyone at the UC Hastings Honors Gala, celebrating Justice Marvin R. Baxter '66, Xochitl Carrion '07, and Professor Richard Marcus. The Honors Gala will be held on Friday, September 25th, 2015, 5:00-10:00pm at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and kicks-off UC Hastings’ Reunion Weekend, September 25-26

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William and Ethnea Auslen '52

UC Hastings is deeply grateful for the generosity of William Auslen '52 and his wife Ethnea who named the school as a beneficiary of their estate. Planned gifts such as theirs make a significant difference in our ability to provide financial help to qualified students.

William, who passed away in 2010, had a distinguished career as an educator, prosecutor and judge. A San Francisco native, he was a graduate of local San Francisco colleges and UC Hastings.

"William valued education very much, and believed firmly in giving back to those institutions that helped him advance in his career," said his cousin, Gregg Auslen. "His experience at UC Hastings meant a great deal to him."

A portion of the initial disbursement of $340,000 from the estate will be used to fund a scholarship in the Auslens' names. The remainder will be directed toward areas of greatest need.

Remembering UC Hastings through your estate, living trust or other planned giving vehicle is one of the most worthwhile and generous decisions you can make. If you would like more information on planning an estate gift, please contact Robin Drysdale, Director of Major Gifts & Gift Planning at drysdale@uchastings.edu or 415.565.4852.





John Koeppel '76

With its long history of helping qualified students afford a first-rate legal education, UC Hastings remains more committed than ever to that goal during these challenging economic times.

The decline in state funding means the law school must support 90 percent of its needs with its own resources, which has propelled UC Hastings to pursue new and creative ways of fundraising.

Earlier this year, the UC Hastings Foundation created the Planned Giving Committee to focus on encouraging members of the UC Hastings community to include the law school in their estate planning. Chaired by UC Hastings Trustee John Koeppel '76 (pictured above), the committee will educate and advise potential donors on various ways of supporting the law school through long-range means.

Among the options are bequests, charitable annuities, real estate and real property, remainder trusts, and naming UC Hastings as a beneficiary in retirement plans and life insurance policies. The committee is also looking into ways to increase cy pres gifts.

"Our goal is to provide UC Hastings with a steady source of funding that can be budgeted and planned on," says Koeppel, a partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley. "We don't want students to graduate burdened with unmanageable debt or have to abandon their dreams of public service careers because they are encumbered by loans. We need to maximize the school's resources through long-term strategies."

"In my era, California valued education so highly that they made it possible for everyone to go. I said that at some point in the future, I was going to give back." - John Koeppel '76

Remembering UC Hastings through your estate, living trust or other planned giving vehicle is one of the most worthwhile and generous decisions you can make. If you would like more information on planning an estate gift, please contact Robin Drysdale, Director of Major Gifts & Gift Planning at drysdale@uchastings.edu or 415.565.4852.


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