Anne Palamountain, Skidmore College's "First Lady" for 22 Years
In 1979, Anne, wife of Skidmore's fourth president, created the Palamountain Benefit to raise resources for students requiring financial assistance to attend the College. Anne's many years of dedication to the scholarship fund and to what came to be known as the Polo by Twilight event allowed more than 300 hundred scholarships to be awarded to the best and brightest students who attended and graduated from Skidmore.
President Philip Glotzbach said of her:
Anne's involvement in the life of Skidmore is a story in its own right. Her greatest passion was building endowment for financial aid, which she saw as the most effective way to make a college education accessible to all students. In 1979 she spearheaded the launch of one of the College's major fundraising events, the annual Palamountain Scholarship Benefit. She presided over the event for 35 years, helping the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund reach a total of $5.8 million.
Please help us to continue the strong support of scholarships at Skidmore College that Anne Palamountain championed for so many years.