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538 Young Alumni Respond to GOLD Challenge

The 2018 GOLD Challenge on Nov. 7 was a tremendous show of support to DePauw’s students by young alumni. A total of 538 donors gave $23,537 in direct support and released $60,000 in matching gifts from other alumni donors. Events throughout the day celebrated…

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Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center Opens

RGBCenterA crowd of alumni, friends and community members gathered on campus Oct. 12 to dedicate the Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center at 201 E. Seminary St. The 22,700-square-foot, circa 1925 building originally housed Sigma Nu fraternity and later…

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Welch Suite Honors Gift for Pulliam Directorship

Welches“In the cherished memory of two great benefactors of our university, DePauw University and the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media are pleased to announce that the administrative office suite has been renamed the William F. and Jean K. Welch Suite,…

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Peternells Support Budding Environmental Scientists

The 2008 creation of the Pamela (Lorman) and Ben Peternell Scholarship endowment generated momentum in the realm of environmental and sustainability studies at DePauw. That same year, the university joined the American College and University Presidents…

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Maestro Creates DePauw Legacy with Planned Gift

As his own commitment to excellence in teaching demonstrates, Joseph Flummerfelt ’58 is an advocate for education and the positive transformations it makes possible. In honor of his 60-year class reunion in June, Joe made a commitment to establish the…

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Bennetts Honor and Strive to Improve DePauw Experience

Lisa Henderson Bennett ’93 and Isham Jay Bennett ’91 are passionate about the education DePauw provides not only through academic coursework, but also through servant leadership and student involvement. Lisa has served on the university’s Board of Trustees…

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Promoting Excellence and Equity Through Philanthropy

As a first-generation college student and a music major, Jason Asbury ’95 found countless opportunities at DePauw. “I accompanied the DePauw Concert Choir on piano, sang with the Century Singers, went on two national choir tours, played for weekly chapel…

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Fetters Scholarship Recruits Students from Michigan

John Fetters ’50 and Marilyn Fetters ’54 have said their DePauw education was one of the best experiences of their lives, and they wanted to make the experience accessible to high school students from their region of southwest Michigan. So the loyal supporters…

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McFaddens Create DePauw Trust Scholarship

Tim McFadden ’84 and Barbara McFadden recently made a gift to establish the Timothy, Barbara and Peggy McFadden DePauw Trust Scholarship. Their contribution advances one of the central goals of The Campaign for DePauw – creating The DePauw Trust, $100…

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Carnahan Scholarship Provides Student Opportunities

When Barbara Carnahan West ’74 was a high school student trying to decide on a college she researched in thick books at the local library and identified DePauw University as a top contender. While her parents, who were both chemists, may have hoped their…

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Gibbses Raise the Bar on Loyal Giving

GibbsKristi Merrill Gibbs ’01 and Kevin Gibbs (University of Tennessee 2000 and Indiana University Medical School 2004) met through mutual friends in Indianapolis’ Broad Ripple social scene. Married since 2007, Kristi and Kevin make philanthropy and community…

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Scientific Schmidts Invest in Music for DePauw

Considering he was an economics major and she a zoology major, it may seem unusual that Bob and Meg Schmidt are two of the most loyal philanthropic supporters of DePauw’s School of Music. For more than a decade, they have helped fund the Music of the…

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Asiedu Leads Young Alumni Through GOLD Council

Quiaria S. (Ray) Asiedu ’11 says her love for DePauw has only grown since graduation because her DePauw experience has given her so much. She even met her husband, Josh, a Purdue graduate, on campus after the 2012 Monon Bell football game. Quiaria earned…

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Davilas' Gift Prioritizes Global Engagement

“It is incumbent upon institutions like DePauw to help prepare tomorrow’s leaders to constructively engage in an ever more challenging global community. This is not a political statement, but is driven by our experiences across the globe during the past…

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Planning Ahead for DePauw Legacy

As a senior at DePauw in 1975, Merrietta Smith Fong was awarded the Merle Royse Walker Language Award with a monetary prize to further her language studies. The French and Spanish double major purchased an unabridged French dictionary and materials for…

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Hollands Create Endowed Scholarship

Dr. James M. Holland ’54 knew from the time he was 12 years old that he wanted to be a physician and attend Northwestern University Medical School (NUMS) where his grandfather had been a professor. “As a child I shared the bedroom with my grandmother…

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Ken and Anna Kirkpatrick Give DePauw Their Home

Gifts of real estate are certainly not unheard of at DePauw, but they are also not common. Such a gift springs from a source beyond the normal philanthropic spirit that spurs on most gifts to the University. A gift of real estate, especially the gift…

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Ruiz Gift Preserves Visual Arts

“I had been searching for a way to make a significant and personally meaningful gift to The Campaign for DePauw, and several staff members at the University worked with me to find this perfect opportunity,” Martin Ruiz ’98 said. “This gift for Restoring…

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Young Challenge for Inclusive Excellence

Lawrence and Judith YoungLawrence E. ’84 and Judith Young issued a challenge asking for the commitment of others to support the Inclusive Excellence Initiative and the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  The Young Challenge will match any endowment…

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Ubbens Give for New Alumni and Development Center

A major capital gift from Timothy and Sharon Ubben, two of the greatest benefactors ubbensandBottomsin DePauw University’s 180-year-history, will create a new home for the University’s development and alumni engagement division. At the request of the Ubbens, who are…

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Giving Back to Help Others

Donna Sprague ’78 has established an endowed scholarship in memory of her parents, Don and Geneva, who always encouraged and supported her endeavors throughout her life. After receiving a four-year scholarship enabling her to attend DePauw, Donna knew…

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Millers Give to Preserve Art Collection

Recognizing that an understanding of the arts is essential to a liberal arts education, the Restoring DePauw’s Treasures initiative was created to build an endowment for restoration and conservation of DePauw’s permanent art collection. Art lovers John…

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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.

 It…

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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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When Barbara Carnahan West ’74 was a high school student trying to decide on a college she researched in thick books at the local library and identified DePauw University as a top contender. While her parents, who were both chemists, may have hoped their…

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The 2008 creation of the Pamela (Lorman) and Ben Peternell Scholarship endowment generated momentum in the realm of environmental and sustainability studies at DePauw. That same year, the university joined the American College and University Presidents…

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