Mark Smith '90
Mark Smith '90 chose Oberlin because he wanted to combine a strong liberal arts curriculum with advanced training in music. Today, he is a consultant with IBM Watson Health in Washington, DC.
When Mark entered college, he wasn't sure what he wanted to do, but, he notes, "Oberlin had everything I wanted."
A few years ago, Mark decided to name Oberlin as a beneficiary of his retirement plan to demonstrate his appreciation for the opportunities he had here. Beneficiary designations are one of the simplest ways to make a meaningful gift to Oberlin.
If you'd like to honor your own Oberlin experience through a gift to future generations of Obies, simply designate Oberlin as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan or other account. To learn how, see our Beneficiary Designations page and download the materials or complete our one-page form.
Staff in the Office of Gift Planning will be happy to help. Please contact our Office of Gift Planning at (440) 775-8599 or email@example.com.
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