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A piece of the Palace

April 12, 2017
Moore Hall

Skidmore's Moore Hall residence—the "Pink Palace"—would have turned 60 years old this year. Its importance in the lives of so many alumni inspired Skidmore to salvage chunks of its signature pink exterior after the demolition. This month only, alumni from the classes of 1957 to 2007 who give to the Skidmore Fund can receive a thank-you token in the form of an actual piece of the pink stonework that made Moore such an iconic structure in Saratoga Springs.
Opened in 1957, Moore was home to generations of students—and countless stories. Ruthie Aron Zales '61, for example, shared with classmates last week: "I'll never forget how we dropped water balloons from the fifth floor onto arriving dates (not ours)!" Dorsey Harris Miller '05 adds, "I met my husband, Douglas, there. We had mutual friends but didn't meet until we lived next door in the Pink Palace in our sophomore year."

By making a gift to Skidmore by April 30, alumni from the Moore Hall era can support today's students and also receive a one-of-a-kind piece of Skidmore history in return. These donors are also invited to share their Moore stories, memories, and photos on social media using #pinkpalace.

Quantities are limited, so earlier donors will have the best chance of receiving a piece of the palace.

Questions may be directed to or 518-580-5620.

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