Meet Our Donors

Lee M. Gammill Jr., CLU

Lee Gammill is a former Vice Chairman of New York Life Insurance Company and served as the National Chairman of the College’s highly successful 21st Century Special Gifts Campaign that raised more than $32 million. Lee is a former Trustee of the College and recipient of the Huebner Gold Medal, the College’s highest award for service.

William B. and Sallie B. Wallace

William B. Wallace, CLU, ChFC and his wife Sallie are lifetime donors of the College. They have five children and reside in Maryland and Florida. Bill is retired vice chairman and chief operating officer of Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company. He serves on the College’s Board of Trustees as well as on the Foundation Board of Directors.

Bill and Sallie established the Wallace Chair in Philanthropy at the College in 1999. The mission of the Wallace Chair is to advance learning and professionalism in philanthropy through the College’s educational programs. The purpose of the chair is to raise the overall level of charitable giving by educating financial services professionals working with high-net-worth clients and professional fundraisers serving the more than 900,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

Harold Caplan

Harold Caplan, a career life insurance agent with New York Life Insurance Company (NYLIC), found a gift annuity with The American College offered him a way to give back to an industry that has served him well.

Times were tough when Harold began his insurance career at the age of 22 in the midst of the great depression. One company turned him down because he wasn’t married and another because he wasn’t yet 25. But he finally landed a job with NYLIC that included a very attractive perk–the pension offered after 20 years of service. Now, 70 years later, he finally decided to retire. He’s known as a New York Life legend-chalking up a brilliant career, a reputation for service and integrity, and serving as an exemplary role model to young agents.

“I’m most impressed with The American College, the school, the campus and the programs and am happy to support the College while benefiting from a very favorable annuity,” says Harold. “The life insurance industry and New York Life have been so good to me; I was pleased to find a way to give back.”