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message from the president

In this issue we have the good fortune to announce several major gifts to Albright College. We have received a million-dollar gift from an anonymous donor to endow a faculty chair in business, the College's third endowed chair and the second in the Business Department.

A $90,000 gift from Zeta Omega Epsilon provided for renovation of the entrance to the Bollman Center. We also received $50,000 earmarked for our endowment; $50,000 to equip a new optics lab; and a $40,000 challenge grant for improvements to the baseball and softball facilities. I hope you will read about these generous gifts in this issue.

I cannot find words adequate to express Albright's gratitude to these benefactors, for their gifts will have an impact far beyond today. All of us have been recipients of unlooked for generosity and "warmed by fires we did not build," but in colleges and universities, it is even more obvious than in other places that we are all links in a chain of giving and receiving.

On campus, we see signs of the generosity of classes and individuals gone before - legacies in stone and brick, in the names of buildings, labs and classrooms, in books and tools for learning. But the most important legacy of these gifts is in the lives of the students who learn, flourish and then leave Albright to enrich the world. We hope that someday these students will also be links in the chain, in turn giving of themselves for others.

So, on behalf of all of us at Albright today as well as those who will follow, our deepest thanks not only to our latest benefactors, but to all those who have given so freely of themselves to Albright College and its students in so many ways.

Henry A. Zimon

Go Lions!

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