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Vermont Law School's programs depend upon your lasting goodwill. To that end, there are myriad options from which you can choose—from naming us as a beneficiary in your will to a more complex trust arrangement. Please visit our Planned Giving page to find out more about how you can make a gift that will benefit yourself and VLS. Learn more about the Douglas Meredith Society, below, and how it provides resources that create extraordinary opportunities and preserve our future.

Douglas Meredith Legacy Society

Douglas Meredith (1905-93) was a businessman, professor, civic leader, and VLS board member. His leadership and philanthropic vision, including a generous bequest to Vermont Law School, helped make VLS the strong institution it is today. The Douglas Meredith Legacy Society was founded to acknowledge other individuals who have made a planned gift or included Vermont Law School in their estate plans.

Vermont Law School welcomes you to the Douglas Meredith Legacy Society if you have:

  • Included VLS in their estate plan through a will or living trust;
  • Created a charitable remainder trust, which names VLS as the remainder beneficiary;
  • Named VLS as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

Please call or email Mary Welz, Vice President, Offices for Alumni Relations and Development, at mwelz@vermontlaw.edu or 802.831.1079 if you have made future plans for Vermont Law School. The specifics of your arrangements for the school will remain confidential.

With special gratitude we honor the members of the Douglas Meredith Legacy Society:

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Caryn J. Clayman ’83*
Ed** and Nancy Colodny
Colleen H. Connor ’85* and Brian Kelahan
Thomas M. and Ann T. Debevoise**
Mr. Perez C. Ehrich**
Terry M. Ehrich** 
Robert A. Fasanella ’86
Lillian and Ben Gingold
The Estate of Maria Hale
Mickey Haggerty ’77
Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs
Randy A. Hertz**
James and Sally Hill
The Honorable Philip H. Hoff** and Joan Hoff
Barbara C. Huppé ’88
R. Scott Johnston ’82 and Marsha G. Ajhar ’81
Gerard E. Jones** and Emily G. Jones
Roger and Frances Kennedy
Michael Kessler ’80 and Christine Kessler
Alex Manning ’06
J. Michael McGarry III, Esq.
L. Douglas Meredith
Marc*^ and Chris Mihaly
Francis E. Morrissey ’88
Daniel G. Murphy ’81
Andrew H. Neisner ’84
Katherine E. Nunes
The Honorable James L. Oakes and Mara Williams Oakes
Margaret L. Olnek ’92
J. Brian Potts ’81
Elizabeth Ross
Charles E. Shafer ’77** and Judith W. Shafer
Robert M. Shafer ’79**
The Estate of Janice C. Shields
Dean Jeff Shields** and Genie Bird Shields
Denton Shriver
Gus and Cameron Speth
Kemp ’87 and Edith Stickney
William E. Taylor ’83
David Thelander ’87**
Harry F. Waggoner ’00
The Estate of Patricia H. Weisberg
Professor Burns Weston
Hilton A. Wick
Norman and Jeanne Williams
Robert C.F. Willson ’86
Mary G. Wilson** 
Dr. Fran Yates**
Jean and Jeffrey Young

*= TRUSTEE DURING FY 2017 **= TRUSTEE EMERITUS/FORMER TRUSTEE = DECEASED ^= FACULTY/STAFF

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