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Connecting Through Music

Connecting Through Music

Hugh Galt finds joy in music - particularly music from Chapman University. Every year, he looks forward to the annual Chapman Celebrates and Wassail performances, as well as campus theatre productions.

"To watch students perform is something else," said Hugh. "I can't get over it."

Hugh has been long involved with Chapman's Town & Gown and for the last three year been the chairperson of the organization's scholarship committee.

"I marvel at the students and how involved they are. Reading applications and hearing students talk about their goals is inspiring to me," Hugh says.

Town & Gown is one of Chapman's most dedicated groups, working with the surrounding community, supporting campus initiatives and furthering education through scholarships.

Hugh's close work with Chapman over the years brought him to a ne w way of showing his support for the students and music he cares so much about: a charitable gift annuity.

Gift annuities were the best choice for Hugh because there's a beneficial charitable tax deduction combined with a fixed income for life. Hugh has designated the William Hall Legacy Endowment and the Musco Center for the Arts as the beneficiaries of his charitable gift annuities, thus supporting music and performance arts programming and education.

Dr. Bill Hall, long-time Chapman music professor, and dean and artistic director of the Musco Center for the Arts has been Hugh's friend for several decades.

"I want to help Bill support his vision and help the arts achieve its goals," said Hugh.

By supporting education and the arts, he gives students the tools to accomplish their goals while contributing to something bigger than himself.

Learn more about creating your legacy at Chapman University by establishing a gift annuity at www.chapman.edu/how-to-give . You may also contact David B. Moore (M.A. '09) , assistant vice president for legacy planning, at (714) 516-4590 or dmoore@chapman.edu. Lindsey N. Jacobs '09 (M.A. '18) , manager for legacy planning, can be reached at (714) 628-7311 or ljacobs@chapman.edu.


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