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Reunion 2009 Almost 1,000 return to celebrate
Giving in the family spirit
Welcoming remarks were made by Brooks and Angela Chamberlin, parents of Brooks ’09 and Victoria ’05 (who, through their father, are the grandchildren of Frances Foley Chamberlin ’36). As key organizers of the senior-family project, they thanked the “dedicated, focused, and creative” parent volunteers and donors for their steadfastness even in tough economic times. The effort raised more than $365,000 from a record-breaking 71 percent of the seniors’ families.
President Philip Glotzbach reported that part of the gift is funding a geothermal project that will soon ease Skidmore’s utility bills and carbon footprint by heating and cooling Bernhard Theater, Saisselin Art Building, and Filene Music Building. The rest of the gift went into the annual fund, primarily for student scholarship aid. Glotzbach offered his own thanks, a flurry of hugs and snapshots followed, and the bonhomie lingered in the sun for a good long while. —SR
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