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Leave Your Legacy

Planned gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities and preserve our future. 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.

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 for Institutional Advancement, 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
Edwin and Nancy Colodny
Colleen Connor '85 and Brian Kelahan
Thomas M. and Ann T. Debevoise
Mr. Perez C. Ehrich
Robert A. Fasanella '86
Lillian and Ben Gingold
Mickey Haggerty '77
James E. Hanson II '83
Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs
James and Sally Hill
The Honorable Philip H. Hoff
Barbara C. Huppé '88
Scott Johnston '82
Gerard E. Jones and Emily G. Jones
Roger† and Frances Kennedy
Michael Kessler '80 and Lorraine Magee
Alex Manning '06
J. Michael McGarry III, Esq.
L. Douglas Meredith
President and Dean Marc B. Mihaly
Francis E. Morrissey '88
Daniel G. Murphy '81
Andrew H. Neisner 84
Katherine E. Nunes
The Honorable James L. Oakes
Margaret L. Olnek '92
J. Brian Potts '81
Elizabeth Ross
Charles E. Shafer '77 and Judith W. Shafer
Robert M. Shafer '79
Jeff and Genie Shields
Denton Shriver
Kemp '87 and Edith Stickney
David J. Thelander, Esq. '87
Harry F. Waggoner '00
Professor Burns Weston
Hilton A. Wick
Norman and Jeanne Williams
Mara Williams Oakes
Mary G. Wilson
Dr. Fran Yates
Jean and Jeffrey Young
Randy Hertz


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