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Howard Keefer, BA' 52

Keefer"Northern opened my eyes to the world!"

“Beginning college was traumatic for me. I was from a small village, and in high school I knew everyone. But at Northern I didn’t know anyone and for the first few weeks I felt like a fish out of water. Then one day, a classmate invited me to consider joining a fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi. His invitation was my salvation! I pledged and made life-long friends.”

“At Northern I was privileged to meet students and faculty from all walks of life. ONU helped shape me and make me a better person. Northern opened my eyes to the world! Because Northern gave me the opportunity to succeed in life, it is only natural that I want give back and help students find their direction in life. My wife and I decided to use the most versatile charitable giving tool available, the charitable remainder trust. The CRT helps me bypass capital-gains tax on the sale of highly appreciated assets, generate income, provide estate planning and fulfill my philanthropic objectives.”
— Howard Keefer, BA ’52