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Recent Gifts

May 25, 2014
Thanks everyone!
Thanks everyone!

Several alums and friends have made generous gifts to Keene State over the past couple of months and we wanted to share the good news:

Kim and Crystal Cocklin have given $25,000 to support undergraduate and faculty research.

Bart Swett ’56 has arranged a $445,000 bequest intention to fund a scholarship in the visual and performing arts.

Dr. Howard Smith ’42 has given $100,000 to fund a scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student at Keene State.

The Friends of the Thorne have kicked in $5,000 to jump start the fundraising initiative for the Thorne Sagendorph's 50th Anniversary in 2015. This was a final installment of a $13,000 pledge from the Friends for the 50th Celebrations.

A devoted staff member and spouse have made a $40,000 bequest intention to fund two new scholarship funds for first generation students.

The Redfern Arts Center has received two key sponsorships for its 2014–15 season from Liberty Mutual ($4000) and Cambridge Trust ($2500).

David Proper, a long-time friend of the college and local historian, has made an estate gift of $69,000 to the Special Collection Fund in Mason Library.

The William T Morris Foundation has continued is generous support of the college again this year with a gift of $238,000 to support the Morris-August Honors Program and Travel Scholarships. The foundation has also given $5000 to support ongoing programs in the Cohen Center.

Melvin S. Clark ’77 of Kansas City MO has given Keene State a $61,113 bequest.

One hundred and ninety four Keene State faculty and staff have given $57,136 this year as a result of the Close to Home Campaign, an increase in the number of participants and the amount given over last year.

Thanks everyone!