From the President September 2013
You have done it again: The Class of '56 completed the fiscal year with total cash donations of $560,145, exceeding the Annual Appeal goal set by the college by $110,000! We also had eleven more donors than last year, making our participation rate a healthy 74.4%.
Kudos to Annual Giving Reps Mitzi Drucker Jonas and Betsy Cassel Stern and their team of Dorm Reps for their leadership and loyalty. And many thanks to all who contributed, creating an amazing year for the Wellesley Fund and for '56.
This fall, the College has made vast resources available to all of us, for free, via the new EdX on-line program beginning in September. Topics include Intro to Human Evolution and Intro to Global Sociology. In October, you can take Poetry in Early New England and the History of Chinese Architecture (given in Mandarin with English subtitles). The program features forty or more courses on as many topics offered by professors from Harvard, MIT, Georgetown U, Berkley etc...and Wellesley. To learn more go to www.EdX.org. Happy Learning!
The next chance for us to gather with classmates is scheduled for
Oct. 18th, 2 pm, at the Harvard Club in New York City.
As always, all classmates and their guests are welcome, regardless of where they live. For more information, and to sign up, contact one of these classmates:
Finally, as usual....several reminders:
1. For those who are not life members you may send your $40 dues payable to the Class of 1956, to Joan Lasley, our Class Treasurer at:
25188 Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4103 Help us meet the 100% goal for participation.
2. Please send news and photos to:
(Especially for the HAPPENINGS PAGE...things that you, your spouses, partners, children, grandchildren are doing which might interest classmates.
They are hungry for news!
3. Stay in touch by joining CONNECTIONS '56. (See Happenings Page) 1956 Wellesley RAH! Carolyn