Getting ready for the 2018 Alumni Weekend, Tom Zug ’68 can’t wait to catch up with longtime friends to celebrate their 50th reunion. “There will be a lot of sentences starting out with ‘Remember when …’ ” he says with a smile. “But I’m also certainly looking forward to touring the campus. Needless to say, things have changed tremendously over 50 years.”
A history major who went to officer-candidate school in the U.S. Navy after graduating, Zug earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and launched a successful investment partnership with his brother. He’s endowed several scholarships on his own and with his brothers, sisters and cousins, and he sees scholarship giving as a way to create leadership opportunities for young people, and to provide some of the same kinds of learning experiences he had 50 years ago.
“I had a great four years at Dickinson. I learned a lot, both inside and outside of the classroom,” he says. “I would encourage my classmates to give back to Dickinson, particularly around this 50th reunion. I think most of us have gotten an awful lot out of our Dickinson education.”
Zug also has found a way to maximize his support of the college by making a planned gift through the Old West Society. "Giving through a will to the Old West Society is a great way you can contribute to the college," he explains. "Most of us, through a gift through a will, can contribute significantly more than we can on an annual basis."
Published March 23, 2018