More than 60 members of the John Dickinson Society (JDS) and their guests gathered for a reception, discussion and private tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, Nov. 5. The exclusive regional event is one example of the ways the college honors members of the society, which is Dickinson's premier donor group and is made up of alumni, parents and friends who make an annual gift to the college of at least $2,500 ($1,000 for graduates of the last 10 years, and $500 for graduates of the last five years).
In addition to a private tour of the mansion featuring areas not available to the general public, the event included a discussion, “George Washington’s Vision for the United States,” led by Kenneth Bowling ’62, a scholar and author who studies the creation of the federal government during the American Revolution. The day ended with a reception that gave attendees the opportunity to learn about the state of the college from Interim President Neil Weissman and engage in discussions with college leaders and fellow JDS members.
Beyond invitation-only regional events like this, JDS members are also invited to exclusive luncheons and receptions with college leadership during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming & Family Weekend, are recognized in the Report of Gifts and receive special communications from the college president and the JDS chair.
Published November 11, 2016