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Gateway to new college to be named in honor of the Class of 1964

President Salovey announced at our Reunion Class Dinner on Friday, May 30, 2014, that the major gateway to South College  (one of the two new colleges) will be named in honor of the Class of l964.

The project to fund the gateway began, in effect, in l989 at our 25th reunion when twenty classmates each gave $5,000 to be invested and turned over to Yale at our 50th.  During that period the original $100,000 grew to $1.5 million, thanks to the astute management of our honorary classmate, David Swensen.

President Salovey identified the new colleges as his highest priority for his first year, and many classmates responded with gifts that brought the total of the "64/50 Fund" to $5 million, enough to name the gateway.

The l964 contribution completed the funding necessary for both of the new colleges and the President was able to announce publicly that work will commence this summer.   We all look forward to dedicating the gateway at our 55th reunion.

The Class Gift Committee, responsible for shepherding this project to completion, includes Len Baker, Terry Holcombe, Chris Getman, and Paul Balser.