A Lasting Legacy of Education and Entertainment
WOSU Public Media's content and programming has been inspiring and engaging the community for generations. Mike Schmidt, '78, '91, is playing a key role in upholding this educational and entertaining media for years to come.
Mike has named WOSU as a beneficiary of his will. This type of gift, also known as a bequest, is an effective and flexible way to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
"WOSU is an important part of my daily life. When I'm on the go or am busy at home, I have NPR News 89.7 radio tuned in. When I'm watching TV it's invariably WOSU," said Mike. "I've learned so many things over the years and have enjoyed so many entertaining programs that it only seems right to give something back."
Mike is grateful for the opportunity to attended The Ohio State University. "My twin brother and I served in the Army during the Vietnam War," he said. "Thanks to the generosity of our fellow citizens, we were granted the GI Bill and were the first members of our family to attend college."
As a retired school teacher, Mike has a strong passion and appreciation for education. His career provided him with the financial ability to make a difference for others. He is committed to repaying some of the generosity he received by leaving a gift to those who will follow in generations to come.
"I'm not going to live forever, but I believe some part of me will live on through my bequest," said Mike. "I can't think of a better source of education and entertainment for our future generations than WOSU television and radio."