Founders Green Spring 2012 : Page 1

Vol. 11, No. 1 Spring 2012 A Newsletter by Haverford Parents for Haverford Families From the PresIdent In thIs IssUe the haverford Quaker tradition Partnering with the Career development office Cross Country nationals and the nationals trip Editor: Naomi Sacks P’08, ’13 Contributing Editors: Susan Bernstein P’14 (with Daniel Kleinman ’82, P’14) Dorothy Patterson Lin P’14 Charlotte Steele BMC ’76, P’12 dId YoU KnoW? You can find great information for parents at the online Parent Resource Center, including past issues of Founders Green and answers to many of your questions. Just visit neW thIs YeAr... Senior Send-off for 2012 parents is coming in April, with tips on how to navigate Commencement weekend logistics, advice from parents who have “been there” and more. WrIters WAnted Founders Green needs contributors. If you are interested in writing for this publication, please contact Parent Programs: need A Good InVestment? Invest in the Haverford experience by supporting the Parents’ Fund. Go to or phone 1-866-GIFT-4-HC to make your gift today. From the entire Haverford community, thank you! don’t mIss oUt on the memorIes! The Record is Haverford’s student-produced yearbook. Purchase it by April 27 (for $79) online at yearbook. Gifts of Significance I spent the holidays at One College Circle, the home of Haverford presidents for more than seven decades. And as my family exchanged gifts, it occurred to me that “giving” has become a dominant and recurring theme of my interim year here at Haverford. I can trace it back to the first minute of my first visit to campus last summer, as I passed the construction site for our new student residences. Haverford’s first since 1968, Tritton Hall and Kim Hall have been made possible by gifts from alumni Steven M. Jaharis ’82 and Michael B. Kim ’85. A college president knows the signifi-cance of gifts like these, which enhance the lives of so many for so long. In Haver-ford’s case, the combination of singles, with community space, in a green setting, close to the heart of campus is a dream come true. Moreover, half of the 160 students who’ll live there are coming from living rooms in suites elsewhere on campus, which will improve life for other students in those existing dorms. (The other half will be moving up from the Haverford College Apartments, which is going to create myriad options for that newly vacated space.) Doors will open in late August, and the sons and daughters of Haverford will begin to benefit from a Joanne V. Creighton, President generosity that fosters the best possible conditions for the best possible education-al experience. (We recently took a “hard hat tour” of construction, which was captured on video.) Fast forward to October, and an in-spiring visit from Howard Lutnick ’83. Co-Vice Chair of our Board of Managers, Howard is among our very most generous alumni, in every sense of the word. Most apparent to many in our community are his 17 years of leadership service, includ-ing chairmanship of the most successful comprehensive fundraising campaign in Haverford history; his endowed scholar-ships for five— five! —students; the Cantor Fitzgerald Art Gallery, wellspring for the continued on page 8

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