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ANDREW VOGEL ’95: FORGING RELATIONSHIPS

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When Andrew Vogel ’95 talks about his relationship with Wesleyan, it’s a story of the importance of alumni connections—forging them, fostering them, and following them into the next generation of graduates. A partner with ZM Capital, a partnership founded by Strauss Zelnick ’79, Vogel recently sponsored a large gift—$1 million—to the Wesleyan endowment from that…

TERRY HUFFINGTON AND RALPH DITTMAN P’11, ‘14: FUNDING SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDONESIAN STUDENTS

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Wesleyan parents Terry Huffington and Ralph Dittman have donated to financial aid and environmental programming throughout their daughters’ undergraduate careers. Recently they made a generous new commitment through the Huffington Foundation: $1.2 million to endow the Huffington Freeman Scholarship, which will support high-need students from Indonesia in perpetuity. This gift reflects both their appreciation of…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

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Last March, Wesleyan held a fantastic weekend event-, Connect@WES, which was put together by University Relations and the Wesleyan Career Center (with a cast of truly distinguished alumni). Over the course of two days, Wesleyan students and alumni listened to speakers talk about various aspects of the road to life after academia: How do I…

DISTINGUISHED TEACHING FELLOW 2014: RUBENSTEIN EXPLORES THE MULTIVERSE, KIERKEGAARD IN SEMINARS

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

As Wesleyan’s 2014 Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Mary-Jane Rubenstein taught a course this spring titled “Kierkegaard: An Advanced Seminar in Absurdity.” Rubenstein is chair and professor of religion, professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies. She is Wesleyan’s second Distinguished Teaching Fellow, a position established last year by Rob Rosenthal (John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology…

ED HEFFERNAN ’84: FOSTERING A STRONG ENDOWMENT

Ed Heffernan ‘84

On the eve of his 30th Reunion, Ed Heffernan ‘84, a consistent substantial donor to the Wesleyan Fund and to financial aid, decided to make a significantly larger commitment: $1.2 million, targeted to the University’s endowment. “I have the means to step it up,” he notes. Alliance Data Systems, the branded credit card and customer…

WESLEYAN’S LEGACY FAMILIES FILLED

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On the Sunday of Homecoming/Family Weekend Wesleyan’s Legacy families filled Denison Terrace with their smiles—no doubt made wider by Wesleyan’s Little Three football win the day before. Gathered in family groupings, beginning in the front row, (l. to r.) with the Wesleyan Cardinal: Alexander Japko ’14, Elizabeth Spatola ’81, and Matthew Japko ’17; Max Friedlich…

PLANNED GIFTS: CREATING A LEGACY

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Like the sound of the South College bells echoing down the years, gifts to Wesleyan of all sizes have a lasting impact; planned giving is especially meaningful to the university. These gifts can also help donors accomplish both retirement and philanthropic goals.   Dave Knapp ’49 knows this well. He has donated a portion of…