“The new University Commons will provide what has long been missing for students.”
- Ann Simonin Grebe ’61
The classes of 1956 and 1961 are working to name lounge areas in the new University Commons as part of their Class Reunion gifts in June 2011.
“When we think back on our days at Beaver College, many of us remember the time we spent with each other. While our faculty and classes prepared us for our future, the friendships we formed have lasted a lifetime,” says Harriet Swoyer Baisch ’56, Reunion Chair. A number of the Reunion Committee members were “day students” with a keen understanding of the need for space for just “being,” based on their own experiences at the Jenkintown campus.
“The new University Commons will provide what has long been missing for students, and our class is participating by raising the funds for a lounge area on the first floor of the new student center,” adds Ann Simonin Grebe ’61, Co-Fund Agent.
Class and Reunion officers are making personal commitments and reaching out to their classes to meet their $50,000 goals. Classmates are responding with generous gifts, multi-year pledges, and planned gifts such as bequest intentions or charitable gift annuity funding, which pay income for life.
Last spring, the Class of 1950 worked together to name an athletic office, and the Class of 1960 named the new bridge that will link the Commons with the Grey Towers Castle walkway.