We also support Cornell!

     I’m delighted to have been asked to byline this short piece describing an ongoing Cornell organization in which both my classmate and husband, Burl, and I are current members . . The story behind the Charter Society is an interesting one and a story in which very few are aware.

     The Society was named in recognition of the Charter gift given by Ezra Cornell which was an essential aspect in the founding of Cornell University. The gift by our founder was $500,000.00 and his farm far above Cayuga’s waters. That gift, as you can well imagine, was, by any yardstick, a most substantial donation for any individual to make in the year 1865.

     For the record, Charter Society members are those individuals who are recognized for their annual contributions to many aspects of the University and to do so at the $500-$999 level. These gifts enable Cornell to admit the best students, regardless of their finances, and to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. Without this generous private support from society members and other donors, Cornell would truly not be a world-class university.

     I appreciate the opportunity that’s been given me to participate in this Class Website project and to share a role with many others in bringing this to fruition. All of us eagerly look forward to the completion in the coming months.

Frances Ward Kimple
, BS HE, ‘44
The 2007-2008 Members

Gerald S. Barad
Maurice P. Bellis
Willard S. Boothby, Jr.
Richard S. Claassen
Ruth L. Claassen

Charter Total:  $8,468.40
Charter Donors: 15

John B. Cummings
Calvin S. DeGolyer, Jr.
Lucius B. Donkle, Jr.
Sigmund Hoffman
Anne Bishop McKusick

Robert S/ Milllwe
Norma Hirshon Schatz
Janice Taylor Scott
Madeleine King Short
Margaret H. Wiggins

 
The 2006-2007 Members

Norman W. Allen
Lois Fink Baker
Gerald S. Barad
Curt F. Beck
Maurice P. Bellis
Andre S. Capi
John B. Cummings

Calvin S. DeGolyer, Jr.
Lucius B. Donkle, Jr.
Alfred J. Fisher
Jean Shaver Hanszen
Sigmund Hoffman
Greta E. Leighton
Anne Bishop McKusick

Robert S. Miller
Norma Hershon Schatz
A. Louis Shore
B. Madeleine King Short
Margaret Hallock Wiggins.

The 2005-2006 Members

Gerald S. Barad
Curt F. Beck
Barbara Hall Bowne
Mary P. Clist
John B. Cunmings
Lucius B. Donkle, Jr.

Jean Shaver Hansen
Sigmund Hoffman
Margaret M. Kappa
James A. McTague
Bertil L. Peterson
Janice Taylor Scott

Louis A. Shor
Charles E. Van Reed
Margaret Hallock Wiggins
Richard C. Wolgast
Robert J. Woods, Jr.

The 2003-2004 Members

Paul H. Bailey, II
Gerald S. Barad
Maurice P. Bellis
Nancy Chien Chang
Richard S. Claassen
Ruth Leonard Claassen
Mary Pollard Clist
Lucius B. Donkle

Joseph P. Flynn
George H. Getman
Leonard Israel
Anne Bishop McKusick
Donald H. Middleton
Robert F. Miller
A. Louis Shor

Glibert I. Smith
Donald T. Stevenson
Marjory Mordoff Stevenson
Margaret Hallock Wiggins
Paul K. Wiggins, Jr.
George M. Wilkins, Jr.
Robert J. Woods

 

 
 
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07/08
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