I head the tax and estate planning group at Geisler, Gabriele and Marano. I spent two and half years building my own practice and effectively merged it into this firm, where I'll be one of 18 partners. My office is right in midtown Manhattan.
I left St. Mike's being able to read and to write well on a wide range of topics, which is a direct result of the liberal arts curriculum and being required to take philosophy, religion and history classes along with business and accounting. St. Mike's prepared me well for law school.
I was just back on campus in June for my 10-year reunion and it was great. We stayed in the townhouses and didn't sleep much, but everyone had a good time and I saw lots of people I hadn't seen in 10 years. As a student, I lived in the quad first, then Founder's, then I studied abroad in London fall of junior year, and lived in the 300s as a senior.
Saint Michael's offers a very wide range of classes, so I'd encourage current students to take advantage of that. Being a student is a great time of your life and it goes by fast, so try to make the most of it.
Quite simply, what prompts me to support Saint Michael's is a lot of good memories.