David Mog (CIT ’64) grew up in a working-class family that didn’t travel farther than visiting his grandparents in Youngstown, Ohio—just an hour from home. But during a college humanities course, Professor John Culver encouraged David to explore the world. David would go on to take his first university teaching post in Brazil in 1970. The experience sparked his lifelong passion for travel and a 45-year career in science education and advocacy.
To show their gratitude to Case Western Reserve, David and his wife, Gloria, funded a flexible gift annuity supporting the College of Arts and Sciences. In the future, the Mogs can select a date to start income payments from the annuity. Now retired, David and Gloria enjoy visiting locales such as Argentina, Chile, Jordan, Switzerland and Russia. “The world truly did open up for me thanks to Case Western Reserve,” David said. “It’s where I was given the confidence that I could dream big.”
To discuss a charitable gift annuity or learn how your philanthropy can have an impact, please contact: Clarke Leslie, associate dean for development and external relations, at 216.368.5322 or email@example.com.