Varsity Mens Glee Club Story of Giving

One of our very own VMGC alumni, Larry Cohen, recently designated an estate gift which will positively impact the club for years to come. Pondering legacy bequests is a deep and meaningful journey, and we couldn’t be prouder to have Larry take this journey with us—simply put, we are lucky he is in our alumni […]

One of our very own VMGC alumni, Larry Cohen, recently designated an estate gift which will positively impact the club for years to come. Pondering legacy bequests is a deep and meaningful journey, and we couldn’t be prouder to have Larry take this journey with us—simply put, we are lucky he is in our alumni family. His designation will support (3) different areas in the VMGC: unrestricted support, scholarships, and travel. His gift also cuts across six other endowment funds residing at four different units across the University of Illinois. Among other things it will further undergird, grow, and augment student experiences within the LGBTQ community at Illinois, which we believe is a cause worth amplifying.

Larry’s hope is that all of us—regardless of our race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and every other thing that might differentiate us—wake up to a simple-but-hard truth: A just and fair world will not come to us by simply waiting patiently for someone else to do the work.

“I’m happy to be supporting the VMGC. It afforded me with so much – a place of community, friendships that last to this day, a way to show pride for a great university, an opportunity to hone my music and leadership skills, lots of joy and magical moments, and the desire (since graduation) to continue (as I have) a lifetime of singing for similar reasons.  I only wish all of this for current and future students!”

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