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Emerson Society Committee Welcomes New Chairs

With a $100,000 gift to HWS in late 2019, Peter Standish Jr. ’83 and Anne O’Connor ’86 Standish P’14, P’16 established a permanent endowment fund to provide assistance to academically qualified students with demonstrated financial need. This year, to encourage others to take on leadership roles in meeting the Colleges’ fundraising goals, the Standishes have volunteered to serve as committee chairs of the Emerson Society.

In their new roles, Anne says their goal is to “lead by example with our time and our financial support,” while ensuring that other donors “are appreciated and understand how their donations are being used to further strengthen the education and opportunities at HWS.”

Membership in the Emerson Society starts with cumulative gifts of $2,000 made in any given fund year.


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