Paula Drake Endowed Scholarship

Paula Drake Ilardo ’69 made a deferred gift through a bequest in her will to establish the Paula Drake Endowed Scholarship as part of The DePauw Trust, the University’s commitment to increase endowment for need-based scholarships.

A member of Alpha…

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R. David Hoover '67 and Suzanne Anderson Hoover '67

R. David and Suzanne Anderson Hoover epitomize the transformative power of DePauw on the lives of its graduates. Raised in small, Midwestern farming towns, they each passed over large state colleges in favor of the intimacy of DePauw. Dave, in fact…

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Thomas W. Boswell ’66 and Cheryl K. Boswell

Thomas W. Boswell and his wife, Cheryl K. Boswell, established the Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished University Professorship in honor of Tom’s DePauw experience and in memory of his parents.

“I have wonderful memories of my four years at DePauw…

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Elgan Baker '71

Elgan Baker is grateful he had the intuition to choose DePauw for his undergraduate education even after being accepted to Harvard and Yale. His stellar career in psychoanalysis validates his choice.

Cofounder and president of Meridian Psychological…

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Douglas B. Wood '74

From 1882 to 1914, the small town of Delphi, Ind., was home to a grand opera house featuring two or three performances per week. Perhaps it was something about the town’s operatic history that resonated in the life of Doug Wood when he was growing up…

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Tom and Christine Briere, parents '13, '16

When Tom and Christine Briere were approached about serving on the DePauw Parents Council in 2009, their daughter, Madeline, had just begun her first year on campus, and the Brieres became the first active members of the council in several years.


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David M. Stone '57 and Jane Wilson Stone '57

The Jane and David Stone Civic Leadership Development Program was established through an estate gift from and in honor of Jane Wilson and David M. Stone. The Stones’ daughter, Carrie Stone Shafer ’86, says the program evolved as a gift from her late parents…

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Deborah Mitchell-Nagpal '90 and Ajay Nagpal

Deborah Mitchell-Nagpal and her husband, Ajay, grew up and attended high school together in Los Altos, Calif. Although they attended different universities – Ajay attending Brown in Rhode Island – they both majored in economics and went on to graduate…

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Douglas R. Elliott Establishes Scholarship Fund

Elliott DouglasGrowing up in a small Indiana town and attending DePauw was much different for Douglas R. Elliott ’84 than it is for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students today. As a Rector Scholar, Doug was grateful for the scholarship assistance and educational…

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$10 Million Tenzer Technology Initiative

President Casey and TenzersDePauw President Brian W. Casey announced earlier this year that the University’s Board of Trustees accepted a $10 million gift from the Tenzer Family Foundation, founded by Lee Tenzer ’64 and Marilyn Tenzer. The gift will propel DePauw to the forefront…

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Gift for Hoover Hall Supports Community

Mark FillipellMark A. Filippell ’75 and spouse, Buffy, have made a gift to support the construction of Hoover Hall, which will replace the Hub dining center in the Union Building, as the primary student dining option on campus. Mark notes, “Hoover Hall will be transformative…

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James R. Martin '65: The Gift of Music

MartinJames (Jim) R. Martin ’65 was not a music student at DePauw; he studied history and economics. And so his most recent commitment of $100,000 in support of the School of Music is a bit unusual. But not to Jim. His mother graduated from DePauw in 1931 with…

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Gift from 1982 Graduates Kenneth & Carrie Coquillette to Endow Career Preparation in Center for Student Engagement

President Brian W. Casey announced today that a $2 million commitment from Kenneth W. and Carrie Melind Coquillette, both 1982 graduates of DePauw, will fund new career preparation programming in the University’s Center for Student Engagement. The gift — which will create both an endowment and a discretionary fund — will support the creation of the Sophomore Year Experience, along with other programming and staffing enhancements to support career planning.

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With $5 Million Gift from Al & Kathy (’74) Hubbard, DePauw to Create National Model for Advising and Career Preparation in the Liberal Arts

President Brian W. Casey announced that DePauw University has received a $5 million gift from Allan B. and Kathryn F. Hubbard to support the creation of a new center for student engagement, experiential learning and career planning. The new center will be one of the first of its kind at a leading national liberal arts college and represents the University’s fundamental commitment to ensuring that every student is advised and supported in each of the three primary components of their student experience: academic life, student life and cocurricular life.

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Trustees Approve Athletics and Recreation Master Plan, Accept $5 Million Gift From Scott ’82 and Kim Welch

President Brian W. Casey announced that DePauw University has received the first major gift toward the University’s comprehensive athletics and recreation master plan, which was approved Friday by the Board of Trustees. The master plan will provide a road map for the University’s investments in athletic and recreational facilities in the coming years. It calls for a series of phased improvements to the Lilly Center and athletic fields.

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