Alumni Student Center Initiative

Message from the Alumni Association President

Dear Fellow Alums and Friends, 

It was wonderful to see so many of you in San Diego this month and to affirm the Alumni/ae Association’s support for the long-awaited renovation and expansion of Loring Hall, the Annex, and West House — collectively now referred to as the “Student Center.” 

For those of you who were unable to join us at the Meeting, we discussed our commitment to this project and voted to divert the annual Gift to the School for the next three years to the renovation of Loring, and to contribute $20,000 towards the campaign from our general budget.  Of course, we will continue to support the Summer Session Alumni/ae Scholarship and our expenses for the meetings through the funds we receive from dues.  The Alumni/ae Association agreed to name the East (Ouzo) Terrace ($75,000) and, if possible, the West Porch Colonnade ($100,000) in honor of all the Alumni/ae, both present and future. 

What does this commitment mean for you?  How much could you contribute by the end of the summer?  In addition, to paying your annual dues ($25 regular/$10 underemployed), if each of you were to donate an average of $250, the Alumni/ae Association will be able to reach its first goal, i.e., the naming of the Ouzo Terrace.  If each member of the 260 Alumni/ae, who contribute to the Association regularly, were to donate an one-time average of $600, we will be able to name both the East and the West Porches.  Some of you can give more; some of you can give less.  Nevertheless, whatever amount you could donate to the Alumni/ae Association will spearhead the fundraising campaign for this beloved project! 

Please join me in supporting this historic campaign and leaving a lasting legacy with the School! In addition, if any of you are also interested in initiating a specific class gift or would like to review other naming opportunities, please get in touch with George Orfanakos to discuss.

Q and A on this initiative. 

Make your donation directly online.  

(All contributions will be acknowledged in School publications, unless anonymity is preferred.)

Of course, I will keep all of you apprised on our progress. Thank you very much for your support and I look forward to seeing all of you again soon!

All the best,