A Legacy of Giving

Historic image of Dave Huge leaping down steps
Photo by one of Hugel’s television colleagues: “I was scrambling down the station steps to cover the 1968 Baltimore riots,” he recalls.

For David Hugel, J.D. ’73, M.S. ’77, a Vietnam War veteran and nationally recognized legal authority on public and highway safety, service to country and community has always been important. Like many UB students, Hugel worked while he attended school, first as a news reporter for WBAL and WJZ Baltimore where he covered the unrest in 1968 for the station. Then, while pursuing his law degree, he worked in public relations for the Baltimore office of the American Red Cross. He went on to teach as an adjunct professor in UB’s criminal justice program from 1974-77 before joining Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There he taught constitutional law, evidence and police civil liability to law enforcement officials from across the country.

David Hugel Speaking
Hugel today.

His passion for service and helping others is reflected in the legacy he is leaving for UB students and the community. In 2018, Hugel established the David H. Hugel Papers held in the Special Collections Department of UB’s Robert L. Bogomolny Library. The collection, open for research to UB students, faculty, staff and the community, contains publications, articles, photographs and other ephemera related to his professional career, electioneering and community activism.

Most recently Hugel worked with the College of Public Affairs and the Office of Institutional Advancement to create the David H. Hugel Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship supports future UB undergraduate students who are passionate about making their communities a better place for all. To fund the scholarship, Hugel has generously included a bequest for UB in his will.

Including UB in estate plans is a way alumni and friends can pass down opportunities to the next generation. When these gifts create an endowment, as Hugel’s will, they grow and prosper indefinitely, benefiting UB students, faculty and programs. And it gives donors like Hugel the satisfaction of knowing their gifts will impact lives for generations to come.

UB’s Office of Institutional Advancement provides gift planning information and assistance to alumni and friends who are considering how they may want to help UB students. Most of the more than $1 million in bequests UB has received in the last two years will eventually provide direct support to our students.

Through his bequest, Hugel is ensuring that his legacy of service lives on.

For more information about gift planning with the University of Baltimore, please contact:

Leslie Joyce
Senior Director of Development
University of Baltimore

For additional information visit: http://ub.myplannedgift.org/

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