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Inspired Giving

At the February Board meeting, Manager Jane Lang ’67 announced that she and her niece, fellow Manager Lucy Lang ’03, would designate $7 million from her father Eugene Lang ’38, H’81’s Fund for the Future to upgrade and renovate the Lang Music Building.

They also issued a challenge of their own: If the College could raise an additional $1 million, they would give $1 million more, raising the total to $9 million.

Their decision energized their fellow Managers, who erupted into applause and gave them a standing ovation. Manager Emeritus Samuel Hayes ’57 then surprised the group by pledging $100,000 to the renovation effort. In quick succession, John Chen ’76, P’19, David Singleton ’68, P’99, David Bradley ’75, H’11, and David McElhinny ’75, P’17 each committed the same.

“We are incredibly grateful for Jane’s and Lucy’s commitment to leading by example,” said President Valerie Smith. “We are all inspired by their love for the College and their desire to ensure that our students continue to enjoy a world-class liberal arts education.