I made my first gift to Bryn Mawr in the fall of 1951, just after I graduated. Thanks to the College, I had a job teaching so I could contribute.
I made that gift for my Grandmother who was a big presence in my life and had not attended college herself. Granny had a way of simplifying things. As a young child, anytime I was going to an event or party, she’d ask, "Did you pay your way?" meaning “don’t just go and enjoy the party, do something positive to make it more fun.”
So when I graduated, I couldn't just hang my newly framed Bryn Mawr diploma on the wall. I had to “pay my way” by giving back to the College and working on its behalf whenever I could.